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“For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.”
??Habakkuk? ?2:14? ?NLT??
“Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, for as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.”
??Isaiah? ?11:9? ?NLT??
Glory to You alone Father. There is nothing that compares to being in Your presence. You are the Creator of all. You are Omnipresent and Omnipotent and to be praised night and day. You spoke life into all creation. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and may our words speak life; giving encouragement and hope to all. We have resurrection power living on the inside and may we glorify and honor You Father in all we do. Hallelujah! Have an amazing day glorifying God in all you do. Soli Deo Gloria!

“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.”
??Jeremiah? ?15:16? ?NLT??
“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.”
??Jeremiah? ?15:16? ?NIV??
Father God almighty, You are a loving compassionate God. Your words are encouraging and fill us with so much wisdom and everlasting hope. I pray we always desire You and seek You each and every day with our whole being. You are never changing and there is everlasting hope and victory in Your holy name, Jesus Christ. I pray we stand on every Promise, they are all yes and amen! Hallelujah! You have given us the play book-the map to be super conquerors in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!
“Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.”
??Psalms? ?119:72? ?NLT??
Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11
Have an amazing day be fed on the word of God. Sola Scriptura!

“But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’”
??Haggai? ?2:4-5? ?NLT??
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.””
??Deuteronomy? ?31:6? ?NLT??
““Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
??Joshua? ?1:6-9? ?NLT??
O, my soul, O how you worry (lyrics from Casting Crowns: great listen). Fear, you are a liar. We have the great and mighty Jehovah for us, so who can be against us? Romans 8:31 No one! Holy Spirit continue to feed our soul with strength and confidence, hope and encouragement; we are mighty conquerors in Christ Jesus. Father God, we need to devour Your promises-the word of God and stop listening to the doubt and fear that sneaks up on us. There is power in the Word of God, power in the name Jesus! Jesus!
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17 NIV Hallelujah! Have an amazing, conqueroring day in the PROMISES of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

“Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.”
??Proverbs? ?16:18? ?NLT??
“Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”
??Proverbs? ?18:12? ?NLT??
“These six things the LORD hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,”
??PROVERBS? ?6:16-17? ?AMP??
The Bible consistently and clearly denounces pride, which involves placing ones own reasoning powers above the revelation of God and depending on one's finite mind to determine infinite truths. Pride was the original sin. Pride keeps us from forgiving others, admitting we are wrong, giving others credit, accepting the truth about ourselves from others, having repentant hearts and being able to spiritually mature. Pride keeps us from receiving all of God's blessings. Father God, I pray for us to come to You with humbled hearts wanting, wanting to become all of You Jesus. We are weak and wretched without You. You are our strength and confidence, our rock and shield, our hope and joy. We desire Your wisdom. We are nothing without You. It is Your breath in our lungs giving us life to give You all the honor, the praise, and the glory. Hallelujah! Hallowed be Your holy Name. Have an amazing day relying on Jesus Christ and giving Him all the thanksgiving and praise. Soli Deo Gloria!

“Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
??Zechariah? ?4:6? ?NLT??
“But I will show love to the people of Judah. I will free them from their enemies—not with weapons and armies or horses and charioteers, but by my power as the Lord their God.””
??Hosea? ?1:7? ?NLT??
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
??2 Corinthians? ?4:7? ?NLT??
We have victory in Christ Jesus through His resurrection power. The Lord shines brightest through us who have been broken and have given ourselves to His use; to be vessels prepared for His service. God's glory will shine through us and it will be recognized as His Power, not ours. We can do nothing in our own strength. All the glory and honor to You, God most high. Hallelujah! Have an amazing day being submissive to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and relying Him for all of His power and strength. Amen! Soli Deo Gloria!

““Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia. This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open:”

??Revelation? ?3:7? ?NLT??
Are you satisfied spiritually? Or do you have a growing, insatiable hunger for more of Jesus? We need to always be hungry for more of Jesus and His Word. We will struggle, fall, faint, and be weary, doors will close, but when we stay submissive to our Lord and Savior, He will renew our strength, mount us up on wings, and open doors for us to walk through. Hallelujah!
“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 for them.”
??Romans? ?8:28? ?NLT??
Have an amazing day walking through the next doorway with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen! Sola Fide!


“They made their hearts as hard as stone, so they could not hear the instructions or the messages that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies had sent them by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. That is why the Lord of Heaven’s Armies was so angry with them.”
??Zechariah? ?7:12? ?NLT??
Father God, I pray we never turn away from You. May we always have ears to hear and eyes to see. May we always hunger for You and Your daily bread. Our hearts need be the garden of Eden, the manger of residence for You.
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.”
??Ezekiel? ?36:26? ?NLT??
Have an amazing day having your heart fixed on Jesus Christ our Lord Savior.

“Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
??Zechariah? ?4:6? ?NLT??
Omnipotent-all powerful God almighty we gain victory only through Your power, the Holy Spirit. There's no military might or manpower that compares to Your greatness.
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
??2 Corinthians? ?4:7? ?NLT??
Have an amazing day relying on the resurrection power being your strength in Christ Jesus.

“The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.”

Nahum 1:7 NLT

Our God is our mighty fortress, our stronghold-a place of safety that insulates His people from the attacks of the enemy. “The Lord rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble. The Lord helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him.”

Psalms 37:39-40 NLT

God's judgement does not contradict His goodness; it is directed against the enemies of His people and proves His commitment to those who trust in Him.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

Have an amazing day trusting in the Lord our God, our Savior.

“Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NLT

Father God, You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Your timing is always perfect. You are Omniscient. We need to always wait on God rather than moving forward in our own time, on own strength, and with our own plans, as the nonbeliever does. We believers have the Holy Spirit living inside us, giving us wisdom, discernment, and understanding. "The Holy Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Romans 8:26 Hallelujah!

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.””

Hebrews 10:36-38 NLT

Father God give us faith where we are lacking, encourage us through Your promises. They are all yes and amen! Hallelujah. Have an amazing day with increasing faith and hope in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

““God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. You have given me your shield of victory; your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.”

2 Samuel 22:31-37 NLT


“God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights. He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.

You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.”

Psalms 18:32-36, 39 NLT

No matter what difficult times we go through, and we will, we must never loose our trust in the Lord our God, He will preserve the righteous. We need not fear of the loss of anything in this life when we have hope in the everlasting God. Father God almighty, our mighty fortress, Your Word is never changing. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. We stand on all Your promises. They are all yes and amen! We have the resurrection power living on the inside and the Holy Spirit praying for us. "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 Hallelujah! Have an amazing day being a sure-footed deer traversing high hills in Christ Jesus. Amen!!

“Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.”

Proverbs 10:12 NLT

Wonderful Counselor, Prince of peace, Father God reveal any hatred in our hearts. May our heart be of flesh and not of stone. You are a loving God fill our hearts with the Holy Spirit so we can be conquerors of hate and to be encouraging lights of hope and love to all. 

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Have an amazing day being a sweet aroma to all in Christ Jesus. 

“So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over.”

Jeremiah 18:3-4 NLT

Father God, almighty Creator, You make no mistakes. We constantly mess up, becoming hard and brittle; but Your loving mercy never gives up on us. You are not done with us. We are wonderfully made.

“And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8 NLT

Jesus, You became clay to give us eternal life. Hallelujah! Thank You Heavenly Father for Your love, mercy, and grace.

Shape us Father in your likeness so we can become all of You.

I pray we always come to You, our good Shepherd with obedient hearts.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”

Romans 8:28-30

You Father God are sovereign, omnipotent, and omniscient.

We are Your vessel, do with us as You please Father. Have an amazing day being an obedient vessel for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’?””

Haggai 1:2 NIV

Father God, we need to always put You first. May You be the center of it all. We need to be following Your will, seeking Your Kingdom and not our own selfish agendas. When we procrastinate-delay in obedience, we are being disobedient. May we always have ears to hear Your whispers.

“Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it! I will bring great disaster upon all these people; but I will give you your life as a reward wherever you go. I, the Lord, have spoken!’””

Jeremiah 45:5 NLT

Have an amazing Sonday seeking the Lord our God with your whole being. Amen!

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;"

Nahum 1:3 NIV

"The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent." 2 Peter 3:9

Father God almighty, You are our Mighty Warrior, our stronghold, our refuge. You are a gracious, merciful Father desiring no one to perish. Your slowness is Your loving patience. Hallelujah! Father God, I pray we come to You with humbled, repentant hearts. Always wanting to be all of You, Jesus. To honor and glorify You Father in all we do. We can do nothing in our own strength. "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

Have an amazing day, wasting no time, in Christ Jesus. Amen!

“Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! You will show us your faithfulness and unfailing love as you promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.”

Micah 7:18-20 NLT


“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.”

Romans 8:1-2 NLT


There is non like You Father God almighty. You not only judge but also pardon. Hallelujah! You are a merciful, loving God. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hallelujah! We can stand on Your promises. They are all yes and amen! There is hope and life in the name of Jesus Christ. Come as you are and let the transformation take place in Jesus Christ. He will give you new life and wash you clean. He will fill you with the Holy Spirit giving you power, peace, and comfort. Hallelujah! There is non like You. Hallelujah! Make it an amazing transformation day in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen!

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? Romans 8:35

Jesus loves us. His love is our safeguard against the difficulties of life. In our own strength, we will loose the fight against any addiction or on going struggles life throws at us. But it is the power of the Holy Spirit that gives us strength, endurance, perseverance, hope, and encouragement. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”

Romans 8:37 NLT

A personal relationship with Jesus Christ gives us the amazing comfort, peace, strength, and hope in times of severe trouble; because we have the Holy Spirit crying out for us Abba! Father! Daddy I need You. Thank You Jesus for Your love, mercy, and grace. Have an amazing day walking with our first Love, Jesus.

“As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. I will be patient as the Lord punishes me, for I have sinned against him. But after that, he will take up my case and give me justice for all I have suffered from my enemies. The Lord will bring me into the light, and I will see his righteousness.”

Micah 7:7-9 NLT

“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.”

Isaiah 9:2 NLT

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.”

Romans 8:1-2 NLT

Father God almighty, You are the Light of the world. There is power in the name of Jesus. There is salvation in Your holy Name. Father God give us a heart of mercy. Father, You are a compassionate, forgiving God. You remember our sins no more. Hallelujah! We never have to feel condemned. You have freed us. It is only with Your Holy Spirit, can we show mercy to others. I pray we can have a compassionate, forgiving heart to those who have hurt us in any way. It is with Your Spirit all things are possible.

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.”

Galatians 5:16-26 NLT

Have an amazing day being filled and walking in the Spirit. Amen!

“I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways. Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, so our land will be filled with his glory.”

Psalms 85:8-9 NLT

13 years ago today I gave my life to Jesus Christ. Born again once with the Holy Spirit and praying to be filled everyday to be more of Jesus. Hallelujah! I am nothing and could do nothing without my Lord and Savior. It is our Father's breath in our lungs giving us strength and confidence, wisdom and understanding, hope and joy and peace. That day God instantly broke all my chains, released all my burdens and filled me with His loving peace and mercy. I couldn't believe how free I felt and couldn't wait to tell my wife and children.

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8:1-2 NLT Amen!

“I pray to you, O Lord, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.”

Psalms 28:1-2 NLT

May we learn to be still-quiet and wait on the Lord. Listen. Get rid of all the distractions. Jesus loves you and wants all of you. He has great plans for you. “Be still, and know that I am God! ” Psalms 46:10 NLT

Have an amazing day in the arms of Christ Jesus our First Love and may His peace and mercy be with you.

“What can we bring to the Lord? Should we bring him burnt offerings? Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:6-8 NLT

You Father are a loving God always showing compassion and forgiveness  to those who walk humbly and are committed to walking faithfully with You. We will stumble and may fall, but the Lord upholds us with His Hand. We need to keep our heart and eyes fixed on Jesus Christ. He is the only way, the Truth, and the Life. John 14:6 Father God fill us with Your Holy Spirit and may the fruit of the Spirit be evident to all. Have an amazing day showing compassion, forgiveness to all in Christ Jesus.

“Therefore, I will mourn and lament. I will walk around barefoot and naked. I will howl like a jackal and moan like an owl.”

Micah 1:8NLT

“Because of this I [Micah] must lament (mourn over with expressions of grief) and wail, I must go barefoot and naked [without outer garments as if robbed]; I must wail like the jackals And lament [with a loud, mournful cry] like the ostriches.”

MICAH 1:8 AMP

Father God, You know our hearts and minds. You are Omniscient. You are a loving, compassionate Father who just wants us to come with humbled, repentant hearts. You want our whole being. All we need to do is cry out Abba! Father! May we not worry what others think. Come naked to be filled with the Holy Spirit, cleansed with Your loving grace. You are a forgiving, compassionate God. You don't condemn those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 We have freedom in Christ Jesus. We are born again, a new creation. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and have an amazing day filled with God's peace and love.

“And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.”

Isaiah 29:13 NLT


“The Lord says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.”

Isaiah 65:1 NLT


“I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.”

Hosea 6:6 NLT

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”

James 4:8

“let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.”

Hebrews 10:22

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.”

Romans 8:1-2 NLT

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”

Jeremiah 29:13 NLT

Come to the altar with humbled, repentant hearts. Give your life to Jesus Christ. Be married-one in Christ Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Have an amazing Sonday worshipping the Lord our God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. Hallelujah! We have freedom in Christ Jesus. Abba! Daddy! Have all of me! We are a new creation in Jesus Christ. We have resurrection power. Amen! Solus Christus!

“O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.”

Psalms 48:9 NLT

“Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.”

Hebrews 13:15

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Psalms 19:14 NLT

May we not just worship You Father on Sundays. I pray we have a heart of worship for our Lord and Savior every day.

We have freedom in Christ Jesus. We have resurrection power. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit so we can praise and glorify You with all our heart, all our mind, and all our soul. Hallelujah! The old self is gone, we are born again in the name of Jesus Christ. Chains are broken. Hallelujah! We have freedom. Everlasting freedom. Have an amazing day worshipping our Heavenly Father in Spirit. Hallelujah!

“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.”

Romans 8:18 NLT

“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 for them.”

Romans 8:28 NLT

“(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” ) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”

Romans 8:36-37 NLT

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].”

ROMANS 8:37 AMP

"If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 

Believers, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior has given His children salvation and no one can take that away. No matter what we're going through, we can always count on the Holy Spirit to comfort us and give us strength. We put our hope into the promises that our Heavenly Father has given us. "So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son." John 1:14 When we are down and feeling defeated, call on the name Jesus. There is power in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit gives power to the weak. When we are down and feeling defeated; the Holy Spirit will "renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 Have an amazing day walking with Christ Jesus. Sola Scriptura! 

“Then they cried out to the Lord, Jonah’s God. “O Lord,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death. O Lord, you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons.” Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.”

Jonah 1:14-16 NLT

Jonah, a prophet, knew of God's compassion and mercy; but wasn't willing to be obedient. He kept running from God.  The sailors, not knowing our God, fearing for their lives, cried out-prayed to the Lord our God. They witnessed the great power of God and offered sacrifice and took vows. God will use any situation to get our attention. I pray we are not Jonah, and keep running away from the will of God for our individual selfishness. Jonah knew of God's lovingkindness. I pray we don't take our Father and the time on earth for granted. Run-cry out, Abba! Let's come every evening and morning with humbled, repentant hearts. Submissive to our Father-the Holy Spirit and clothe ourselves with His righteousness for all the world to see.  Amen! Have an amazing day being a loving, faithful bond servant for Jesus Christ our first Love.

““Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.”

Jonah 1:2-3 NIV

Does God have you some place that is uncomfortable? Is He calling you somewhere that you keep rejecting? Father God, You are Omnipresent and Omniscient. You are a forgiving, compassionate, and loving God. We are wretched and unloving in the flesh. It is only in the Holy Spirit can we have a loving, forgiving Spirit for those who shame us. But it's not about us Father, it's about You and Your glory. I pray we have ears to hear and eyes to see. I pray we abide in Your will and not ours. I pray we have humbled, repentant hearts for You Father to forgive and to see Jesus in others. May we not run away from You Father, but towards You knowing all things are possible with You. As we become more of Jesus and submissive to the Holy Spirit we will see Your glory and righteousness and we will be walking in Your presence. Glory to You alone Father.

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Romans 8:18 NIV

We will have pain and suffering in this age.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NIV

Cry out Abba-Father, as believers in Jesus Christ, we have the Holy Spirit-the living God living inside us, praying for us, giving us hope and strength. To know the power, the love and compassion of God is one thing; but to wanna know God, walk with the Father, be all of Jesus, wanna be submissive and be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be in the presence of God, His glory and righteousness. To know psalm 23 is nice; but to know the good, loving Shepherd is everlasting peace, comfort, and life. Father God there is non like You. You are most holy and glorious, forgiving and loving. We can't measure up. We are constantly falling; but You will never leave us nor forsake us. Hallowed be Your great Name. I pray we wanna be filled with You the Holy Spirit, submissive and abiding to You and Your Word. To walk in Your righteousness, to be a sweet aroma, a breath of fresh air, and an inspiring, encouraging light of hope and love for all to see and want the Jesus that illuminates through us. Amen!

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

Romans 8:26-27 NIV

When we, who are believers in Jesus Christ the Son of God, are under such pressure and in such pain that we cannot even verbalize our desires, the Holy Spirit Himself intercedes with groans mere words cannot express. Thank You Father God for Your love, mercy, and grace. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit, have all of us, so we can be all of You, Jesus. Have an amazing day relying on the Holy Spirit to control your every thought and action. Amen!

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “ Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

Romans 8:15-17 NIV

The rewards of Sonship are being children and heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. Everything that God  the Father has given to the Lord Jesus Christ has been given to us also. Thank You Father God. Do you believe? God's Word is never changing. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8 

I pray you believe in the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

Hold onto every promise! Submit to the Holy Spirit and be filled every day.   I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Amen! 

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “ Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”

Romans 8:14-16 NIV

Every time we cry out-pray to God our Father the Holy Spirit does the same. We have Creator of the universe calling us son/daughter. I pray we walk around as an encouraging light of hope and love, a sweet aroma for all people to know that we have Jesus the living God living inside us. People love telling stories of the famous movie stars, rock-pop stars, professional athletes, that they met or their friends know; and here we are as Christians with the King of kings, Lord of lords, the Creator of all, the God most high our Father and most of us are way to silent. 

"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12

I pray we are submissive to the Holy Spirit wanting to be all of Jesus our Father and none of self. Let's be like little children growing up be like our Hero God almighty. Abba! Daddy!

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “ Abba, Father.””

Romans 8:14-15 NIV

The Holy Spirit is every believers hope. We are guaranteed everlasting life in the presence of the Father. Hallelujah! We are in the family of God. The Greek word for adoption means to be legally installed or placed as a son or daughter. As Christians, we have been taken from the family of Adam and placed into the family of God. We are released from the bondage of fear.  Hallelujah! Pray with me: Thank You Father God for loving me and choosing me. You have no favorites. I submit to You the Holy Spirit. Have all of me. You Father are most glorious and holy, most loving and forgiving. Hallowed be Your blessed Name. You are the breath in my lungs. Your Word is the Bread of Life and I hold onto every promise giving me hope and encouragement. Abba! Daddy! 

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”

Romans 8:14 NIV

How amazing is our God? Having faith, believing Jesus Christ is the Son of God, died on the cross and rose from the dead, not by our works, we are saved when we give ourselves to Christ. Romans 3:23-24: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one and we have the living God living inside us, who are His children. The Creator of this universe calls us who believe are His child. Let's pray for those whose faith need to be encouraged to believe and call on the name Jesus. I pray you have an amazing day being submissive to the Holy Spirit.

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”

Romans 8:14 NIV

How amazing is our God? By faith, not by our works, we are saved when we give ourselves to Christ. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one and we have the living God living inside us, who are His children. The Creator of this universe calls me His child. Let's pray for those whose faith need to be encouraged to believe and call on the name Jesus. I pray you have an amazing day being submissive to the Holy Spirit.

“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.”

Romans 8:13 NIV


“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23 NIV


Thank You Father God for Your love, mercy, and grace. Thank You Father for never giving up on us and never leaving the altar. Jesus is waiting at the altar for anyone who wants to be married in Christ. Come with repentant, humbled hearts and give yourself to Christ. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives us new life. Hallelujah! Have an amazing day with Jesus taking residence in your heart and being submissive to the Holy Spirit having full control of your life. Amen!

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.”

Romans 8:12 NIV

As believers of Jesus Christ-our Lord and Savior, who died on the cross for your sins and mine, we are debtors to share the gospel with the world and to live a righteous life. We have an obligation to live according to the Holy Spirit, not according to the flesh. If you had the cure for can cancer, the best proven workout-nutrition plan, the winning lottery ticket, would you keep it to yourself and never cash it in? We have Jesus Christ, who gives everlasting life! Hallelujah! We have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside us. We must be submissive and rely not on our own strength; but on the Holy Spirit. We are to walk in the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16). The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). I pray we are walking vessels in Christ Jesus. And know every time we fail-fall Jesus is right there catching us, picking us up and never condemning us; because we have freedom in Christ Jesus. Amen! Hallelujah!

“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Romans 8:9-11 NKJV

Hallelujah! Thank You Father God for loving us and giving us the Holy Spirit who dwells in each one of us who call on the Name of Jesus-our Lord and Savior. "We are a new creation"-born again. Hallelujah! "The old has gone, the new is here (2Corinthians 5:17)."

We can not live a righteous, holy life without being filled with the Holy Spirit. We need to continually be filled with the Holy Spirit to be in His holiness. And the God of peace, comfort, compassion, kindness, love, hope, and joy will fill your heart. Each day our heart and mind need to be fixed on Christ Jesus. The more we fill ourselves with the Holy Spirit, the more we become of Jesus and less of our selves. This glorifies and honors our Father when we live our lives for Christ and submit to the Holy Spirit in all we do. Don't burn yourself out in your flesh-your will; but have a victorious-righteous day being submissive to the Holy Spirit. Amen!

“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

Romans 8:9-11 NIV

When we give our lives to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, He gives His children the power of the Holy Spirit. The power of the Holy Spirit helps us to refuse the old patterns of the flesh. The Holy Spirit gives us strength, revitalizes us, and ensures every believer, enabling a victorious Christian life. Hallelujah! The Holy Spirit is our hope-seal God has given us to guarantee life forever in the presence of the Father almighty. Hallelujah! I pray you have a victorious day in the presence of our Lord and Savior-God almighty-loving Father-Jesus Christ-our first Love. Amen!

“The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.”

Romans 8:7-8 NIV

In the flesh means an absolute inability to please God. We are selfish, wicked, and deceitful in our thoughts and motives. Only in the Holy Spirit can we be pleasing to God. If we have come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ than we have the Holy Spirit. Amen! Father God thank You for Your love, mercy, and grace. Thank You Jesus for saving us from the wretched people we are. You have given us the Holy Spirit so we can be in obedience and pleasing to You. We need to be submissive to the Holy Spirit and continually ask to be refilled with His awesome Power. "The thief does not come except to steal, and kill, and to destroy (John 10:10)." Don't let the devil take advantage of your weaknesses. Submit to the Holy Spirit now! Father God fill us with the Holy Spirit and continue to refill us through out the day so we can be a sweet, pleasing aroma to You. Take all of me, so I can be all of You. Have a submissive, victorious day in Christ Jesus, our First Love. Amen!

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.”

Romans 8:6,7

Praise God our Father who gives us a Spirit of power, hope, and encouragement.

“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Galatians 6:8 NIV

Praise God for giving us the Holy Spirit to have victory over death-Satan. Don't allow the devil to prick, cuddle, or stroke your mind. Instead, we must crucify it. Every time we allow our mind to harbor a grudge, nurse a grievance, entertain an impure fantasy, or bathe in self pity, we are sowing to the flesh. We have authority over the Devil. Tell him to leave-get  out! Start praying and giving thanks in the Holy Spirit. We sow what we reap and the things we watch and read, the people we associate with and the places we entertain can and will affect our behaviors. Have a VICTORIOUS day in Christ Jesus our First Love. Amen!

“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

Romans 8:5 NIV

The flesh desires all the temptations of temporary pleasures of life. The Holy Spirit convicts us of the downfall to these pleasures.

Living in accordance with the Spirit is being married in Christ. Your heart and eyes desire your Love One. It is a honeymoon that never ends.

Living in the flesh is living in sin without having any concerns. This is why we need to constantly worship our Father God and read the living Truth daily. The Devil is constantly on attack telling us every one else is doing it, it's no big deal, you'll be forgiven. Praise God for the conviction of the Holy Spirit giving us wisdom and discernment. We need to pray on all occasions. Worship in Truth and Spirit. Make everyday a day of being more of Christ and less of self. Amen!

“For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

Romans 8:3-4 NIV

It is the power of the Holy Spirit that gives us the strength to keep the law. I am weak and wretched without the love and strength of the Holy Spirit living inside me. We need to be in constant communion with GOD the Father. 

Come! With humbled-repentant hearts. Sit at the table with our Savior and be set free. Let's break bread and drink wine with our Bridegroom. Please, don't be Judas, knowing who God almighty is, and not receiving His love, and  leave. We are forgiving. His grace has freed us. Hallelujah! Call out Abba!  

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans8:1), Hallelujah! God is for us not against us. He is in our corner cheering us on, helping us up, wiping our tears and blood; telling us to keep going, I am fighting your battles. because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:2).NIV

Hallelujah! We are born again. As children of God we are free from indwelling sin-death. We have freedom-victory in Christ Jesus who loves us and died on the cross for our sins and to give us everlasting life. Hallelujah! Father God give us wisdom and discernment of our sins and to never take pleasure in any of them. He knows of our struggles and continues to give us hope and encouragement. Don't let the devil talk you into the pleasures of this world or feeling unloved, unwanted, or being a disappointment. He is a liar! Fear is a liar! 

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1 NIV

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

Isaiah 43:25 NIV

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”” Hebrews 8:12 NIV

Thank You Father God for giving us a heart of wisdom and discernment to recognize our sins and I pray we never take pleasure in any of them. May we glorify and honor You in all we do and may people know we are Your children by the love we have for one another. Amen! Have an amazing day walking in freedom and peace in Christ Jesus. 

“For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,”

Romans 8:3 NIV

Amen! Father God, You know how weak we are without You. Your law proves how sinful we are and we all would be condemned. Thank You Father God for loving us unconditionally and giving us Jesus. We are so tempted by the worldly distractions; but You give us the Holy Spirit to be our strength in a moment of weakness. Without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ we are condemned. In Christ Jesus we have life. He forgives our sins, gives us the power of the Holy Spirit, and always provides a way out. The Devil has no hold on us. We have authority over Satan; and Jesus has already won the battle for us. Amen! We have VICTORY in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah! A personal relationship with Jesus Christ give us freedom, unlocks the chains, removes the bondage, and gives us everlasting peace, comfort, joy, happiness, and encouragement. Amen! Have an amazing walk in Christ Jesus, our First Love.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

““Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”

Hosea 6:1 NIV


“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.”

Hosea 14:4 NIV


"Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18 NIV 


You cleanse us from all sin

“All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.””

Acts 10:43 NIV

It is our faith in You Jesus that saves and forgives us to make all things new. I pray we come to You always with repentant, humbled hearts. Father God, You are a compassionate, loving God giving the believer a heart of flesh and filling it with the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! I pray we don't just have morning or evening prayer; but we rejoice and ask for strength, guidance, and wisdom throughout the day taking nothing for granted, but always relying on the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen! Have an amazing day walking with Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV 

  Church, we need to hang in there no matter how severe the storm is. 

Our Father God almighty is the omnipotent Creator. He gives us power in our weakest moments. We can never loose when we are in the will of God. As believers in Christ, we are His children, His heirs. We  will receive the reward of the inheritance It is the Lord Christ whom you serve (Colossians 3:24). 

Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11). We already have Victory in Christ Jesus. Keep fighting the good fight and hold onto every promise. They are all yes and amen. Hallelujah!

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 8:15 NIV

Father God You have blessed us with so much here on earth. Our best days here could never compare with the days we will spend with You in eternity. I pray we never stop running the race, fighting the good fight for Your Kingdom. We are put here to worship and praise You, glorify and honor You in all we do. I pray we don't claim to know everything or understand everything; and be humble to wanna continue to grow and be all of You Jesus. Reveal any pride in our lives; strip it from us and bring us to celebrate in Your arms; to be a reflection of You; to stand on Your mighty Truth all the days of our lives. Our God is Omnipresent. Have an amazing day eating and being merry in the garden with our First Love. Don't wait!

How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned over within Me, all My compassions are kindled. 

Hosea 11:8

I think back to all the sleepless nights my sisters and I gave my parents. I can't even count how many times I was disobedient to them. When I was home before my sisters, my dad would be pacing the house. He was never sleeping when one of us was out. Our Heavenly Father is never sleeping; He never has to take a nap. He is omnipresent. Our Father's heart kindles with compassion. He loves us so much; He gave His only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins and raised Him from the dead to give us everlasting life with Him. I pray all your hope is in Jesus Christ. He has never and will never give up on you. We don't understand everything and even His timing; but it's always perfect like Him. Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus for Your love, mercy, and grace. Have an amazing day in the presence of our First Love. 

“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.”

Psalm 73:1-3 NIV

“To you, Lord, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.”

Psalm 28:1-2 NIV

Father God, You are our Rock and Shield, our Refuge, and a loving, merciful, forgiving Savior. I pray we come to You like little children; not worried about how we sound or the big words we use. You already know what's in our hearts and on our minds. I pray we come with humbled repentant hearts just looking to have conversation and not being intimidated byYour holiness and righteousness. You love us and I pray we grow to have loving hearts like Jesus. Amen! Have and amazing day having breakfast-lunch-dinner-coffee-tea with our Heavenly Father.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

John 10:10 NIV

Father God, thank You for the life that You breathe into our lungs. You are the way, the truth, and the life. You give us peace and comfort, joy and happiness. The devil will try to steal every bit of joy and happiness from you. We need to be giving praise and thanksgiving on all occasions. May we never be full of us, but always be humbled. Open up our hearts and make room for Jesus to come in and reside. As we draw near to Jesus, He will draw near to us. Have an amazing day keeping your heart and eyes fixed on our first Love.

“As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.”

Daniel 1:17 ESVt

In contrast to the Babylonian magicians, Daniel's ability to interpret dreams and visions derived from the one true God, not from human initiative or manipulation. Father God almighty, I pray we use all the skills and knowledge You have so generously blessed us with, to honor and glorify you in all we do. May we stand out in school, the work place, wherever we are in how we serve and do our work. We serve and work for the Lord our God. Our Father is omnipresent and omniscient. Have an amazing day serving  the Lord our God.

“In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”

Daniel 1:20 NIV

Father God there is no other like You. You are the Father of all wisdom and understanding. You are omniscient-all knowing. May we put all our trust and faith in You, Jesus. Over and over we see all the miracles our Father performs throughout the scriptures. I pray we hold onto every truth knowing our God is still alive and wants to use us for His glory. We already have Victory in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57). Hallelujah!

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 32:17 NIV Amen!

““Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.””

Daniel 10:19 NIV

Omnipotent-all powerful God, there is non like You. You created us to do great and mighty things in Your Name. No furnace or valley can keep You away. You are our strength and hope. I pray we have a prayerful heart like Daniel, from morning rise to evening sunset worshipping and trusting You in all we do. We can do nothing in our own strength. With You Father, You give us everlasting peace and comfort. Hallelujah! 

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NIV

“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.””

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 NIV


“Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not be puffed up in being a follower of one of us over against the other. For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?”

1 Corinthians 4:6-7 NIV

Father God, You are Omniscient-all knowing. As we read and study Your scriptures we learn of You and Your characteristics. It is so easy to become religious and judgmental; if we don't ask and rely on the Holy Spirit to be clothe in His righteousness. May we be built up in love and not puffed up in knowledge. As we read and meditate on the Holy Scriptures, I pray we become all of You Jesus. May we be a sweet aroma to all and may everyone see the light of Jesus in us. Sola Scriptura! Solus Christus!

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

Ezekiel 36:25-27 NIV

Father God almighty, Omnipotent and Omniscient, You are the Creator of all, Your ways are higher than ours. May we spend more time praying-talking with You about changing the hearts of others instead of trying to change the unbeliever. It is You who saves and transforms the heart. We need to come to You more in the power of the Holy Spirit becoming more of Jesus. And as people see the love of Jesus in us and we reflect His light;  we continue to pray and hope for the heart of stones to become flesh and filled with the mighty Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. 

Psalm 119:114 NIV

Father God almighty, You are the Author of our Salvation. 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

The more we read the Word of God, the more we learn of His love language-His characteristics. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). What a beautiful thing it is Father that we can read Your Word everyday and You can speak to us through the Holy Spirit of our daily burdens and concerns. You bring us comfort and peace during our trials. When we don't have understanding and know what to say, we have the Holy Spirit to give us understanding and discernment and You pray for us. 

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God (Romans 8).

Have an amazing day in the Word of God and clinging to every Word. Sola Scriptura!

““What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.””

Luke 18:41-42 NIV

Waking up in the morning without wearing glasses and trying to see what time it is, is impossible. Do I wipe the crust out of my eyes first or put on my glasses?

Father increase our faith and trust where it is lacking.

May we not be blinded by Your words, Your truth. Remove the crust, the scales from our eyes.


Don't allow the devil to blind fold your vision.

May we not focus on world views but on Jesus. Jesus, You are the light, the way, and the truth. May we see You in all we do.

I pray no matter how stormy the night is, we always pray in the Holy Spirit to give us strength, wisdom and discernment, comfort and peace in Christ Jesus. Amen!

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4


“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.””

Luke 18:41-42 NIV


Father God there are so many blinded  by the Truth. The name Jesus frightens them, reveals the sin in their life. May we walk in love and grace, bringing joy and happiness to all. Church we need to continually pray and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ to remove the veil from the unbeliever's eyes, turn their heart of stone into flesh and pour  the Holy Spirit into them. Prayer is a continuous conversation with our Heavenly Father to become all of Him and pray for the blind to receive Christ in their lives and to see the truth. Let's not give up on our friends, family, coworkers, or any one in our lives. His timing is perfect and it just might be us who He is strengthening up in faith and trust to do glorious things in His Holy Name. Have an amazing day seeing God's love all around us.

Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" 

Galatians 4:6

Jesus throughout the New Testament addresses God, Father. Jesus teaches us the personal relationship He wants us to have with God. Abba! Daddy is what we little children cry out. As little children we become so dependent on our parents for everything and God our Father wants us to have that deep, personal, dependent relationship with Him. I pray you have that intimate, child, dependency, relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Daddy! 

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.””

Daniel 2:20-23 NIV

Father God You are Omnipotent and Omniscient, all powerful and all knowing. May we always keep our eyes and heart fixed on You. Jesus, You are the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through You. John 14:6

Have an amazing day becoming more of Jesus and less of self. Amen!

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.””

Daniel 3:17-18 NIV

When we put our hope and trust in Jesus Christ our Savior, He gives us an everlasting comfort and peace. Sometimes He removes the flames and other times He is right beside us in the burning furnace. What's your blazing furnace? Do You trust God our Father to protect you and bring you safely out? Jesus, You are the way, the truth, and the life. It is Your Power that gives us strength and hope. We come to you with a humble, submissive heart, to abide in Your will. Amen! Hallelujah!

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”

Proverbs 12:25 NIV

We need to give our anxieties and worries to our Father. Do not allow the devil to constantly jab at you. The devil is a liar and will wear you down. 

As believers in Christ we need to be aware of this and constantly pray and hold nothing in. Our Father already knows our heart of anxiousness and worries; but wants us to pray them to Him. We need to breathe His Word into our lives and others. Our Father has given us the Bread of Life-the mighty Sword to fight back with. 

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 

1 Peter 5:6-7

Pray: Father God, encourage me, motivate me to trust You and love You. Replace my anxieties and worries with Your peace and comfort. Draw me closer to You, Father my Rock and Shield! Amen!

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

2 Timothy 4:6-8 NIV

 People give all they have to their job, family, exercising, church, or even a hobby. Paul is giving his everything-his life for Jesus Christ. We need to have goals-dreams in all areas of our lives with Jesus Christ being the center-front of them all. 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

Matthew 6:33 NIV

I pray when we meet our Maker, He says well done my good and aithful servant. 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2 NIV


For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. Everything is possible with You Father. You give power to the weak, sight to the blind, and ears to hear Your voice.

You are an omnipresent God, a shield in our protection. You are our Wonderful Counselor, always comforting us in our trials. Your promises and truths are all yes and amen. May we always run the race holding the baton with our eyes and heart fixed on You Father, clothed in Your righteousness, naked of self pride, pity; dressed in Your full Armor (Ephesians 6:10-18). Hallelujah! Have an amazing day, 

hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 

Hebrews 10:23 Amen!

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:29-32 NIV


Our words need to build-encourage others up; not tear them down. If we have nothing positive to say, hold our tongues Father. Fill us with Your grace Father. Do not give the devil a foot stool. We need to be more of Jesus and less of self. Have an amazing day being an encouraging, uplifting bond servant of Jesus Christ.

I will praise the LORD at all times. 

I will constantly speak his praises. 

I will boast only in the Lord; 

let all who are helpless take heart. 

Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness; 

let us exalt his name together. 

Psalm 34:1-3

I pray our lives become a day of praise and thankfulness to the Lord our God. I pray our lives are always submissive to You Lord. May it never be about us and only about You Father. May we be encouraging vessels for You Lord. 


For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words. 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria! 

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:29-32 NIV

Tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). We possess an incredible ability to give life or death, encouragement or discouragement, truth or deception, praise or criticism, hurt or help to those around us. I pray, Father only in Your Power can we speak and act as Jesus did. I pray we become more like Jesus and less of self.

Have an amazing day lifting others up with your wholesome talk. Amen!

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”

Daniel 1:8 ASV

Purposed in his heart means that Daniel decided ahead of time what his convictions would be. May we be God fearing believers in Jesus Christ who will not be compromised for our beliefs. May we stand on God's Word and never be shaken. We have the resurrection power living inside us. The devil is a liar and I pray we trust in the Lord with all our might, strength, and soul. With God all things are possible and we need to remain and trust in His will. Amen!

““Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.”

Daniel 1:12 NIV

Father God give us the faith and trust of Daniel to serve and honor You Father God with all our heart, body, and soul. It is Your Power that gives us strength, confidence, and wisdom. We can do all things in Your strength. Hallelujah! Have an amazing day believing in the Word of God and trusting His Promises. Amen!

But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You…
Jeremiah 12:3

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:1, 4, 13, 23-24 NIV

“"Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.”

Daniel 1:12 ESV

Daniel's actions proved his confidence and the courage he had in the Lord. Omnipotent all powerful God, may we have the conviction, confidence, and courage that Daniel had in You. You have given us Your holy Scriptures to prove Your omniscience and omnipotence. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. May we never loose our trust and hope in You Father God. As Your children-believers in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we have Your resurrection power living inside us to give us strength, confidence, wisdom, and hope. We need to always drink from Your Living Water and eat from Your Daily Bread to never let the devil have a foot stool in any area of our lives. Hallelujah! Make today and everyday day, a day of building faith and confidence in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!

‘I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of savage beasts so that they may live in the wilderness and sleep in the forests in safety.”

Ezekiel 34:25 NIV

In every age, this life and the next life, You Father are the God of peace. There is non like You. We only find temporary peace in earthly things; but we have everlasting peace in Christ Jesus.

We are to live everyday in growing a relationship with Jesus Christ. If we have no relationship, we have no peace and comfort. He is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep and I pray you know His voice. If you don't, then don't put off making Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. Ask for the Holy Spirit to live inside you and guide you in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. Father God You give power to the weak, sight to the blind, sound to the deaf, and love to the broken-hearted. Hallelujah! My Rock, my Everything!

“Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’?””
??Father God almighty, Creator of all. We are wonderfully made. It is Your breath in our lungs that gives us life. At any moment You can take it away. We are Your vessel, your instrument that allows us to do all good things. May we always give You all the glory and honor.
I pray we realize we are hopeless without the Power of the Holy Spirit living inside us. We are literally dried bones wasting away without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Father and Lord and Savior. Make every day a day of humbled-repentant hearts crying out to our First Love; empower me, heal me, encourage me, use me in Your will.
I said to the LORD, "You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you."
Psalm 16:2

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"

Genesis 3:1

The devil is cunning and a liar. He knows God's Word and will look to deceive you at every opportunity. The closer and more we grow in our relationship, the more under attack we are. This is why it is important to constantly read the Word of God. We learn His love language, grow in His wisdom, and understand His discernment. We use His Sword-The Living Word to fight back with. Our Heavenly Father knows what's best for us. He loves us and created us for a personal relationship with Him. We need to abide in all His commands and to follow His will. Give every part of your life to Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father and prepare a garden of Eden in your heart for our first Love. 


"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." 

John 15:5

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

Proverbs 18:24 NIV

God never intended us to be alone in the garden of Eden. We are created for relationships and most important a relationship with our Heavenly Father.  “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.””

Matthew 28:20 NIV

Remember, you are never alone. God  our Father is always there. He is Omnipresent. When we seek our Father; He will draw us to Him and also other believers will be drawn to us. Make God the center and forefront of everything you do and watch the blessings of love and peace rain down on you. Solus Christus!

"Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.”
Hosea 6:1

I think about all the athletes I train who complain about certain body parts that hurt. I'll massage certain areas asking if it hurts and when they say yes; I say good. I'll rub it out and they'll feel better. Praise God! My daughter broke her arm and the rest from gymnastics allowed her hamstring to heal. Our Father needs to get our attention more aggressively at times; because of our stubbornness and stupidity. I thank God He loves us enough to get our attention. May we have ears to hear His whispers, eyes to see His vision, and a discerning heart of His wisdom. Don't let a car accident teach you patience or a broken limb teach you rest. Spend enough time EVERYDAY with our Heavenly Father; be like a child totally dependent on his/her Father. 
I know the LORD is always with me.

I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.

Psalm 16:8

““?‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.”

Ezekiel 34:11-12 NIV

Father God, You are our Good Shepherd. You rescue us from our enemies-illness-addictions with stretched out arms. You give us ears to hear, vision when we are blinded, power when we are weak, and You lead us when we're lost.

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is our Good Shepherd.  We need to be sheep dependent on our Good Shepherd. We can do nothing in our own strength.

“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”

Proverbs 16:20 NIV

Father God almighty, You are our great Rabbi. Your Word breathes life of wisdom and truth.

Church we need to spend each day growing  to be more of Jesus. We need to grow in our relationship with Him each and every day. Our Father doesn't deserve our leftovers, He deserves our first fruits. We need to live our lives for Christ. Asking our Father how we can be used to be His vessel. Make each day being an encouraging, inspiring light of hope and love to each person you interact with.

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. Hebrews 13:9

Are we focused more about our religious practices; how we look or sound; or are we focused more about our growing relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, our Bridegroom. Our Father blesses us and nourishes us with the Good News-The Gospel-The Living Water-The Daily Bread. Make everyday your wedding day and honeymoon with Jesus our loving Father. Clothe yourself with His righteousness and grace. Jesus loves you so much and His love is unconditional. Don't put off making it right with our Heavenly Father. Abba!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3:16-17 NIV

"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; therefore I retract, and I repent in dust and ashes."
Job 42:5-6
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 NIV

Father God, You are a loving, compassionate God who puts wisdom and discernment into our hearts and minds. Your Holy Scriptures breathes life into us teaching us of Your love for us. Give us ears to hear and eyes to see. May we not be so stubborn and selfish; but always come to You with humbled, repentant hearts. We are to live our lives to serve and honor You Father in all we do. You receive all the glory. We are Your vessels, use us to be a sweet aroma, and encouraging light of hope to love others. Have an amazing Sonday in the arms of our First Love. 

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:8-9 NIV

Do not put off until tomorrow to make things right with God our Father. Repent! And have a humbled heart for the Lord. Your Father wants to hear from you continuously. Start speaking and don't worry about how you sound or saying the right words. Our Father knows what's in your heart and on your mind. Our Father is a loving, forgiving, compassionate God who blesses us each day breathing life into us. One day there will be no more breath and I pray you are right with God.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV Jesus, You are my Lord and Savior, I am dead without You. You give life to my bones and breath to my lungs.

Hallelujah! Sola Fide!

“Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.”

Ezekiel 28:17 NIV

Father God almighty, Wonderful Counselor, the God of all wisdom, You are the Creator of all. You bless us with special talents; You make us all unique. May we never become bold in our own strength. May our eyes and heart always remain fixed on You. Clothe with Your righteousness and wisdom. As soon as we become to full of ourselves; give us ears to hear Your whispers, a heart of discernment and of repentance. I pray we are always humbled and remember to give You all the glory; honor and serve You Father in all we do. You are our beauty. Everything good is from You. We can do nothing in our own strength. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10 Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

Psalm 149:4

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

Titus 2:11-12 NIV

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you 

and stopped trying to hide my guilt. 

I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the LORD." 

And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.  

Psalm 32:5

“Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:7-8 NIV

It all starts with a repentant, humbled heart of wanting to change our sinful nature to live for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, our Father. God first! Have an amazing day clothing yourself in the righteousness and holiness of Jesus Christ.

““Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!”

Ezekiel 18:30-32 NIV

Jesus! Jesus! Your Name pierces the and convicts all people. You are most righteous and holy, all loving and merciful. You continue to get our attention, wanting an everlasting marriage. We are a stubborn, selfish people with a flesh that desires evil. We desperately need You the Holy Spirit to guide us, guard us from all evil. May we have a desire for Your will-Your Kingdom. I need a heart of flesh not of stone. I want to dwell in Your everlasting Eden with You Father. Give me an everlasting, compassionate heart filled with Your love to become more of You and less of self. Abba! Daddy! Jesus! Jesus! Hallowed be Your Great Name! There is power in the name of Jesus!

"I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart.”
-Joshua 14:7

What has God put in your heart? As a child of God, we have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside us. The same power that resurrected Jesus is the same power living inside you and I. He has given us a Spirit of power, not of fear. As we continue to read His living Word, we learn God's characteristics and believe in His everlasting promises. They are all yes and amen! 

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Joshua 1:5-8 NIV

Abide in God our Father's living Word and continue to clothe yourself in Christ Jesus. Romans 13:14

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Colossians 3:12 NIV COMPASSION

“It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.”

Proverbs 14:21 NIV KINDNESS

“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”

Mark 1:40-42 NIV COMPASSION

“In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.”

Luke 10:30, 33-34 NIV COMPASSION

Father God may we have a heart of compassion towards Your people. Holy Spirit fill us with Your love and compassion. Help us to become more of You and less of self. May everyday be a day of serving, honoring, and glorifying You Father, our Lord and Savior. Amen!

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:34-35 NIV

Everyone will know you are my disciples. It is not the cross around your neck, or the fish magnet on your car, or your Sunday attendance. It's your actions and words spoken throughout the ENTIRE day.


“When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:33-34 NIV

Father, Your love is full of forgiveness and mercy. May we have a forgiving spirit for those who hurt us. Is there someone in your life you still haven't forgiven? Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you a forgiving heart.


“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Matthew 6:14-15 NIV

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:34-35 NIV

Everyone will know you are my disciples. It is not the cross around your neck, or the fish magnet on your car, or your Sunday attendance. It's your actions and words spoken throughout the ENTIRE day.

“In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’”

Luke 10:30-35 NIV

Father may we have the Samaritan's heart of love when we think no one is looking.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it.

Psalm 139:14

Father God almighty, Creator of all, my Wonderful Maker, all loving and righteous, Perfection, making no mistakes. Immanuel -God with us, You live inside of me reflecting Your beauty and holiness. Blind me from what the world sees as beauty and glorious; but give me eyes through Your vision. I am wonderfully made and unique. Thank You Father God for loving me adopting me as Your heir. I am Your child because You first loved me, died for me, and are Lord and Savior of my life. Make every day being a beautiful bride for our Bridegroom. Amen!

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:8 NIV

I no longer lie my head down worrying about getting up tomorrow. I now put head in my Comforter's arms and thank Him for all He has blessed me with this day and pray my Father to restore my health and to wake me up filled with the Holy Spirit to do His will. It's resting and sleeping knowing it is His breath in my lungs waking me up.

The Lord is my refuge and my strength.

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:8 NIV

I no longer lie my head down worrying about getting up tomorrow. I now put head in my Comforter's arms and thank Him for all He has blessed me with this day and pray my Father to restore my health and to wake me up filled with the Holy Spirit to do His will. It's resting and sleeping knowing it is His breath in my lungs waking me up.

Now David's heart troubled him after he had numbered the people. So David said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O LORD, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly."
2 Samuel 24:10

Father God almighty, You are most loving and forgiving. Too many times we come to You sorry for our sins; not because of disappointing You; but because of pain and trouble the sin has caused us. We are too concerned with what we can receive from You and not what we can do for you. 

“Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.””

John 6:26-27 NIV


I pray we come to God the Father with humbled, repentant hearts of flesh, not of stone, to live a life with and for Christ. Make every day an intimate date with our First Love, Jesus. 

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 


Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 


Love will last forever! God is our everlasting love and He loved us first. Love takes so much work and with the power of the Holy Spirit we can love back. Make today and everyday growing closer with our First Love Jesus Christ. 

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:1-2 NIV

We have a loving, righteous, holy Father; so merciful, compassionate and forgiving.

Do not allow the devil to ever let you think you're not worth God's love or you have to clean yourself up first.

Come as you are and run into the open arms of Jesus our Lord and Savior.

He will fill you with the Holy Spirit, breathing new life into you.  He will never make You feel guilty of your past. You are reborn, cleansed into a new creation in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!

May God's peace be with you.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”

Philippians 2:3-8 NIV

How many times we say or hear, "it is my time, I've done enough."

Jesus up to His last days showed us what it is to be a servant of God our Father.

“so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

John 13:4-5 NIV

When we are tired and week; ask the the Holy Spirit for energy, strength, and rest. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and will give us the peace we need. Amen!

If you are a parent and/or taking care of someone; you know the awakening hours and the patience and love it takes. Praise God for being used to be a blessing. Amen!

May we be humbled bond servants for Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8 NIV

God is love. God is our Creator-Maker. Love comes from God. We love because God our Father first loved us. Hallelujah! God's love is unconditional.

Rely on God's Love with the help of the Holy Spirit. Love is a choice-a commitment. Love is action, not just an emotion. (The Greek language distinguishes at least four different ways as to how the word love is used. Ancient Greek has four distinct words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storg?.)“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

He GAVE (action). Hallelujah! Thank You Father God. Love is a skill. Practice and rely-pray for Holy Spirit to empower you, control you in every thought and action continually, on EVERY occasion. Abba!

“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.”

Ezekiel 11:19 NIV

Jesus God loves us and died for us. He has called us into a personal relationship with Him. As children of God, we have God-the Holy Spirit living inside us. 

Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
1 Samuel 2:1

Do you hunger to grow in your relationship with God the Father? We read Love is active and takes skill-effort to love. Every day be committed to loving God our Father-First Love-Lord and Savior. Honor, serve, and glorify Jesus Christ in all we do and say. Amen! 

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 

Psalm 34:18 NIV

Are you running to the open arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior? "Draw near to God and He will draw near to You." Run hard like a little child running in the arms of a visiting grandparent with presents. 

Are you more dependent on the doctor and drugs for healing instead of God almighty? The next president or new job to fix your economic issues instead of Jehovah Jireh our provider. 

We need to be humbled bond servants for our almighty loving Creator of all. I pray everything we do is for the glory of God and we do it with all our being. If it's not for His glory and His will; we are not in obedience. 

Have a humbling day in the arms of Christ Jesus our First Love. Solus Christus! 

Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.
-Exodus 36:2

We all know those people who work harder than everyone one else. First to come and last to leave. Always doing the little extra. In the business world they call it the 20/80 rule. 20% of the people doing 80% of the work. We are aware of the Rocky movies, Rudy, Hoosiers, and alike. 

God has given you a talent-skill and wants you not to waste it. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside us. All things are possible with God. Everything you do, do it for the glory of God. Follow His will, be obedient and you will prosper. 

Pray with me: Father God You are my hope and encouragement, give me the motivation and energy to use the skills and talents You have given me to do Your will and glorify You in all I do. Amen! 

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, "Abba, Father." 

Galatians 4:6

What is the most personal loving name you would express to your father. Jesus wants you to come to Him with all your heart, all your strength, and all your soul. 

As powerful and almighty God our Father is, He wants us to come to Him, call out to Him as a young dependent child. 

As we become more obedient and looking and wanting to live our lives for Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will begin transforming you to be more of Jesus and less of self. Scriptures will begin being clearer. The words will come off the page and convict you. 

Pray with me: Father God I desire to have a loving, obedient relationship with You. You are all that matters. As I begin wanting and desiring more of You; I will begin seeing more of You in  others. Flood me, consume me with Your Holy Spirit. I am nothing without You Daddy. Thank You Daddy for loving me and blessing me with this new day of hope and encouragement in You. Amen! Hallelujah! 

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
-James 2:17-18

Friday night is guys night out, Saturday and Sunday is golf and drinks afterwards with golfing buddies. Monday through Friday is work. At night don't talk to Rich if there is a sporting event. Can you believe he has to miss the Monday night football game to take his wife out for her birthday. 

Is this your relationship with Jesus Christ. You wear a cross, goto church on Sundays, and tell people who ask that your a Christian. 

Faith with works is us serving and glorifying God in all we do. We don't have to say anything for people to see His light-love-generosity-encouragement-uplifting attitude shine through us. 

Be a blessing to all, honor and glorify God in all you do. 

Hebrews 8:10

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord:I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

Our God is a God of love. We are created for a relationship with our Lord and Savior. If you love some one, you will honor and glorify them. You will serve them. If we truly wanna show our love for God, we will honor and glorify Him by being a servant of God, a bond servant, a slave. We cannot do this without the Holy Spirit. Every day commune with God the Father asking the Holy Spirit to guide you in all do. Pray with me: Father continue to transform me. Give me wisdom and understanding in reading Your Word. I wanna speak Your language as I serve and speak life of encouragement to others. Your Word is in my heart, l may not sin against You. Thank you Father. Sola Scriptura! 

“Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’?” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.””

1 Samuel 3:4-10 NIV

Eli encouraged Samuel to answer God as His servant. I could just imagine the anticipation, joy, anxiousness of Samuel. If we want to hear from God almighty, we need to be encouraged, hopeful, abiding servants in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray you are all into being an abiding servant of God almighty. Not picking and choosing what satisfies you; but what honors our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Be encouraged to read the Living Word and having communion with God our Father everyday. Pray with me: Father God empower me with You the Holy Spirit; transforming me to be more of You and less of me. Give me ears to hear Your voice and give me wisdom and discernment in following and abiding Your Truth. Amen!

“I called on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.”

Lamentations 3:55-58 NIV

Father God, You are are a righteous, loving God. Never changing. It is us who are imperfect and impatient. We need to hold onto Your everlasting Promises. They are all yes and amen. Father when we abide in You and Your living Word-Bible, we receive Your power-the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22). I pray you don't feel threatened talking with God our Father. Jesus loves us so much. Do not allow the devil to speak lies to you. Fear is a liar! Come as you are; lament, shout out, cry, sing, pour it all out to our Lord and Savior. Have an amazing day in communion and drawing closer to our much needed First Love.  Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

““Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the Lord brought on me in the day of his fierce anger? “From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.”

Lamentations 1:12-13 NIV

Repent! You want a deeper-closer relationship with God almighty our loving, gracious Father? Then come with humbled hearts and pour out to the Lord. Lament! Give Him all your grief and worries. Our Father is Omniscient-all knowing God. He already knows what's in your heart; but  He wants you to say it. Our God is an all loving, gracious Father Who wants to hold-comfort you in His arms as you lament-grieve to Him. God our Father doesn't just want the praise, thanksgiving, and the desires of your heart. He wants it ALL. “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

1 Peter 5:5-6 NIV

Testing Your Faith

1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James1:1-4

Easier said than done. But the first line is the most important, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, a BOND SERVANT! If you're not living your life for Christ than how are you gonna know the characteristics of the God almighty. Each day when we read His Word and spend time with our Father talking, crying, asking, rejoicing, praising, lamenting we grow closer and become more of Him. The same God-Power that brought Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt and raised Jesus from the dead and every other major event that happened is the same God-Power living in us if we have excepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Just like a baby learns to crawl, stand, walk, and run; our faith will do the same. Pray with me: Father I want to bond servant like James. I want You to have all of me. Help me to grow in my belief- faith. You are all powerful and mighty, my refuge and my strength. I can do nothing without You. It is Your very breath in my lungs that is allowing me to read this right now. At any moment You can take my life. Father do with me as You please. I wanna become more of You and less of me. Amen!

Have an amazing day in the Promises of God.

Testing Your Faith

1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:1-4

To be a bond servant, one must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus wants to be your Father, best friend, spouse and more. He wants all of you in prayer-communion-conversation with Him. Jesus wants your happiness, joy, sadness, trials, worries, anxieties, and more. He wants you to depend on Him for the little things and the big out of control things. When you pray have a conversation with Jesus our Father; get into it as if He is your earthly father, your spouse, and your best friend. That is what so amazing about our God; He is a loving compassionate Father with His arms opened up waiting for you to jump into His arms like a little child totally dependent on Him for everything. Give every part of your life to God right now. Put ALL your trust and faith into Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior-Heavenly Father who loves you more than humanly possible. Hallelujah! Don't get caught up in the Name, posture, or words. Start! Daddy, I need You. Help me. Thank You for.............

“I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”

1 John 2:12-14 NIV

Every day is a fight, a race and we have victory in Christ Jesus. We need to live on the daily bread-Bible every day. It is our Sword against the devil. The more we grow in Christ, the more we are attacked. Be strong and of good courage, you are warriors, conquerors in Christ Jesus. Pray with me: Father God-Daddy You are most glorious and holy. Control my every thought and action. Use me Father to glorify and honor You in all I do. It is Your breath in my lungs giving me strength, confidence, wisdom, hope and joy. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father … that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love…

-Ephesians 3:14, 16-17

It is so important that we spend every day at least 15 minutes in reading the word of God and 15 minutes in prayer giving thanksgiving and praise for all our loving Father has and continues to do for us. I pray God the Father does not get your leftovers but your first fruits. You want more time in the day; schedule the first thing in morning with God. I advise you to shower first because you will get lost in the moment and won't wanna leave. Where ever you are lacking put God first and you will see your life change for the better: relationships, work, finances, health, rest. 

But seek first God’s Kingdom, and

his righteousness; and all these

things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

““So my heart laments for Moab like the music of a pipe; it laments like a pipe for the people of Kir Hareseth. The wealth they acquired is gone.”

Jeremiah 48:36 NIV

Our Father God laments-wails for us in our self destruction. I pray we realize how much our Father loves us. He Humbled himself as a man to come to this earth and sacrifice Himself for us on the cross. Dying on the cross Jesus cries out "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

Luke 23:34

Pray with me: Father God, You are a loving, righteous Father. You discipline with love. Help me Daddy to trust and honor You in all I do. Help me to be faithful and trustworthy towards You Father. With You Holy Spirit I become less of me and more of You. I don't want to worry about what the world thinks, but only glorify and honor You with Your gifts and talents You have blessed me with. Every day is a new day of drawing near to You. You Father are never changing and always loving. Your promises are all  yes and amen!


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 NIV

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 15:4 NIV

"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21 NIV

Our tongue and the words coming out of our mouth can encourage someone to new heights or to death. Billions of dollars are made on self improvement-motivation books of positive affirmations.

We have the Living God living inside us and His living Word at our disposal. And we don't take advantage of our loving, merciful Father. But if it was to get ahead in a job or make lots of money we would find the time to read and practice every principle. Pray with me: Father God encourage me to bleed Your ways; to be totally dependent on You Father. Even in thought and speech I want it to be Your love language. I want to be a walking, talking affirmation of Your love language.

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

Ephesians 4:1-6 NIV

God is calling each one of us to come with repentant hearts; to change from our sinful nature to live for Him. We know the things we ought not to do and with the power of the Holy Spirit we can change and become more like Christ. I pray we want to live a life for Christ our Father our much needed First Love. God our Father wants the deepest personal relationship one can want-have. To live and to die for your love One. I pray today you and I make every effort here on out to live, to serve, to honor, to glorify Jesus Christ our Father-Abba with all our might, our soul, our strength. Amen!

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105 NIV

Father God Your Holy Word is alive and active. It directs my path and is the source of all righteousness. It is the wisdom that we need to live by. It gives light to where there is darkness.

Everything we need to know and how to live is in the Bible. It is a book full of all promises and facts. Each Word breathing life into the heart of those who choose to read it. Each day ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding and wisdom as you read His Word. Seek and you shall find. I pray you want to grow into a deeper relationship with the one true living God Who loves you and wants to be your First Love. Have an amazing day in conversation with our Father.

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”

1 John 2:1-2 NIV

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
-2 Corinthians 3:18

To be more of Christ and less of ourselves; needs to be our awaken desire every day. We need to take delight in The Lord with all our desires to love, honor, and glorify the Lord our Father with our whole being. Close your eyes and capture a loving, strong, protective father; a loving compassionate, comforting mother; and a loving passionate spouse. God our Father is all three and so much more. Make every day, all day about a personal relationship growing with Jesus Christ our Father. Cry out Abba-Daddy and ask the Holy Spirit to change you, transform you, help you in every way. Solus Christus! 

John 3:16 NIV

Probably the most recognized verse in the Bible. For 34 years of my life I grew up without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I believed in the Trinity and the Bible being the Word of God, but had no relationship. There was no peace in my life and a lot of hate. And of course I was as self centered and as selfish as they come. 

I am still every day dying to self to be more like Christ. 

The day I died and became born again was like no other day in my life. Doesn't compare to getting drafted, married, or having children. The sickness, filth, hatred, worried that was lifted from me gave me a peace that is indescribable. I desperately called for the Holy Spirit-My Father to come into my life and have all of me and He flooded my soul and cleansed me with His blood-love. Hallelujah! Today I still have many flaws and am still a work in progress of being less selfish and stupid; but knowing each second of the day I have the almighty God's love and grace empowering me to be like Him is like getting married and having children all over again. If you haven't given your life to Jesus; I beg of you to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior-your Father-Spouse-Best Friend-your EVERYTHING. Stop what you know is wrong and what He doesn't like and start living your life for Jesus now. You don't know when your last breath will be. Have an amazing day being a Jesus freak.


But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against these things! 

Galatians 5:22-23

Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched. (1 Samuel 10:26)

Too many of us read the Bible and say I wish I were around then or that must of been amazing seeing Jesus. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His love is never changing. "God had touched their hearts." As children of God, we have Him-the Holy Spirit living inside us. We are touched, empowered, carried everyday. We are not hidden from a veil. Pray with me. Father God I want, I desperately long for Your touch. May I never feel empty of Your love. Consume in me a burning desire for You. Thank You Father for loving me and never changing. Amen! 

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV

God calls us to faith. He comes and finds us, as we also draw near to seek Him. (Jeremiah 29.13) “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11.6)

God the Father loves us so much, He has given us the Holy Spirit to live inside us. The Father desires a personal relationship with His sons and daughters. We need to humble ourselves and cry out Abba! God is almighty and powerful, but He wants us to seek Him and depend on Him as a child. Talk to God as your Father.  Daddy I love You. Help me with ....... I don't know what to do about ........ I'm not sure about .......  We have our Father living inside us and He wants to reward his children. But we have to believe and trust and cry out. Have an amazing day in the arms of Daddy, taking a walk with Daddy, eating with Daddy, having coffee with Daddy.

They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:32

Jesus is still speaking through His living Scriptures. I pray you are not someone who only feels the joy of the Holy Spirit on Sundays. Jesus is a consuming fire living inside His children. I pray you are spending time reading His love language-Bible learning and craving His characteristics. Prepare your heart and soul to be a wood burning stove for Jesus. And constantly asking the Holy Spirit to be a burning, consuming fire. Pray with me: Father God I am ashes without You. It is You, Your consuming fire burning inside me giving me a life of hope, encouragement, strength, and joy. "Consuming fire fan into flame a passion for Your Name, Spirit of God fall in this place Lord have Your way, Lord have Your way with me." By Hillsong Worship.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, Proverbs 3:5,6

Don is driving following waze and it flashes to take another route do to a crash ahead. Don sees nothing but pavement, thinking what does waze know. I'll ignore and continue to drive 80 on 95. Miles ahead still no traffic, but flashing signal to take alternate route do to accident ahead. Still stubborn and continues to drive. Moments later on the radio, "major accident on I95 south." 

Father God, You are all loving and omniscient. We say we love You and Trust You; but do we? Pray with me: All glorious Father, You are all loving and faithful. Only with Your Power can I truly love You and trust You. Increase my faith and trust in You Father. Increase my love for You Father. I am nothing without You. Give me eyes for Your vision and ears for Your Voice Father. Amen! Have an amazing day of constantly praying thanksgiving and praise to our much needed First Love Jesus Christ. Solus Christus!

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 18:21 NIV

Sticks and stones might break my bones; but names will never hurt me. I heard this saying all growing up. I know for a fact how hurtful my words were to so many people. As a teacher in the middle school I see the affect words can have on students, negatively and positively. God spoke life into creation and we need to speak encouragement and love to everyone.  Pray we me: Father God speak words of encouragement from our lips to lift others up. Control our thoughts and speech. You are a loving, uplifting God. Help us to plant seeds of encouragement, hope, comfort, and love into each other.

““I have heard you,” replied Jeremiah the prophet. “I will certainly pray to the Lord your God as you have requested;

Ten days later the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.”

Jeremiah 42:4, 7 NIV

Are you willing to wait patiently on the Lord. He hears our prayers and answers them. Sometimes we don't like the answer and usually we hate waiting. Our God is perfect, omniscient God. Pray with me: Father God You are a loving righteous God. You know and want what's best for us. Give us the strength and patience to always wait on You. Father God it is Your Power living inside us that gives us the strength, patience, hope, and encouragement we need. May we always have ears to hear Your whispers. Amen! Make it an amazing day in conversation with our First Love.

For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

Deuteronomy 30:16 NIV

To love God is to hate evil. To love God is to obey Him. Father God almighty You are most glorious and holy. You are the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. You are majestic and all powerful. Only with Your resurrection Power can we truly honor You and love You as You desire. Help us, encourage us to trust You and to have more faith in Your perfect plan and timing for each one of us. May we never take our eyes and heart off You Father God. Have an amazing day walking in obedience in Christ Jesus.

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”

1 John 2:15-16 NIV

The devil wants us to believe we can do it ourselves, in our own strength. Working for the mighty dollar, believing that money brings happiness, searching for happiness in a sexual relationship, or anywhere that takes our eyes and heart off Jesus Christ. The devil is a liar and until we put God first in every area in our lives; we allow the devil to win. It is not about our selfish desires; but about God's will for each one of us. We must not be prideful, but have humble hearts and put all our trust and hope into Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. To love God is to hate evil. Make today an amazing day growing your relationship with Jesus Christ our much needed First Love. Solus Christus!

So the LORD sparked the enthusiasm of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the enthusiasm of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the enthusiasm of the whole remnant of God's people. They began to work on the house of their God, the LORD of Heaven's Armies.

Haggai 1:14

The day can be a roller-coaster of ups and downs. When everything is going well it's so easy to forget Who our Rock is. Pray with me: Father God You are our Rock and Encourager. You spark life of hope and joy into all we do. May we never forget that You are always in control. It is Your breath in our lungs giving us strength, confidence, wisdom, hope, and joy. With Your Power-The Holy Spirit all things are possible. May we look to serve and bless others in Your Holy Name. May Your Power give healing and comfort to others as we lay hands on them. May our words be Your words of encouragement and hope. May our ears be sensitive to their pain and discomfort. May we have prayerful hearts for others who need an encouraging Word of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.””

Revelation 4:9-11 NIV

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.””

John 7:38 NIV

Father God almighty, Hallowed be thy Name. You Father are most holy and glorious. It is Your resurrection power living inside us that praises You and glorifies You in all we do. I pray we wake up singing Your praises and giving thanksgiving and I pray they continue throughout the day into the night. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.”

1 Chronicles 29:17-18 NIV

Father God it is Your Power, the Holy Spirit living inside us that gives so generously and honestly. You are the strength and joy that breathes inside us. You give us hope and encouragement. Father God You are a loving, faithful God. May we always serve with loving, humbled hearts. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.””

Psalm 50:15 NIV

Before we even get to the day of trouble, are you honoring the Lord God with all your thoughts, comments, and actions? We are not perfect and thank the Lord Jesus Christ for loving us and saving us. But we have choices: live in sin or repent with all our heart and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to transform us. It is His resurrection power living inside each child of God who has a personal relationship with Jesus God. We all know what it takes to be in a relationship and know how much it hurts when someone we love hurts us. Jesus God is omniscient-He knows everything. Let's live and pray for each other to reflect the Light of the world. Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

““I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the Lord my God. After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’”

Jeremiah 31:18-19 NIV

Pray with me: Father God almighty, You love us and died for us. We come to You Jesus with repentant, humbled hearts. We don't need to wait to make things better. We just need to come now and call out Abba-Father!

“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.””

Hebrews 12:4-6 NIV

Glory to You Father. Thank You for loving me and never giving up on me. Have an amazing day keeping your eyes and heart fixed on our First Love Jesus Christ. Amen!

““Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps of their children after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord Almighty, great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.”

Jeremiah 32:17-19 NIV

““I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

Father God almighty throughout all scriptures You constantly repeat and remind us of Your mighty power and works. Your promises are all yes and amen! May we not loose faith and trust in You our mighty God and Savior. You can break any addiction or hold that is in us. Pray with me: Father God almighty, Wonderful Counselor, Daddy encourage me, strengthen me to put all my faith, hope, and trust in You Jesus, my loving, merciful God and Savior, my Comforter and Refuge, my Rock and Shield, Jehovah Nissi-my Banner.

Amen! All the glory to You Father God almighty! Hallelujah!

“‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”

Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

Jeremiah is imprisoned and hears the encouragement of God to pray-call out to Him! Hallelujah! God loves us and wants us to call to Him on all occasions. He wants to be involved in our lives 24/7. We must call out to Him so He can answer (Isaiah 55:6,7; Psalm 91:15; Read). From the beginning, God left no doubt; Jeremiah would face stiff opposition. Jeremiah was consistent and persistent in his calling. Pray with me: Father God encourage me to never doubt You; to always follow Your will. Your approval is what I seek. You Father receive all the glory and honor. Amen! Hallelujah! Make today a day of growing your relationship with your First and much needed love Jesus Christ our Savior and strength.

Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

-1 Samuel 17:4

Most of this world puts their dreams and hope into earthly heroes-idols like Goliath: Labran "King" James, Michael "Air"Jordan, Derek "Captain" Jeter, The Kardashians, and the alike. But not David, the shepherd boy, he put all his faith and trust in the mighty, powerful champion Jehovah God. Who is your hero? Who do you wanna be more like? Whose approval are you looking for? Pray with me: Father God You came as  Man-Son of God to show us how to live with the highest integrity, no sin. You showed us what it is to be a true champion-hero; dying on the cross still praying for those persecuting You and bringing a thief, hanging on the cross next to you, deserving death, to eternal life in Your Kingdom; because You are love-agape love. Make today an amazing day looking up, wanting to be more of, and acting more of the one true, highest, glorious Champion-Hero Jesus Christ our King and Savior. Hallelujah!

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”

2 Corinthians 11:3 NIV

The devil is the father of lies and deceit. This is why we need to read the Bible daily. It is our Sword against the devil. Pray with me: Father God almighty, You are our Wonderful Counselor, Great Rabbi give me wisdom and understanding in reading Your love language. Give me a discerning heart in making the right decisions. You are the way, the truth, and the light. Thank You Father for loving me and always being faithful to me.

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

Have an amazing day keeping your eyes and heart fixed on our first Love Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father.

“But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. “He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.””

Psalm 22:6-8 NIV

Thank You Jesus God for loving us and following the will of the Father. You died for our sins. You cleanse us with Your Blood. May we never forget Your love, mercy, and grace. You have given us Your resurrection power. May we have the courage and boldness to share Your love-Gospel with others. You are the Savior, the Cure to death. Without You we are led astray. Make today a day of sharing the Savior's medicine to eternal life.

And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
Matthew 27:51

Father God almighty, You give us an open invitation to be with You-Jesus. The only thing separating us is our pride. We are nothing without You Jesus. It's Your breath in our lungs giving us strength, confidence, wisdom, joy and hope. You Father God are omniscient and omnipresent. The veil is torn church; God knows everything; come now with everything and lay it down for your Father. He wants to give you everlasting peace and comfort. Jesus knows our struggles; He wants to fight them with us, for us. Make it an amazing day in the presence God almighty-the Light of this world. 

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.”

Matthew 28:1-8 NIV

Hallelujah! He is risen. Spread the Good News! Hallelujah! Happy Resurrection!

“He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.”

Psalm 145:19 NIV

Fearing the Lord is living and abiding in Jesus Christ; to follow the will of God and not at our own convenience. To fear God is to hate evil. Repent! Seek God with all your heart and live for Christ and not for self and now we can get excited for Jeremiah 29:11-

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

“and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.””

Psalm 50:15 NIV

Honor the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, all our might, and all our strength! Make today an amazing day of living for Christ and His Kingdom. Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

Jeremiah 17:14 NIV

Father God almighty, You are our Healer and Savior. You know our inner most thoughts and hearts. We can keep nothing from You. You hear our cry and answer our prayers when we are abiding in You and Your will. We need to heed to Your instructions,  Your wisdom and not man's. Father God it is You who receives all the glory and honor. You are our Creator, our Maker, our Wonderful Counselor, our Healer and Savior. Hallelujah!

““The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.”

Jeremiah 23:5-6 NIV

Hosanna in the highest! Thank You Father God for loving us and giving us Your perfect Gift-Jesus Christ-Your son- You to live with us and to die for our sins. You now live within each one of us-your children-your heirs who believe in You and call on Your mighty, holy, righteous Name Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! We have resurrection power! Hallelujah! 

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. 

Romans 8:11 NIV

Make every day count being used and being a blessing to others in Christ Jesus. Amen! Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria! 

Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless--like chasing the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Our success is in You Jesus Christ our Father God almighty. Our rewards are in Heaven. May we not worry about what others think or say but be concerned with glorifying and honoring You, our righteous King.

We need to always be humbled and abiding in You and Your Scriptures. When we follow God's will, His plans-His plans are sure to succeed. We need to listen to God's whispers in who and where to serve. It is not about us but others. Love your neighbor, give generously, and pray.

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Have an amazing, successful day in being used by God to encourage, help, and love others. Solus Christus!

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

The Lord is our confidence and strength. Every time the Devil attacks and says we are worthless and can't become anything; we need to fight back with the Living Word-God's promises. As believers in Jesus Christ, we are His heirs, His children. But if we are to share in His glory, we are to share in His suffering (Romans 8:17). This is why we need to be planted in the Word of God. Trusting and believing in every promise. We have His resurrection power living inside. Take courage, be strong and abide in the will of God. Make it an amazing day in the arms of Christ Jesus.

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.”

Jeremiah 15:16 NIV

Father God, Your Words are the Bread of my Life. They bring health to my body and nourishment to my bones (Proverbs 3:8). You fill my soul with joy and happiness. 

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

You want to learn about the living God's characteristics and drawing closer to Him? Then you need to make it daily habit of reading God's love letters. We don't knock on wood or babble long winded prayers because of their many words; for God  our Father knows what's in our hearts. I pray you desire to be in a loving committed relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. I pray you want to know everything about Him and how much He loves you and desires for you. Dive into and abide in the living scriptures! Your life will change. Pray: Father God I want to understand Your love language-the living word. Fill me with the Holy Spirit giving me wisdom and understanding to what I read. Transform my life so I become more of You and less of me. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see. Hallelujah! Amen! Sola Scriptura!

“You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you." Jeremiah 12:1 NIV

Father God You are a righteous God. There is no one like You. You are omniscient-all knowing. You want us to come to You with humbled, repentant hearts. To be a child of God, to be called His friend brings peace, comfort, joy, and happiness.

“The Lord called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form."

Jeremiah 11:16 NIV

Jesus loves you so much and wants all of you. I pray Jesus Christ is your first love and you are committed to becoming more of Him and less of self. Be an olive tree planted in the Word of God to know and learn our Father's characteristics. Holy Spirit consume us with your wisdom and power to stand firm on Your Promises. Sola Scriptura!

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

Jeremiah 17:9 NIV

Without You Father God, the Holy Spirit living inside us, we are wicked, selfish, and unpleasing to You. It is Your Power, Your Spirit that moves us to please You God.

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV Our trust and hope must always be in You Father God our much needed first Love. Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”


Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.””

Matthew 14:22-31, 33 NIV

As I look outside, I notice the branches of the bushes-trees are no longer covered with snow resting on the ground. They have sprung back to their erect position. What storms or obstacles are holding you down, preventing you from springing up and standing firm against them. You are a creation of the living God. As believers in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; we have His resurrection power living inside us. Don't be the disciples sitting in the boat. Be Peter stand up and walk to Jesus. Jesus is in front of you, behind you, and on each side keeping you safe. And each time you fall, He is right there with an outstretched arm. Just like Jesus told them to get in the boat; He has a divined plan for you and I. Heed to His instructions-the Living Word of God. Have a faith based day in the one true Living God Jesus Christ to carry you through the day. Hallelujah! Sola Fide!

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Genesis 2:7 NIV

"Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?”

Psalm 94:9 NIV 

“Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’?” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”

Romans 9:20-21 NIV

I'm looking at all these little snow flakes falling down in all different directions and some going up. Father God You are Majestic and Omnipotent. You have a devised plan for each one us. We can do all things in Your Power. Pray: Father God, You gave me ears to ear and eyes to see. Make me sensitive to Your ways. I want to follow You Jesus. Give me Your wisdom and Your discernment to rise up and abide to heed to Your instructions. Thank You Jesus-Daddy! 

He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Isaiah 53:3 NIV

Father God You love us and feel the pain and suffering that we go through. Thank You Father God almighty for your love, mercy, and grace. Your agape love covers us and fills us with peace, comfort, and strength. You died for us and gave us resurrection power to be one with You, our Savior. We are nothing without You. We have everlasting love with You, Jesus. We need to always have our eyes and heart fixed on You Father, our first Love. We need to become more of You and less of self. A personal relationship with Jesus is an everlasting life in Your Kingdom. Without you we are living in hell. Thank You Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!

“But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”
??Genesis? ?6:18, 22? ?NIV??
God has and will never break His covenant. He is a faithful, righteous, and loving God. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
We are the ones who need to be obedient and trustworthy. God gave Noah instructions and he followed through to the nearest cubit measurement. Are we cutting corners in life, looking for the easy way, not the God instructed way. Everything we do has consequences and our obedience can impact future generations as well. Make today a day of obedience and abiding in the will of God. May you be filled with God's wisdom and discernment in every decision you make. Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus!

“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

1 Peter 5:5-6 NIV

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

James 5:16-18

Father God, You are mighty and majestic. You are the Creator of all. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. There is no one more holy and glorious than You. There is power in the name Jesus. Jesus! Jesus! Hallowed be Your Name!

We will brag and shout out chants for athletes and rock stars; but when it comes to singing praises and shouting the name Jesus; too many of us clam up. I pray today is a day of praising, singing, and chanting the name Jesus with boldness and love. You want to be a prayer warrior like Elijah? It starts with a humbled, repentant heart and our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Solus Christus! Sola Fide!

“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”

Isaiah 59:1-2 NIV

As loving and forgiving You are Lord; You won't put up with our sinning. We need to come to You with repentant, humbled hearts. You are a righteous God. When we are abiding in Jesus and His Scriptures, living according to His will, we can always count on the Lord.

“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”

Psalm 18:6 NIV

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10 NIV

To have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He has called us to be in marriage with Him, our true love, our first and forever love.

“For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.”

Isaiah 64:3-4 NIV

Our God is all powerful and mighty. Call on the name Jesus. There is power in the name Jesus!

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8

We have His resurrection power living inside us. We are created to do amazing things in the name of Jesus to do His will and to abide in His Scriptures.

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; ”

Isaiah 66:13

God never said life will be easy. We will have struggles and heartache. There will be death and diseases; but life with Jesus Christ living inside us will give us strength, comfort, peace, and joy like no one or thing can or ever will. Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” 

John 14:21 NIV

Do you treat and give God the time and respect that you give your job, sports team, exercise routine, or relationships you may have? God is the Creator of all! He has made you and I to be in a personal relationship with Him. The King of kings and Lord of lords deserves and desires all the glory and honor. We are to praise and worship our Father and Savior with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Abide and commit to an everlasting covenant that will never be broken by our loving Father God almighty. Hallelujah! Father God You are the giver of life filled with joy, peace, comfort, and strength in ALL circumstances. Hallowed be Your Name! Solus Christus! 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.””

Joshua 1:9 NIV

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Isaiah 58:11 NIV

What is keeping you from moving forward in accomplishing your goals-dreams. God has given us a Spirit of power, not of fear. No matter how deserted it may seem, everyone telling you your nuts, the devil putting doubt in your mind; fight back with the Living Word, speaking life into it. Nothing is impossible for God. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient. God's will never fails. So believe you are a conqueror and a warrior in Christ Jesus. Sola Fide!

““As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.”

Isaiah 59:21 NIV

As a parent, it is so comforting to know the power of God's Word. I can never protect my children 24/7 and keep evil away from them. But my Omnipotent-All powerful God can. As parents we need to speak the Living Word into our children and pray daily with them and for them. "I have hidden Your Word into my heart, that I might not sin against You." Psalm 119:11 These are God's promises that I hold onto trusting for the Lord's protection and guidance for my children. May the words we speak into our minds and others be God's Promises to uplift and encourage one another. With God all things are possible. Sola Fide!

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8 NIV

Father God, You are most glorious. You are the Creator of all, most holy. Hallelujah! You make no mistakes. You design each one of us in Your image; given each one of us special gifts and talents. We are all unique; and to come together as one glorifying and honoring You, our King and Maker. I pray we see You Jesus in each and everyone. All the beauty and special features You have given each one to have their own uniqueness. There are no mistakes. The Gardener plants and designs all beauty to bloom. Church let's be a sweet aroma, an encouraging, inspiring light of hope, love, and joy in the reflection of Jesus Christ. Soli Deo Gloria!

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10 NIV

As I read through the book of Isaiah, it's staggering how many times God's people continue to take God for granted and turn to their wicked ways. Are we any different? Do we even give Him the worthy praise He deserves? I realize I need to so much more. Jesus taught us how to pray, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name," hallowed meaning sanctified; consecrated;  To hallow is "to make or set apart as holy. To respect or honor greatly; revere." Are we treating the most glorious and holy God with this upmost respect? Before I start thanking and asking, I want to-need to spend more time worshipping our Lord of lords, King of kings, most glorious, majestic God of all. Our Father-best friend loves us so much and wants all of us in marriage with Him. Hallelujah! Make today an amazing day worshiping and glorifying the one and only God almighty.

“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This, then, is how you should pray: “?‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’”

Matthew 6:7-13 NIV

Prayer is a conversation with God where we first worship him, and then offer ourselves to him as vessels for his glory and kingdom. We are right to ask God for specific, practical requests, but not to the exclusion of God’s bigger picture and mission. God already knows what's in our hearts. Let's be like children totally dependent on God. Come to God your first Love with humbled hearts. Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria!

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”

Psalm 18:1-6 NIV

God hears the cry of His children. It is comforting to know that God is always listening to those that are in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

I always pray for the safety of my daughter's when they compete in their sporting events. Late Wednesday afternoon with 48 seconds left in Tonianne's lacrosse game, she was hit with a direct shot to the forehead. She immediately went down. Without hesitation I started to pray. Within 10 seconds she got with God's strength and walked off the field with out any one needing to help. Hallelujah! I continued to pray and praise the Lord our Healer and Refuge. For years now I've prayed and continue to pray to be a prayer warrior. No human is stopping the ball from hitting her and no human can reduce the inflammation or heal what's going on in her head. But our God heals all. Everyday must be days of continual pray and worship. We must always be in communion with our mighty God who loves us and wants to hear from us throughout the day. Our Bride and loving Father is always there for us. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!””

Genesis 30:1 NIV

Father God may we not put our trust and hope in anyone-anything but You, Jesus. It is Your will we need to abide in. You are omniscient and omnipotent. Your timing is always perfect. We can't comprehend Your ways; they are higher than ours. We need to always come to our loving Father with humbled, repentant hearts. Father give us the strength and patience to wait and trust in You, in all we do. You receive all the glory and honor. Hallowed be your Name. Solus Christus.

“When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!””

Genesis 30:1 NIV

Father God, You are the joy and security in our lives. Fill our barren souls with Your Holy Spirit, Father. May we never feel empty or judged by what others have. All we need in this world is You, Jesus. You are the joy and hope that gives us new life. May we be infectious to others; a blessing, a sweet aroma to there barrenness; giving them the Message-the Good News of Life-Jesus. Hallelujah! Live for Jesus today and everyday and feel the joy leap inside your belly.

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10 NIV

Glory to God in the highest, all Majestic and Wonderful. Jesus loves us so much. He calls us to be in marriage with Him. Hallelujah! Everyday to be married to the King of kings. Imagine having your wedding day everyday clothed in His righteousness, wrapped in His comfort and joy. Hallelujah! When we have our eyes and heart fixed on our First Love Jesus Christ; everyday is a wedding day honoring and glorifying the Son of God with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul, and all our strength, all our being. Soli Deo Gloria!

“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”

Isaiah 61:11 NIV

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

1 John 5:11-12 NIV

When we give our lives to Jesus Christ we be come a new seed-born again with hope, joy, and encouragement to be in the presence of our Lord and King. Hallelujah. Who do you know is missing out in the joy and hope in Jesus Christ? Who can you share the love of Christ with? Make today and everyday a day of spreading the hope and everlasting life of Jesus Christ.

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Isaiah 61:10 NIV

Glory to God in the highest, all Majestic and Wonderful. Jesus loves us so much. He calls us to be in marriage with Him. Hallelujah! Everyday to be married to the King of kings. Imagine having your wedding day everyday clothed in His righteousness, wrapped in His comfort and joy. Hallelujah! When we have our eyes and heart fixed on our First Love Jesus Christ; everyday is a wedding day honoring and glorifying the Son of God with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul, and all our strength, all our being. Soli Deo Gloria!

“Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee,”

Matthew 2:22 NIV

Father God, You are Omniscient-all knowing. When we seek You and Your will; you give us wisdom and discernment. Church we need to abide in the Living Word, seeking the face and voice of our living God. He is not done with you; He has great plans for you; to accomplish and do great things in the name of Jesus.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,”

Isaiah 61:1 NIV

Hallelujah! To receive His Salvation. His love, mercy, and grace is upon us. Hallelujah! The same Spirit-Power that was upon Jesus during His ministry is living inside each one of His believers. Jesus said we will do greater things than He.

We are to live for Jesus, to glorify Jesus in all we all do. What chains do you need broken? God's love, comfort, peace, and joy wants to flood your soul. But we need to open it up and ask God the Father to pour into us and cleanse us from all the filth and rust that is in us. Glory be to God the Father. There is power and salvation in Your name Jesus. Make today and everyday day a spreading Good News day of the Living God who saves lives. Hallelujah!

“He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.”

Isaiah 59:17

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Ephesians 6:14-17 NIV

Every morning we must get dressed in the Full Armor of God. Our flesh is weak and the enemy is always under attack. As we continue to grow in Christ Jesus, the more we will be attacked by the devil. But Thanks be to God for the mighty Sword which defeats all evil. May your passion for serving the Holy Living God  threaten the devil each time you do His good and mighty works in Christ Jesus. Sola Fide! 

“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”

Isaiah 59:1-2 NIV

So many times in life we hear and focus on the uplifting scriptures and we leave out the most important verses. Yes God saves! He ears me! He reaches out to me! But we don't listen to or wanna hear "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear from you."

Our God is a righteous God and if you wanna hear from God than He needs to become your First Love and not the crumbs. God has put a discernment in all of us and we know when we are living in sin. The Devil is a cunning liar and will deceive you every time. We have the Protection-The Sword to fight back with and to lead us down the right path if we choose to. To live is Christ and to die is gain. To be born again in Christ Jesus. Make today a new day in the arms of Christ. Daddy!

“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”

Isaiah 51:3 NIV

Just like Sarah conceiving a child at 90 years of age; God wants to do the impossible with you and I. We need to devote our lives to Christ. Open up our hearts and mind and let Jesus reside and take over. It is about building a personal relationship with

the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; not what we can receive, but what we can give.

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:39 NIV

Find time to make a communion every day in the garden of Eden with our First Love Jesus Christ l.

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Isaiah 58:11 NIV

This chapter is about Fasting that pleases God. I think about resolutions that I hear people make for the New Year and what people are giving up for lent. But I ask you, What are you doing that pleases our King, our Savior. Are we looking to serve others and reflect Christ in all we do? Is there a love of Jesus in what you are doing or is just a religious act to follow because that's that's what you grew up on?

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Colossians 3:12 NIV

This is how we water our garden. Live on the Bread of Life-The Holy Scriptures-asking the Holy Spirit to lead you in doing God's work for His glory. You want to be guided and lead by God Almighty, than you need die of self and live for Christ. The flesh is weak; but when we feed it all day long with the Bread of Life and rely-depend on the Holy Spirit; we will have strength. So delight yourself in the LORD and feed yourself with His Bread and not man's religious opinions. Hallowed be thy Name. Sola Scriptura! Soli Deo Gloria!

“The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”

Isaiah 51:3 NIV

Just like Sarah conceiving a child at 90 years of age; God wants to do the impossible with you and I. We need to devote our lives to Christ. Open up our hearts and mind and let Jesus reside and take over. It is about building a personal relationship with

the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; not what we can receive, but what we can give.

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:39 NIV

Find time to make a communion every day in the garden of Eden with our First Love Jesus Christ l.

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7-8

“ for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.””

Isaiah 56:7 NIV

I pray we see everyone as God's creation; see the good in each one. And stop judging by the color of one's skin and/or nationality. God is love and didn't/doesn't make any mistakes. We are all unique in our own ways and yet most of our DNA (at least 99%) is the same. May the love of Christ living inside us reach out and love all those around us. Solus Christus!

“Awake, awake, arm of the Lord, clothe yourself with strength!

Isaiah 51:9 NIV

I challenge you church, if you're not already, wake up earlier and have communion with our Holy, Almighty, Loving Father Who has all the strength, energy, confidence, hope and encouragement we need to get us through the day. It is His breath in our  lungs giving us life. Have your garden of Eden to be in worship and praise with the Living God Who created you and I to be in a personal abiding relationship with Him.  My brother and good friend in Christ challenged me 3 years ago to wake up an hour earlier to be in prayer with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father Who loves you and adores you more than anyone could or ever will. I have been so blessed by our extra time together, that I even look to wake up earlier. It all starts at going to bed earlier at night in prayer knowing you have an important date with your First Love in the early morning. Hallelujah! Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7-8

We are so quick to judge people by their outward appearance. We don't even give them time to speak or answer our questions; because we have already formed an opinion. I pray we see everyone as God's creation; see the good in each one. We are all unique in our own ways and yet most of our DNA (at least 99%) is the same. May the love of Christ living inside us reach out and love all those around us. Solus Christus!

For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. 2 Chronicles 16:9

Father God, You are Omnipotent,Omniscient, and Omnipresent. Hallowed be thy Name. You catch us when we fall. You carry us up high on wings. You stand in front of us and behind us at all times. You continue to draw us to the Cross. Your agape love is never ending.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 NIV

I pray the Lord our God has residence in your heart. To live without Christ is death. A deep personal relationship with God our Father-Jesus Christ fills the heart with hope, encouragement, joy, happiness, strength, confidence, wisdom, love, and forgiveness. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ””

Matthew 4:2-4 NIV

Jesus, at any time You could have used Your power against the devil; but instead You taught us how to live relying on the Word of God. You have given us the Sword (Bible) to fight back with. I pray we abide in You and Your holy Scriptures. Hallowed be thy Name. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us and His Holy Word to meditate on. May God be your strength and confidence, your wisdom and joy in all you hope for and seek in following the will of God. Soli Deo Gloria!

“I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:9-10

Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, our Heavenly Father gives us peace that transcends all understanding and guards our hearts and minds. The Creator of all wants to fight your battles and call you son/daughter and friend. Continually to meditate on the Love of God. Don't ever let the devil tell you, you are not worthy. Jesus loves you so very much.

“I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:9-10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 NIV

As we read through the book of Isaiah; God continues to get Isarael's attention. No matter how many times they turned away; God continues to intervene. How is God getting your attention these days? Promise after Promise, God continues to say, "fear not, for I am with you, I am your God,"  As a child of God, we are chosen, we have Victory in Christ Jesus. Call out Abba! Daddy help me with my unbelief. "For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."" Isaiah 41:13

“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.””

Isaiah 43:6-7 NIV

We are all created uniquely for the glory of God. Be like a child and come to the Father depending on Him in every way. Honor and glorify God almighty with humbled hearts.

"Fear God and obey his commands, for this is the duty of every person" (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Father God, You love us. Give us the strength and wisdom to live for You and Your purpose. 

““I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

Isaiah 43:25 NIV

God repeatedly forgives and Remembers our sins no more. Not because we deserve it but because He chooses to. Jesus Christ our Redeemer died on the cross for our sins to give us everlasting life with Him for eternity. Don't ever let the devil beat you up about your past. Our Father is a loving and forgiving God and will never throw our sins back at us. He asks us to repent and sin no longer. We ask the Holy Spirit to live inside us and to be our strength and everything. We have new life and victory in Jesus Christ when we are born again. Make today and everyday a reborn day with Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father who created us for a personal relationship in His image. Hallelujah! I have life and hope in Jesus Christ! Soli Deo Gloria!

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Isaiah 40:29 NIV

As athletes we grow up working out to get stronger and more powerful. Our goal is to defeat our opponent. We push it to the limits to outwork everyone else. Never wanting to appear weak-soft.

I pray today we become humbling prayer warriors. Knowing we are weak and useless without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is our strength and power. Let's become less of self and more of our Savior. I want the Power of You Father; the same power that resurrected You Jesus from the dead to breathe inside of me to do Your will and not mine. May today be a day of weak and weary in our own strength and a day filled with the power of the blood of Jesus Christ in us. Sing "You raise me up so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up to walk on stormy seas; I am strong when I am on Your shoulders; You raise me up to more than I can be." You raise me up - Selah - Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV

God Almighty will always supply all the strength and wisdom you and I need. May we never think we can do anything in our strength.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.””

Isaiah 40:7-8 NIV

We have all been hurt by a close friend or love one. We have also made "good" excuses-reasons for not coming through for a dear friend or love one. "I don't recall, I never said that." We are selfish humans; no matter how good we might think we are; we are nothing without the the Love of Jesus Christ living inside us. He is the breath in our lungs that gives us life filled of strength, confidence, hope, encouragement, joy, happiness, and love.

Unlike human beings and their promises, God's promise is reliable and certain to be realized.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:8-11 NIV

Make it an amazing day trusting our First Love's promises. Sola Scriptura! Sola Fide!

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”

Isaiah 40:1, 10-11 NIV

When you are in trouble; do you call on God Almighty to fight your battles? He wants to carry you, comfort you, and be your stronghold. Take the time out and visualize yourself in the arms of Daddy. Feel His arms embracing you; the love of a mother holding her child; and the strength of a mighty soldier protecting and guarding you from all danger. May your visualization be real today. Feeling God's comfort, strength, and love wrapped around you in a blanket of His presence.

““Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.”

Isaiah 38:5 NIV

Is there anything or anybody preventing you from accomplishing your goals and working towards your dream? Don't let the devil speak failure into your mind and heart! We have a big God and all things are possible with Him. Every day open the Word of God and feed your mind and soul with the Truth of God's promises bringing you hope and encouragement. Find your purpose in life and bring it to the Lord everyday. May your vision match up with the Living Word of God.  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, for which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3 

And the LORD answered me, and said: 'Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, That a man may read it swiftly. Habakkuk 2:2

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18

May your day always be filled living it to the fullest for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Soli Deo Gloria!

"Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; 5 the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, Isaiah 40:1,3-5

God is a loving, comforting, forgiving God. He is also a God of discipline. Clean up your mess, make your paths straight, get ride of all the filth in your life. Don't worry about what your friends and family think. Make things right with God the Father. Allow Him to change, restore, and transform you into His righteousness. Live a life full of glorifying Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And the peace of God will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.  ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.”

Isaiah 38:1-5 NIV

How many times have we heard of people living long enough just to see a grandchild get married, a graduation, or give birth. What is your reason for living? Let's be Hezekiah, walking faithfully and with wholehearted devotion to our loving, faithfull, almighty God. I pray God is your first Love and you continually look to increase in Him and decrease in self. God has blessed you with gifts and talents to bless others with to glorify Jesus, the Father in all we do. Be an encouraging joy of happiness to all so people can see the Light of Jesus Christ in you. May your days be blessed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord Savior. Soli Deo Gloria!

“Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.”

Isaiah 38:5 KJV

God our Father sees our tears and hears our prayers. I pray God is the first person you seek for anything and everything. God created us to be in a relationship with Him. Trust and give the Lord our God all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests (Ephesians 6:18).

“Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes, O Lord, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.”

Isaiah 37:17 KJV

“Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.”

Isaiah 37:17 NIV

God Almighty of Heaven and Earth gives His children the time and day to always hear from us. I like the KJV, incline thine ear. I visualize our Father on His bending knee listening to every word spoken.

Because He has inclined His ear to me, Psalm 116:2

God our Lord and Savior loves us so much and wants all of us. Make every day a day worshiping the One true God and becoming more of Him and less of self. I pray for your relationship to continually always grow with our First Love Jesus Christ our Father. Abba! Daddy!

“say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.””

Isaiah 35:4 NIV

There is power in the name of Jesus. When you are scared and afraid, and don't know what to say or do, just call on the name Jesus. Take a moment and meditate and sing these lyrics from Hillsong Worship

You were the Word at the beginning

One With God the Lord Most High

Your hidden glory in creation

Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful Name it is

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a beautiful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

You didn't want heaven without us

So Jesus, You brought heaven down

My sin was great, Your love was greater

What could separate us now

What a wonderful Name it is

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a wonderful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

How sweet is your name, Lord, how good You are

Love to sing in the name of the Lord, love to sing for you all?

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You

You silenced the boast, of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory

For You are raised to life again

You have no rival, You have no equal

Now and forever, Our God reigns

Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name, above all names

What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

You have no rival, You have no equal

Now and forever, Our God reigns

Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name, above all names

What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King

What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus


“Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.””

Isaiah 35:4 NIV

“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.

Isaiah 35:5-6 NIV

Father God, You give sight to the blind and sound to the deaf. You hear and answer the prayers of humbled hearts that cry out to You. You give us strength and courage, hope and encouragement; You lift us up on wings like eagles. May we put all our trust and hope into You Father and Your living-active Word. I pray we stand on Your Promises with a conviction of boldness and truth. You are the One True Living God and Savior. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria! Give praise and thanksgiving all day and may the Power of God be with you today bringing you joy, peace,  and happiness. Thanks be to God our Lord and Savior.

“Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord.”

Isaiah 37:14 NIV

Omniscient-All Knowing God of All, You know our hearts, our inner most thoughts. We can't keep anything from You. Saints, lay it all out there for our Father. Come always with humbled, repentant hearts and talk with The Father. He has an incline ear to hear all our words. He wants to hear from us. Put nothing off!

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.”

Psalm 61:1-5 NIV

“say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.””

Isaiah 35:4 NIV

Our God is a Mighty God, Omnipotent-All Powerful. He is behind us and in front of us fighting our battles. If God is for us, who can stand against us? No one! Father God help those who lack faith; give them more faith. You are our strength and refuge. Put all your trust and faith in the Lord Almighty and stand firm on every Promise. They are all yes and amen! Hallelujah! Sola Fide!

“Your eyes will see the King in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar.”

Isaiah 33:17 NIV

18 Where there is no vision (revelation), the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18

Father God You had a vision before creation. Nothing was by accident. You have blessed us with Your Holy Word, teaching us how to live. You have given each one of us a dream. You created us to be so much more. 

“Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” Hab. 2:2 NIV

We have a BIG God and we are to live our lives to the fullest through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, our Hope and Strength. Dream Big! Have a mental picture! Write it down! Pray! Pray! Pray! Where is your garden of Eden (where God wants you)? The presence of God! 

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.”

Isaiah 35:1-2 NIV

Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is everlasting peace and comfort. He is the Strength, Confidence and Hope we need. He will give your outlook hope and encouragement. The transformation that takes place within  will also take place where you are. God is Omnipotent and Omnipresent.

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God.”

Isaiah 35:1-2 NIV 

Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is an everlasting peace and comfort. He is the Strength, Confidence and Hope we need. He will give your outlook hope and encouragement. The transformation that takes place within  will also take place where you are. God is Omnipotent and Omnipresent. No matter how dry or deserted your home, workplace, or anywhere you are may seem; the God Almighty can spring up flowers of love, joy, peace, patience, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22). May your heart always be filled with the Garden of Eden no matter where you are.

“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.””

Isaiah 35:3-4 NIV11

Do we truly realize how big our God is and how approachable He is? No matter how big or small the problem is, He wants us to bring it to Him. He is Omnipotent-All Powerful. He is our Strength and Refuge, our Rock and Savior. Do not ever think you can do it on your own or take it for granted no matter how small it may seem. Our God is a loving God Who wants to take residence in our hearts. Open up the gates and invite the Father of All in and may the Spirit of God be with you. Solus Christus!

Isaiah 33:17NIV
Father God, O Majesty You are, Holy and Almighty, King of kings. May we see all the beauty that is around us, Creator of all. You make no mistakes. Father God help us to see and focus on the strengths and beauty of one another. May we be a shining light and a sweet fragrance to everyone, reflecting the love of Christ. Solus Christus.

“How gracious He will be when you cry for help! As soon as He hears, He will answer you.”
Isaiah 30:19 NIV
God hears our believing prayers. He also answers them on His time. My daughter wakes up early Monday morning after a long weekend limping. Her big toe is filled with pain and she has no reason for it. My wife and I get up to help her. I have know answers. I hear God say pray and believe. I pray over my daughter's toe. The entire morning I am praying asking the Lord to take away her pain and give it to me. I tell Him I rather have it instead of her; but all things are possible with You Daddy neither one of us has to have it. Remove her pain and restore her strength. Isabella stays home from school and gets the rest she needed. She wakes up after a long nap and has no pain. She never went to the doctor which was the plan and went to gymnastics practice with no issues. Hallelujah! Our God is a big God and wants our attention. He wants us to always rely on Him and pray in ALL occasions (Ephesians 6:18).
Always cry out to the Lord! Make it a daily habit of always giving praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; and pray in ALL circumstances. Sola Fide!

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

Isaiah 30:18 NIV

God knows our heart, our inner most thoughts. He is the Great I Am-Yahweh, our Protector and Savior. He is behind us and in front of us fighting our battles. Rest in The Lord! His joy is our strength and confidence. Hallelujah! Put all your trust and hope into Christ and His Living Word,  "it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12)." Sola Scriptura!

“Be stunned and amazed, blind yourselves and be sightless; be drunk, but not from wine, stagger, but not from beer.”

Isaiah 29:9 NIV

When we are constantly ignoring God and living in a life of sin; there will come a time we will call out to God and He will be no where to be found. Some of us have experienced this and some of us are going through it right now. Repent! Turn away from your sin and give your life and the sin(s) to Christ. True obedience can only be produced by a heart renewed by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23).  When we aren't living our lives for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ we will take a detour that the devil leads. Live for A relationship with Christ. For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Soli Deo Gloria! Solus Christus!

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”

Isaiah 30:15 NIV

When we come to You in repentance and put our hope and trust in You Jesus Christ, we receive Salvation and are filled with You, the Holy Spirit. You are our strength and confidence. There is rest and peace in the Father. Learn and make the commitment in spending alone time with our much needed First Love. Jesus loves you and wants all of you. Solus Christus!

“So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.”

Isaiah 28:16 NIV 

I pray and hope your faith and trust is in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. He must be your foundation for all. Our Father needs to be the first one we run to and question. We are either standing on His Truth (The Holy Bible) or we are standing on the world's opinions. Abide in your Father! John 14:15,16,18 If you love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Have an amazing day building your relationship with Jesus on Rock and not sifting sand. 

Jesus loves you and prays for His children.

“Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.”

Isaiah 28:23 NIV

If we never spend time with God our Heavenly and read His Holy Word; how are we ever going to recognize His voice and His words. The devil is so deceiving and cunning and knows God's Word. Just like Eve got deceived; so will you and I, if we don't spend time in the Word of God. We learn His love language, characteristics, and His promises by reading the Bible. Prayer is a conversation with God our Father. We talk and we listen. Father God speak to us through your scriptures and and give us wisdom and understanding. Give us ears to hear Your whispers.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

Isaiah 26:3 NIV When we don't trust in our Lord and Savior with all the details of our lives; we will drift from Him. Do not hold in any anxious thought, unforgiveness, or any burden. God wants you to pray on all occasions; He wants all your burdens. When you fight against God, He will allow you to win the battles; but you are assure to lose the war. Trust in our Wonderful Counselor to counsel you in life. Trust in our Comforter to comfort you in a time of loss. And trust in the God of peace to ease your worries. Jesus loves and wants a personal relationship with you.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. Isaiah 26:3

Father God there is perfect peace when we come into a personal relationship with You-Jesus Christ our Savior. May our eyes and heart stay fixed You, our much needed first Love. 

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

Isaiah 26:4 NIV 

“This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.””

Isaiah 18:4 NIV

God's children can find comfort in a world of chaos and turmoil. God is Omnipresent, He is present everywhere. As being a child of God, we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). 6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7 Sola Scriptura! Solus Christus!

The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to bring to dishonor the pride of glory, Isaiah 23:9 

God hates pride! Just like other great nations, Tyre's downfall was because of its inordinate pride. We see it today with so many politicians, athletes, hollywood stars, and even those around us, maybe even ourselves. People using their power, gifts, and talents, that God has positioned them and given them, for their glory and honor and not God's. Some of us say, "what comes around goes around." Be careful of what you say. Are you someone who needs to be recognized? You're never wrong? It's never your fault? You are more spiritual? I know more? I put these as questions to get you thinking of your thoughts. We see the chaos of our country, maybe even our work place, or home. People not able to work together and submit to authority. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39 

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. John 3:30 

I pray we want to grow in Christ. Become less and less of self and greater and greater in Christ. Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

“They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; exalt the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing: “Glory to the Righteous One.” But I said, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray! With treachery the treacherous betray!””

Isaiah 24:14-16 NIV

Since Genesis, God almighty is always getting His children's attention. We continue to give into the pleasures of the world and get further away from God. We can't escape the grasp of the devil until we repent and give ourselves to the Lord Almighty. If you're not living your life for Christ than you're living for the evil one. You will need to hit rock bottom; because that's the only place we realize there is no hope and comfort without our Heavenly Father. The devil will masquerade as a comforting drink, food, pill, prostitute, or any temporary pleasure.

Devote each day to praying and reading the Word of God. Learn His voice and characteristics. Draw near to God and make Him your first Love. Prayer: Father God it is Your Holy Spirit filling me with wisdom and understanding, giving me discernment in making godly-righteous choices. I put all my trust and hope in You Father God, my Rock and Provider, my Savior. Hallelujah! Solus Christus! Sola Scriptura! Soli Deo Gloria! Sola Fide!

God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Isaiah 26:1 Father God, You are our protection and security. You surround us with Your walls of safety, keeping the evil one away. You are our mighty Fortress. God Almighty is Omnipresent, He is everywhere. So when you are feeling trapped, scared, or threatened remember God is there. Know His bulwarks are surrounding you keeping all danger away. May God's peace be with you as you become less of you and more Him. Hallelujah! Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

“When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.”

Isaiah 16:12 NIV

“And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.”

Isaiah 16:12 ESV

Is pride keeping you from giving yourself to Jesus Christ. Do you believe your ways are better than God almighty, the Creator of Heaven and earth? Are you relying on your own strength and energy? 

Romans 8:26-27New International Version (NIV)

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirithimself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedesfor God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

“You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'”

Isaiah 14:13-14 ESV

Lucifer has an I problem. Each time making a more audacious claim until finally, he lays out his primary goal: I will be like the Most High. Are you all about yourself? Or are you about the company, the team, serving others, and giving God all the glory. Jesus always glorified the Father! Prayer: Father God I want to be more like You and less of me.  I come with a humbled new born heart. Have your way with me. I am here to reflect Your light and to give You all the honor and  the glory. Hallowed be thy Name! Soli Deo Gloria!

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

Isaiah 12:3 ESV

Father God, You are our joy and happiness. Everyday it is your breath that gives us life to live. You fill us with hope and encouragement. I pray we are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ our Savior with others. Without Jesus Christ our Savior there will always be an emptiness of only temporary fulfillment. Jesus is the everlasting comfort and peace that we all need.

“And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.”

Isaiah 12:4 ESV

“Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light.”

Isaiah 13:9-10 ESV

Jesus without You in our lives there is darkness. Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Fellowship with your Father now! Declare Jesus as your First Love and Savior now and may the Holy Spirit dwell inside you filling you with strength, peace, comfort, joy, and love. Spirit of God consume me! Hallelujah!

“In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.””

Isaiah 12:1-2 NIV

Father God, You are always a prayer away. May we always come with repentant hearts. You are always to be praised and worshipped. Hallowed be thy Name. Most Holy, You are our Comforter, our Strength, our Refuge, and our Salvation. There is only life in You, Jesus. Pray: Father God, You are the Author and Salvation of my life. Guide me in all I do. Father God, You are my hope and encouragement as I go forward today. Give me ears to ear. Hallelujah!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Isaiah prophesizes the birth of Jesus and reveals His character: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. I hope you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. To have a wise Counselor, a Mighty God to fight your battles and defeat your enemies, an Everlasting Father who will show you unconditional love, and a Prince to give you everlasting peace. We were created for a relationship with our Almighty Loving Savior. May your relationship always grow with your First Love Jesus Christ. Solus Christus!

"his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.”

Isaiah 10:4 NIV

No matter how much we disappoint God, the Creator of this universe, He still loves and wants us to reach out to Him-comeback to Him. How many people have you disappointed and they haven't forgiven you, or they constantly remind you of your wrong doing, or they can't trust you any more, or they have just given up on you? Jesus never gives up on you! He is Omnipresent. Wherever you are; there He is with His hand reaching out to you. Grab His hand! Call out! Jesus I need You now! I hope you at some point in your life, you have asked Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father into your life. God loves you and is just a whisper away. May today be a day you have The Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace living inside you. Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus for loving me. I can do nothing on my own. Soli Deo Gloria!

“Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot— yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”

Isaiah 11:1-2 NLT

Isaiah speaks of the Messiah coming from out of the stump of David's family (Matthew 1:5); He will be of the lineage of David, the son of Jesse (1Samuel 16:10-13). Father God, Your Word is flawless. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13). All Your promises are yes and amen. You give us hope (the image of a stump is hope). Father God only with Your Holy Spirit living inside us; can we be filled with Your wisdom and understanding, Your counsel and might, and Your knowledge. Father God it is Your breath that gives us life and I pray we always abide in You and Your Holy Word. You are Truth; therefore You can not lie. Pray: Father God we come before You with all our heart; guide us, teach us in all we do. You are our Salvation. Your Word gives life and counsels us in how we ought to live. Hallelujah! Sola Scriptura! Soli Deo Gloria!

“The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.”
??Isaiah? ?8:13? ?NIV??
Father God from Genesis You continue to warn us about walking away from You. You are a loving and forgiving God. You are always a Father of discipline. I pray we have faith in Your promises as we go through the challenges and dangers of life. Hallowed be thy Name-Holy, holy, holy is your name Father God. We need to put all our trust and hope in You Jesus, our First Love or we will be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense (Isaiah 8:14). Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”” Isaiah 6:8 NIV
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord our God. The whole earth is full of His glory!
Do you see God as some power or as a person, a Father who wants to have a personal relationship with you. Do want to hear His voice and be used by Him? We need to pray. Prayer is a conversation with our Heavenly Father who loves us more than we can love ourselves. We need to depend on the Holy Spirit which is God living inside of us, who is Omnipotent and Omniscient. He is all powerful and all knowing, so He will guide us through our prayer. “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
Romans 8:26-27 NIV I pray 2018 is year of becoming closer and getting more personal with our much needed First Love Jesus Christ our Father, who wants to hear from us and use us continually throughout the day. 

Have a magnificent day with God our Father. 

“The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.””
??Exodus? ?4:11-12? ?NIV??
What are you struggling with in life? Where do you continue to fail? STOP! trying to do it yourself! Give it over to God and say, "Father I need You. Be my Helper. Holy Spirit be my senses." We are conquerors, warriors, overcomers in Christ Jesus. Our faith is always be tested during trials (1 Peter 1:7). Stop listening to the devil believing you can't and you're a failure. Fight back with the Sword of Life-God's word and make 2018 a sanctifying year! Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. ... To sanctify is to literally "set apart for particular use in a special purpose or work and to make holy or sacred."
In Christ Jesus all things are possible. Solus Christus!

“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”
??Isaiah? ?5:21? ?NIV??
There is only one person worth measuring up to and that is Jesus Christ. We will always fall short, but He is the Perfection. Father God before, during, and after Christ, you are always reminding us of Your love and wisdom. I pray we always come to You with humbled hearts, seeking Your love and wisdom.
Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:7
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools Romans 1:22
18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 1 Corinthians 18-20 Sola Scriptura! Solus Christus!

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.””
??Luke? ?2:13-14? ?NIV??
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”??1 John? ?4:9? ?NIV??
"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.' Mathew 1:22
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
December 25 is 24 hours long, one day; but Christmas is every day. Make every day a day of receiving Jesus Christ into your heart and sharing His love with others. Soli Deo Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo!

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
2 Peter 1:3 NIV
“As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” (Proverbs 23:7). “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
??2 Timothy? ?1:7? ?NIV??
I pray you are speaking good things into your heart. May God's Word be templates in your heart. As you continue to read and abide in the word of God, your relationship will continue to grow with your much needed first love. Cast all your burdens on Christ and let Jesus be your everything. Soli Deo Gloria!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
Fear not! God is with us and as children of God, God is living on the inside. I love the lyrics, "He is living on the inside, roaring like lion." Jesus is the greatest joy, peace, comfort, and happiness one can have. He is everlasting, omnipresent-always present, and He never gets tired. All other pleasures in life are temporary and never measure up. Put all your hope and trust, and set up a manger in your heart for the one true living God, Jesus Christ.
Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come. Ephesians 1:21
Come o efaithful. Soli Deo Gloria.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Father God, You are our provider and hope. May You always be our First Love. As we draw closer to You, we reflect You more and become less of oneself.

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4 NIV

Father God may we always abide in You and Your Holy Word. You are everlasting peace and comfort. Sola Fide!

“Don’t put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?”

Isaiah 2:22 NLT

Isaiah 2:22 (CJB) Stop relying on man, in whose nostrils is a mere breath - after all, he doesn't count for much, does he?

You have two choices, trust man or trust God. Follow and depend on God's system (The Bible) or man's system-opinion. We pick and choose for our comfort and liking. As long as we continue to live by this world's standard: in a New York Minute, I did it my way, we will continue to be stressed out from over working, not spending time with family, to busy to take care of one's health, let tv and school raise our children, and working for the weekend and retirement, and others fears in life. Father God fill us with Your wisdom and discernment. Make 2018 a year of spending alone time with hopefully your first love Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father, reading the Bible-God's WORD daily, and going to a Bible teaching church to learn the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). Sola Scriptura! Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria! Sola Fide!

“The Lord takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people.”

Isaiah 3:13 NIV

Our God is a loving, forgiving Father; and as a loving Father, He MUST  discipline His children. He knows we are not perfect and that we will continue to mess up; but He knows our hearts and desires. I pray your heart is for your First Love, to become closer and more like Jesus Christ. If it's not and your enjoying the sin pool your swimming in, I say this with all the love I have for you; I hope you drown today and the only way up for you is to call out to Jesus Christ. Abba! I am sorry, I need to and WANT to stop living like this. Forgive me Father. I give all of me to You. Save me! God loves and forgives. He also judges and I pray today is a day of Salvation and a day your name is written in the Book of Life (Revelation 3:5). When your heart is for Jesus, you won't take delight in your sin. Thank You Jesus for Your love, mercy, and grace. We are nothing without You. You are the Breath living inside us and we live to praise and glorify You in all we do. Soli Deo Gloria! Solus Christus! I love you and Jesus loves you SO MUCH MORE than I or anyone ever could love.

“When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you; even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening. Your hands are full of blood!”

Isaiah 1:15 NIV

I think back in my life questioning God and what He wanted from me. I laugh at myself now. I was so far from God, living in sin. Would you give your son $20 for gas knowing he will spend it on drugs and alcohol? Until you give yourself to Christ and wanna stop living in your sin, don't expect to feel His comfort and peace. God our Father wants all us: body, soul, and mind. I pray, with all your heart, you have given it over to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who loves you more than anyone ever will and could.

Psalm 27:13-14: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.’”

As we read God's Word daily asking the Holy Spirit to give us understanding, we will draw closer to God. He gave us His perfect Word and I pray you put all your faith and trust in our Creator's System-Bible and not man's. As we abide in Our Father's Truth and seek Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength we will discover His plan for us. I pray your faith continues to grow in our Father's promises knowing we have already received and have victory in Christ Jesus. Solus Christus! Sola Scriptura!

“In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.””

Isaiah 12:1-6 NIV

May your days be filled with singing praises to our almighty loving Father. We are created for His glory. May the Lord's strength and wisdom guide you in all you do as you continue to be transformed in His righteousness. Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

“but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””John 4:14 NIV

With New Years coming up and everyone making resolutions with exercise and diet, I pray the transformation we all make is spiritually. Jesus is the Living Water we all need. He is the Personal Trainer, the Nutritionist, the Health Coach, the Source of Life. 

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
COLOSSIANS 1:17

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight Ephesians 1:3-8

You who fear the Lord, praise Him... and stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
PSALM 22:23

To be blessed, to be chosen, adopted, forgiven by Jesus Christ; how could we not be worshipping and praising our Savior to all? He has given us a Spirit of power! We are His disciples! I hate having a lazy, lethargic feeling towards worshiping my Creator-God Almighty. I will not allow the Devil to beat me up and think I'm not worthy. You and I are new creations in Jesus Christ. To be born again, transformed in His likeness. Hallelujah! The Devil cannot steal our joy and love for Jesus Christ our Savior and Loving Almighty Father, who loves us more than anyone and is always praying for His children. Thank You Jesus! Make everyday a new day of rejoicing with your First Love, being filled with the Holy Spirit and always relying and being in need of Jesus Christ being your strength and confidence, your everything. Soli Deo Gloria! Solus Christus! 

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
JOHN 4:24

One minute we are worshiping and praising the Lord and the next we are cursing a love one. I pray this year we are open and true with our God with wanting to change our sinful nature and want to grow in Christ Jesus in ALL we do. I pray we take nothing or no one for granted. I pray we are constantly aware wanting to be transformed in the likeness of Christ. We need to be constantly in the Holy Spirit to make righteous, holy decisions. I pray we are always reliant on Christ in all we do. Make this New Year a year of drawing closer and being more like our first love, Jesus Christ. Solus Christus!

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Psalm 103:1-5 NIV

Father God, You deserve all our praises and so much more. We are nothing without You. You are above all: Omnipotent and Omniscient, all powerful and all knowing. Meditate on His perfect Truth day and night; and I pray you have God the Father-Jesus Christ living inside your heart. May today and everyday be a day of Jesus Christ being your first love. Solus Christus!

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”

Proverbs 27:19 NIV

Father God as we draw near to You and rely on You Father for everything; we begin reflecting You, Jesus. We must always abide in You and Your will,  never our own selfish desires. I pray Jesus Christ is or is becoming your first love. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Are you seeking God the Father-Jesus Christ? Or is He someone you just pray to when your sick, someone you love is sick, or when you need something. Can you imagine someone treating you like this, whom you say you love. One day God the Father-Jesus Christ will be having a banquet and all those who have a personal relationship with Him, are invited. Are you on that list? I pray you are. If your not sure, don't wait, call out Abba! Father! I need You Jesus Christ in my life. I wanna make You my first love. Forgive me for .......... Thank You Jesus for graciously loving me and breathing new life into me today. Transform my life, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and be my Strength and Confidence, my Rock and Shield, my Refuge and Savior. Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Hebrews 12:1

I pray during our struggles we never give up on Jesus. No matter how bad life gets and their seems to be no hope, don't ever forget Christ's journey to the cross and on the cross. When you get a chance watch The Passion of Christ. Jesus loved us so much, He was brutally beaten, insulted, and crucified for you and I so we can have everlasting life with Him, our Heavenly Father where there are no more tears or suffering (Revelation 21:4). I believe we forget the Cross way too much in our sufferings. Take time out today and visualize what Jesus Christ our loving Savior has done for you and I. Jesus loves you so much; without Jesus there is no life. Merry Christmas! Soli Deo Gloria!

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

Hebrews 12:1

I pray during our struggles we never give up on Jesus. No matter how bad life gets and their seems to be no hope, don't ever forget Christ's journey to the cross and on the cross. When you get a chance watch The Passion of Christ. Jesus loved us so much, He was brutally beaten, insulted, and crucified for you and I so we can have everlasting life with Him, our Heavenly Father where there are no more tears or suffering (Revelation 21:4). I believe we forget the Cross way too much in our sufferings. Take time out today and visualize what Jesus Christ our loving Savior has done for you and I. Jesus loves you so much; without Jesus there is no life. Merry Christmas! Soli Deo Gloria!


3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

God Is Light

5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 1 John 1

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'" Matthew 1:23 

"If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." Jeremiah 29:13

God is with us! Hallelujah! I pray you have opened your heart and asked Jesus to live inside. He will give you a peace and comfort that is more perfect than any 80 degree, clear blue skies at the beach in sunny Hawaii. Jesus will transform your life and His Holy Word will come off the pages so clearly. A Baby is born and I pray He is born in your heart today. Merry Christmas! Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”

Proverbs 28:26 NIV

Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.Galatians 5:25

We always need God-The Holy Spirit leading the way. In the flesh we will sin and fall; but in Christ we have victory and are righteous. 

This is why we must always put on the Full Armor of God. Ephesians 6:10-18 Merry Christmas and continue to always make Jesus Christ your first love. Soli Deo Gloria.

“For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

2 Peter 1:8-11 NIV

If we are serious about Jesus Christ being our first love, we must read His word daily. We learn our Father's characteristics and His love language by making the Bible our daily meals. Put on the Full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and trust the Holy Spirit in all you do and say. Make it a great day in the arms of Christ.

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Psalm 100:1-5 NIV

The holiday of Thanksgiving is over, but I pray your thanksgiving and praise has not stopped for our Heavenly Father-Lord and Savior-Jesus Christ. Pray on all occasions with thanksgiving and praise (Ephesians 6:18). Prayer is an never ending conversation with the great I Am, your Heavenly Father, your bridegroom, your best friend, your Lord and Savior. Jesus loves you so much and wants all of you. Come as you are, broken and contrite. Jesus will heal you and fill you with an everlasting peace. Hallelujah! Solus Christus.

“Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.”

James 3:5-9 NIV

Father God may our words be encouraging and inspiring to others. Looking to uplift others. If we have nothing constructive to say, hold our tongues Lord.

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry," James 1:9 Father it is all about You. You receive all the glory, honor, and praise. Soli Deo Gloria.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

Psalm 40:1 NIV

I find patience is the hardest for most people. With technology nowadays, we want everything right away. With Christ all things are possible and we need to rely on our Father; because His timing is perfect.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”

Galatians 5:22 ESV

God is love and love is patient. His fruit living inside of us is also patient. So start telling yourself, I have patience, because I have the Living God inside of me and He is in total control. Amen! Soli Deo Gloria!

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1John 4

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

1 John 4:16 NIV

Father God, we need You, the Holy Spirit living inside us to love those who do us or our love ones wrong. You are a loving, forgiving God. You are constantly forgiving us for our wrong doings. I pray for a heart to love and pray for our enemies. Soli Deo Gloria!

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Father God, You are a loving, forgiving God. May we come to You always with humbled hearts, offering praise and thanksgiving. We can do nothing of our own. You are the very breath in our lungs. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria. You Father receive all the Glory. ““Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.”

John 4:21 NIV

I pray you have received the Holy Spirit. A desire-hunger for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. May our hearts be open, all pride removed, and a manger set up for Jesus to be born. 

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“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 May God's peace be with you. 

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:13-14

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;”

Psalm 95:6 NIV

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Christmas is everyday. Praying and hoping for the nonbeliever to welcome Jesus into their heart. I thank God I grew up in a home where the first thing we did on Christmas morning was sing happy birthday Jesus. I pray everyday we are singing praises to Jesus our Lord and Savior, our almighty loving Father every morning. When Jesus, your Father becomes your life, peace, joy, and confidence will reside in your heart. Soli Deo Gloria.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.”

2 Peter 1:5-7, 12 NIV

I thank God I'm always reminded of sins from the past, not to beat me up, but of God's love and grace. Remind me of how week and dirty I am without the blood of Christ. God is our Protector and Provider and will always give you a way out (1 Corinthians 10:13). Fight back with the Sword of Life (The Living Word-Bible). Don't ever believe the devil in making you feel worthless or tempted by earthly pleasures. Hallelujah!

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.” Psalm 68:19-20 NIV Soli Deo Gloria.

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.”

James 3:9 NIV

I've learned listening isn't hearing, but praying and taking it to the Lord and letting the Holy Spirit respond. I think of Jesus writing in the dust (John 8:6) when the people of the Law and the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus. I believe Jesus was praying to His Father. Father God we are prideful and selfish in thinking we can answer and do things on our own. We need to pray on all occasions (Ephesians 6:18). 

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, (James 1:19). Father thank you for being a loving, forgiving God. With You Father, all things are possible. Make it an amazing day growing and abiding in Christ Jesus. Solus Christus.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is Wonderful, Mighty, Eternal, and Everlasting Peace. If there Is any Emptiness in your life, you need to make your heart a manger for Jesus to be born in. May the Peace of God be with you today. Solus Christus.

Where can I go from Thy spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? 
PSALM 139:7

Father God you're everywhere. You are Omnipresent. Father God no matter where we may run, You are there. Let's pray: Father those that are running from You, I pray they stop and let themselves be caught. May our actions and talk be a reflection of You Father. A loving, faithful, and forgiving Father. You are God of peace and comfort. Exodus 14:13-14  

And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” 

Who are the Egyptians in your life that you need escaping from? Trust and listen to the Lord. Be still. And let God do His work. Sola Fide.

“For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.”

Isaiah 53:2 ESV

Do you picture Jesus: The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Son of God as being no beauty, no form or majesty. What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you not pretty enough, tall enough, skinny enough, strong enough, smart enough, or confident enough? The same Power-Holy Spirit living inside of Jesus giving sight to the blind, drawing thousands of people to hear Him teach,  raise Him from the dead is the same Spirit living inside of you and me. With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26), when I am weak, I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9). The next time the devil speaks doubt-negativity at you, fight back with Sword of Truth:

1. Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

2. Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

3. 1 John 4:4 – “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

4. Psalm 118:6 – “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

5. Psalm 50:15 – “And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

6. Hebrews 10:35 – “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.”

7. Isaiah 40:31 – “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

8. 2 Timothy 2:1 – “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

9. Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

10. Proverbs 3:26 – “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

There are so many more promises and they are all yes and amen! Sola Scriptura! Make it a great day walking in the arms of Christ.

Rejoice...during your childhood... and follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes.
ECCLESIASTES 11:9

Do you remember your childhood days, believing you can be or do anything? Having no fear. I would wear professional baseball uniforms believing I was pitching in the World Series, against my pitch back, striking out all 27 batters. I never got that far, but always new I would play professional baseball. I thank God I had parents that believed in me and never discouraged me of my dream. I pray we listen and watch the words we speak into the younger generation. I have two teenage girls and everyday I specifically tell Tonianne she is an All American-MIP and MVP in Christ Jesus and Isabella she is an all around National Champion in Christ Jesus. 

I hear too many 7th graders, at the school I teach, say they are stupid, ugly, and other negative stuff. I just started writing on the board and making them write "I am amazing and smart" on every piece of paper they do work on. Father God speak words of encouragement, hope, and love in us. May we see You Jesus in each person, believing all things are possible with God. You Father God are our Strength and Confidence, our Rock and Shield, our Refuge and Salvation, our Everything. Solus Christus. Sola Fide.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Psalm 55:22 NIV

Faith, confidence, hope, assurance, sustain: this is what having a relationship with Jesus Christ gives you and so much more. Our Father-Jesus Christ our Savior-The Holy Spirit living inside of you is the peace and strength that allows you to overcome obstacles-trials. We become holy, righteous in Jesus Christ. Make it a great day walking with the great I Am Jesus Christ. Sola Christus.

His work is perfect; for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.-DEUTERONOMY 32:4

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31 NIV

Old Testament or New Testament, our God is never changing, the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13).

Father God, You are Omnipotent-all powerful, Omniscient-all knowing. You are the great I Am. You are our Encouragement , our Strength, our Rock and Shield, our Refuge, our Peace and Comforter, our Salvation. Hallowed be thy Name is a personal relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ the Messiah. Perfect, just, faithful, righteous, upright, and everything good is found in Jesus. May your day be an everlasting prayer with God the Father. Hallelujah! Amen! Solus Christus.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

John 15:16 ESV

To be chosen by the almighty God. To be filled with Him the Holy Spirit. The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is living inside of me and hopefully you as well. As believers we should be reflecting His glory. Do your actions reflect a god that everyone would want? Everyday we must come to the Father with humbled hearts. Abiding in His Truth. We can do nothing without the Holy Spirit living through us.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Soli Deo Gloria.

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “ Abba, Father.””

Romans 8:15 NIV

Speak God's Truth into your lives, your children, your job, your everything. Don't let the devil speak lies to you or your children. I am amazing, I am smart, I am successful. I am God's creation, His unique masterpiece. My God makes no mistakes. Make a list, pray over it for your life, your children's life. I don't care what the world thinks or says. I know my God is a loving God. He lives in me. I pray it's not just in time of trouble, but everyday, you are giving thanksgiving and praise to our almighty loving Father. Prayer is conversation with God and He wants you 24/7 living your life for Him. Humbling yourself, getting rid of all pride and wanting Jesus and allowing Jesus to take control of your life. Solus Christus. 

In Thy presence is fullness of joy; in Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.
-PSALM 16:11

In Jesus Christ, we have everlasting hope and joy. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5 NIV

Is Jesus your vine? Or is He just an emergency call 911? Can you imagine being married and going days without speaking to your spouse. Or living with your parents and going weeks without a conversation. Jesus is our Lord and Savior, our Bridegroom, our Heavenly Father. Jesus gives us hope and joy. He is our everlasting peace. He is our strength and refuge, a present help in time of trouble. Psalm 46:1

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

John 15:7 NIV I pray you have humbled yourself and have given your life to Christ. Come as you are.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Solus Christus.

“So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!””

Daniel 6:16 NIV The king, who did not serve our God, believed God would rescue Daniel. Do you have as much faith as a non-following king?

““I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”

Daniel 6:26-28 NIV Read all of Daniel 6

Father God, I pray we have a faithful-prayerful heart of Daniel. Always abiding in Your Holy Word. You are Omniscient and Omnipotent, You give wisdom and discernment. May our heart and mind be open to accepting Your Truth. We put all our trust in You, Lord our Redeemer and Salvation. May everyone see Your Majestic Glory and Power in our walk in You Jesus. Solus Christus.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4 NIV

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.John 17

No matter what you're going through, Jesus loves you and is praying for you. He is also the good Shepherd comforting and protecting you from all evil. Trust and stand on His Holy Word. All His promises are yes and amen. Sola Scriptura. 

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Solus Christus.

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

Titus 2:11-12 NIV

Therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. 
-II CORINTHIANS 5:17
"There is one place that God will never let you stay...and that is the place where you are. Once God touches our life, we can be certain that we will never be the same. He will move us; He will change things; He will shake us up to get us where He wants us to go." Dr. Ed Young

To be cleansed of all the filth and garbage that was part of my life. Hallelujah! To grow, to be better, to be more successful in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah! To have the Almighty Living God living inside of me. Hallelujah! To have a Spirit, not of timidity, but of power. 2 Timothy 1:7 Hallelujah! To be an encouragement, an inspiration to others in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah! To have comfort and everlasting peace. Hallelujah! Come to the altar with a humble-repentant heart. Wanting to be transformed in God's likeness. Hallelujah!  Solus Christus.

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

John 14:2-3 NIV

To live your life for Jesus. To wake up every day to Jesus our Heavenly Father. Who loves us and desires us to sing praises, give thanksgiving, and pray to Him. “he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 23:3 NIV

To know it's not what we have done or what we can do, but it's His grace (Ephesians 2:8), His agape love that saves a wretch like you and me. Solus Christus.

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.” Psalm 89:1 NIV Soli Deo Gloria.

You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:11

God blesses all of us with gifts and talents. Where do you see yourself prospering? We too many times think it's only money that we are to be generous with. Maybe it with your time of service. Look to encourage and inspire others through the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed you with.. Give and you shall receive (Luke 6:38). Soli Deo Gloria.

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”
??Psalm? ?89:1? ?NIV?? Sola Fide.

You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:11

God blesses all of us with gifts and talents. Where do you see yourself prospering? We too many times think it's only money that we are to be generous with. Maybe it with your time of service. Look to encourage and inspire others through the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed you with.. Give and you shall receive (Luke 6:38). Soli Deo Gloria.


“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide.

You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:11

God blesses all of us with gifts and talents. Where do you see yourself prospering? We too many times think it's only money that we are to be generous with. Maybe it with your time of service. Look to encourage and inspire others through the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed you with.. Give and you shall receive (Luke 6:38). Soli Deo Gloria.


“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide.

“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,”

“he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 23:2,3NIV

Father God you are our Comforter, our Good and Faithful Shepherd. You breathe life of wisdom and love into us. You give us hope and encouragement in all we do. 

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide. 

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

John 14:2-3 NIV

To live your life for Jesus. To wake up every day to Jesus our Heavenly Father. Who loves us and desires us to sing praises, give thanksgiving, and pray to Him. “he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 23:3 NIV

To know it's not what I've done or what I can do, but it's His grace (Ephesians 2:8), His agape love that saved a wretch like you and me. To give those of us who believe in Jesus Christ our God the Father, our Savior we have a place of Eternity with Him. Solus Christus.

 “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.” Psalm 89:1 NIV Soli Deo Gloria.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

Psalm 23:1 NIV

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

Father God You are Omnipotent, Omniscient. There is no contradiction in Your Word. It is Truth! Solar Scriptura! Solus Christus!

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4 NIV

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

No matter what you're going through, Jesus loves you and is praying for you. He is also the good Shepherd comforting and protecting you from all evil. Trust and stand on His Holy Word. All His promises are yes and amen. Sola Scriptura. 

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Solus Christus.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Galatians 6:7-8 NIV

Father God, You are a good, faithful, righteous God. You know the desires of our heart. Psalm 37:4You are Omniscient and loving. 

As we read and abide in Your living Word Father, we begin to speak Your language, be transformed in Your likeness. 2 Corinthians 3:18 In doing so, we will look to honor and glorify You Father in all we do. You discipline Your children, because Your are a loving Faithful Father. May we come to You always with a humble-repentant heart. Soli Deo Gloria. 

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide.

“So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!””

Daniel 6:16 NIV The king, who did not serve our God, believed God would rescue Daniel. Do you have as much faith as a non-following king?

““I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian.”

Daniel 6:26-28 NIV Read all of Daniel 6

Father God, I pray we have a faithful-prayerful heart of Daniel. Always abiding in Your Holy Word. You are Omniscient and Omnipotent, You give wisdom and discernment. May our heart and mind be open to accepting Your Truth. We put all our trust in You, Lord our Redeemer and Salvation. May everyone see Your Majestic Glory and Power in our walk in You Jesus. Solus Christus.

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

Psalm 51:10-17 NIV

Father God we are nothing without You. You breathe life of hope and love into us. Your Word is alive active (Hebrews 4:12). We abide in You and Your living word. May we be salt and light to all (Matthew 5: 13-16). Hallelujah! Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus.

“but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

Hebrews 1:2-3 NIV

Your Word compliments You, Jesus. It illuminates You. The Holy Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12 -Sola Scriptura). 

We come with humble hearts, because we can do nothing in our own strength. Get rid of any pride that is keeping you from drawing near to God. Abba! Solus Christus!

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.” 

Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide 

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 19:14 NIV

Abba! Father God may we recognize how weak we are without You. You put a discernment in our heart knowing what is right and wrong. Father God, You are our Strength and Confidence, our Rock and Shield, our Salvation. “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Sola Fide.

"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Matthew 6:9

Our Father, listen to the sound of our Father. I pray you feel the closeness, the personal relationship a father and son/daughter have. The protection a father gives, the love one has for their child, the provision he supplies his family with. Abba! Daddy! Are you feeling this closeness, this love with God our Father-Jehovah. Jesus, You taught us how to pray. Over and over You called out saying, "Father" throughout Your Holy Word-Sola Scriptura. Brothers and sisters, I pray you find/have/grow in your everlasting relationship with God our Father, our Rock, our Salvation. Immerse yourself in Abba! Daddy! Our Father in heaven, Our Daddy in heaven, hallowed be thy Name-Abba! Daddy! “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV Solus Christus!

“At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.”

2 Timothy 4:16-17 NIV

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8

Father God, You love us and You pray for us. You give us a Spirit of power. In troubled times, You will speak for us. We stand on all Your promises. They are all yes and amen. Sola Scriptura. No matter how difficult the times are, The Lord our God will never leave you. My Rock and my Fortress.. Sola Fide.

“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

Psalm 89:1 NIV

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

Psalm 51:10-17 NIV

Father God we are nothing without You. You breathe life of hope and love into us. Your Word is alive active (Hebrews 4:12). We abide in You and Your living word. May we be salt and light to all (Matthew 5: 13-16). Hallelujah! Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:12-17

For shoes put on the peace. We all can relate to a nice comfortable pair of shoes. It can make the whole outfit. The posture and stability we have in our walk and stance.

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, God gives us a peace and comfort that is incomprehensible to the non-believer. Every day as you put on your shoes, thank the good Lord for all He has done for you and may God's peace be with you. Solus Christus.

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”

1 Peter 5:2-4 NIV

Jesus, You led by example, teaching us Your sheep how to live through Your living Word. Holy Spirit we need You to give us the wisdom and discernment throughout the day to be examples of You, Jesus. May we be salt and light, encouraging and inspiring hope and love to all, throughout the day for Your glory Father, not ours. May we have a servant heart for You Christ Jesus today and everyday, our rock and shield, our strength and confidence. Hallelujah! Solus Christus.

Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering..
GENESIS 22:2

The ultimate faith of Abraham to trust the Lord God of sacrificing his son Isaac. The endurance while he walked and climbed the mountain preparing to kill his son.

The submission of Isaac after realizing their is no animal, but him who will be sacrificed. Father give us the faith of Abraham, mature endured faith and trust, to believe and stand on Your Truth of everlasting life with You Jesus. Father may we be submissive to authority, and to You our author and salvation. We stand on Your promises-Solar Scriptura. We have faith in You Jesus-our God-Sola Fide, Solus Christus.. Have remarkable day trusting your faith in Christ to grow.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15 NIV

If we ask according to God's will. Do you know God's will for your life? God created you to have a personal relationship with Him. To praise and glorify Him. Are you living your life for Jesus or for self? Every day draw near to God reading His Holy Word. God loves you so much that He gave His only son to die for you and me.  John 3:16 That's true love-agape love-sacrificial love.

“He said to them, “When you pray, say: “?‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread.”

Luke 11:2-3 NIV Each day is a gift from God breathing new life into our lungs. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

Romans 8:26-27 NIV

Father God may we never think it's our words or our doing, but Yours. You are Omnipotent, you move the mountains. You are Omniscient, You know what to say to encourage, lift one up. Father God, You are the great I Am, the Holy of Holy, who intercedes, who loves us, who prays for us. May we pray on all occasions, giving  thanksgiving and praise (Ephesians 6:18). Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria. Sola Fide.

“Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.”

Psalm 119:142 NIV

“God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.”

Hebrews 6:18 NIV

"And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.”

1 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV

“And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”

Psalm 12:6 NIV

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”

John 17:17 NIV

Father God, Holy of Holy, Your words breathe life and wisdom. Give us ears to hear and eyes to see. You are the author of our salvation. Holy Spirit fill this atmosphere with your presence, You are welcome here. Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus.

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

1 Timothy 6:12-14 NIV

Father God, You breathe life into us. You give us a Spirit of power to fight the good fight according to Your will. We need You to be our encouragement and confidence, our strength and refuge, our rock and shield. You give us wisdom and discernment. We live for You, through You. We are merely vessels hoping to abide in You and Your will to do Your work. We glorify Your Holy Name-Jesus in getting ALL the credit. Your will be done. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria! Solus Christus! Sola Fide!

“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

Isaiah 44:3 NIV

Father God You are the hope and encouragement that is poured into us. We are dry rotted without You. Everything in this world is only temporary satisfaction. You Father are everlasting, a spring of living water. Church be refreshed and transformed by the Holy Spirit daily. Immerse yourself in the living word and hold onto every promise. They are all yes and amen. God is never changing, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13). Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus.

Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Colossians 2:6

Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Father God we come to You with humbling hearts. We need to trust You with all our hearts and all our strength. We can do nothing without You. You and Your Word give wisdom, hope and encouragement. Father we abide in You and Your Word. Reveal any pride in our hearts. Hallelujah! Solus Christus, Sola Scriptura.

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

Matthew 7:11 NIV

““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21 NIV

““Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 18:19 NIV

Do you see God as your Father who loves you more than anyone in this world, or someone so far away that He is too mighty and busy to listen to you. Jesus and the Father are One. One who wants to be in a personal relationship with us. Make every day, all day walking hand in hand with God Almighty, our Heavenly Faithful Trustworthy Father. Solus Christus. 

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”

1 Peter 5:2-4 NIV

Jesus, You led by example, teaching us Your sheep how to live through Your living Word. Holy Spirit we need You to give us the wisdom and discernment throughout the day to be examples of You, Jesus. May we be salt and light, encouraging and inspiring hope and love to all, throughout the day for Your glory Father, not ours. May we have a servant heart for Christ Jesus today and everyday, our rock and shield, our strength and confidence. Hallelujah! Solus Christus.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

Colossians 3:15 NIV

God knows what you want and He wants to give you the desires of your heart according to His will (psalm 37:4). If you are missing that peace in your life, I pray you draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8). It is about building an everlasting relationship with the Creator-The Great I Am-Jehovah-Jesus Christ. “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

Colossians 3:16 NIV Soli Deo Gloria.

Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

-JOHN 1:46

We can try to explain God's word-The Holy Bible, but what people want and are judging are your actions. We are to be light and salt to all, love one another. Once you start talking Jesus, the defense mechanism goes up. Pray: Holy Spirit, You are the light that shines in this dark world. Illuminate through us drawing others to You. You bring healing to the sick and strength to the weak. You are the calmness in the storm, You are the almighty, powerful I Am-Jehovah Jireh-my provider. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." 15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5

Scripture compares earthly life to "a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes" (James 4:14), but eternal life never ends. It's foolish to spend your life on a vapor when you can reap everlasting benefits by following God's will for your time here. Each day is an opportunity to choose.

May God's peace be with you to be a blessing to others today. Solus Christus!

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

Galatians 6:7 NIV

God knows everything, He is Omniscient-all knowing. Are you being honest with everything in your life? Are you trying to compromise-sugar coat things to justify your wrongs? If you are unhappy with any part of your life, most likely you haven't invited the great I Am in. 

I Am the True Vine

1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15

In Christ there is already victory (1Corinthians 15:57). Stomp on the devil and tell him he IS NOT welcome here. Soli Deo Gloria!

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.Hebrews 4:12-13

The Bible is God's written word. It can convict the sinner and be a sobering reminder to the believer. Are you running to or from the great I Am, the Holy of Holy? Immerse yourself in God's word. Learn to speak His language. Sola Scriptura!

All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:10
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”Colossians 4:2-6 NIV

36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me." 39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will." 40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 "Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." 42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot * pass away unless * I drink it, Your will be done."

Matthew 26. To die is to live, to loose is to gain, to be weak is to be strong. What is God calling you to do? Where to be? To do and be in God's will is winning, no matter the cost. Are you drawing near to God to hear His wisdom-truth-voice? The God almighty-The Great I Am has an inclined ear to your voice. He has heard and hears every prayer (psalm 116:2). Be an example of Jesus today and get away with Him, cry out Abba! Daddy! There is always victory in the will of God!

“Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

John 14:9-14 NIV

Father we come to You with repentant, humbled hearts. Your words give life and power. We lift You up in praise and glorify You in all we do. Soli Deo Gloria.

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
JAMES 1:20

Father God you are a holy God, a righteous God. It is You, the Holy Spirit living inside, controlling our temper and expressing Your love to all. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19 

Pray continually in the Spirit, relying on the Holy Spirit to bear much fruit from our tongue and our actions in Christ Jesus. Solus Christus.

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”

Colossians 1:17-18 NIV

Hallowed be thy Name! Omnipotent all powerful God. Omniscient all knowing God.  And in Him all things hold together. All things hold together in Him needs to be repeated. It is His breath living inside us giving us life. If you don't have the Holy Spirit living inside of you then you are missing out on His peace and so much more. God is the only reason that we get through each day. It is His saving grace that allows us another day to live. Soli Deo Gloria.

“He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.”

Exodus 35:35 NIV

Every good thing comes from God. You are filled with gifts and talents that the Lord wants exposed. Don't be scared! God wants to use you. He gave you a spirit of power not of fear.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

He is the living breath in my lungs. Apart from Him I am weak, wretched. I pray you seek the Lord with all your heart, all your mind, and all your strength. Abide in His living word. Immerse yourself in all His promises and may God's peace be evident in your life.

“Jesus replied: “?‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”

Matthew 22:37 NIV

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Psalm 100:1-5 NIV

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

““How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

2 Samuel 7:22 NIV

Hallowed be thy Name. You are the breath in our lungs. You are our strength and confidence, our rock and shield. God almighty, You feed us with Your wisdom and understanding. To live is to be in a growing loving relationship with You, Daddy. You are our everlasting hope and love. Without You there is no peace and comfort. You are salvation. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. Solus Christus! Soli Deo Gloria!

““Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37 NIV

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

James 5:16 NIV

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

John 15:13 NIV

When we confess our sins in the name of Jesus to our Heavenly Father and want to turn away from our sinful nature and walk in the arms of Christ, we are born a new life. Jesus our Friend, our Father remembers our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12).

Healing-forgiveness takes place when we nail it to the cross and give ourselves over to Jesus Christ our Savior. Instantly the Holy Spirit fills us with peace and comfort. I pray you have a relationship with Jesus Christ and recognize Him as God almighty who wants you to call out Abba! Daddy! Make it a great day in the arms of Christ. Solus Christus.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

Colossians 3:15 NIV

As a believer in Jesus Christ our almighty God and Father, we have the Holy Spirit living inside us. As we abide in Christ and His living word (The Bible) His peace lives inside us. 

Shalom aleikhem - His peace be upon you. Solus Christus.

“THE heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”

-PSALM 19:1

Father God Your majesty is all around us. Take the time out today and recognize all of God's beauty and whispers. I told a friend how much I love worshipping the Lord outside in the morning and he said, he loved listening to the birds singing praises to our God. Ever since that moment my ears have been more in tuned to God's voice. We are here to worship and praise our God almighty and share His love with everyone. To bring the Gospel to everyone. 

8Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mark 16

Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” and the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” MARK 10:51

What are you not asking God to do in your life?

““Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”

Mark 10:52 NIV

As we continue to read, we see the blind man believed in Jesus to heal. And then followed Jesus. Are you following Jesus or are you continuing to walk blindly through the day? Let's pray: Father God open our eyes to see your light and truth that You have  clearly written out for us. The Gospel breathes life to those who seek You and are chosen. Sola Scriptura.

Thank You Father God for allowing us to come to You throughout the day. We are blinded without You. Hallelujah! Solus Christus!

5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah. 7 Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.. 8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. 10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 11 For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12 And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant. Psalm 143

Make God's word personal; input names, events that are happening in your life. The scriptures are God's love letters to you and I. It pierces each one differently. Your Father wants to spend time in communion, in growing a relationship with you.

Are you too busy for the Lord? If so, you're denying yourself the blessing of an intimate relationship with Christ. When you make time for Him, He'll fill you with peace and joy, guide your decisions, grant you wisdom, empower you to obey, make you more productive, and comfort you with His love. May God's peace be with you. Solus Christus.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”

Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Do we realize how big our God is and how much He wants to do for us? No matter the valley or mountain that is in your way, Jesus wants you totally dependent on Him throughout the whole process and beyond. The fruit of the Spirit will start blooming in you as your walk with Christ becomes dependent on Him. Immeasurably more, meditate on that for awhile and sing praises to the Lord. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria!

“But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.””

John 6:20 NIV

When we keep our eyes and heart on Jesus, we don't get distracted by the crashing waves, the stormy winds, and the negativity in the world. Jesus is the calmness, the quietness, the peace that allows us to rest and restore our strength in His arms. Abide in Jesus Christ and His living word and the peace of God will live inside you to be a warrior, a conqueror in Christ Jesus. Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria. Father God You are my encourager, my oxygen that breathes life and hope in me. Amen! Thank you Jesus, Hallelujah!

A prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the Lord.

“Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.”

Psalm 102:1-2 NIV

Immerse yourself into God's living word, into His open arms. God is Omnipotent-all powerful, Omniscient-all knowing, God already knows what's on your heart. Cry out Abba! Daddy! Do not hold back, Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father is our salvation. Hallelujah! Soli Deo Gloria. Solus Christus. Read all of psalm 102:1-28.

Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt...EXODUS 3:10

““Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

John 9:3 NIV

What miracles does God want to perform in your life? Are you holding back because of fear? It is in our weaknesses when God's strength is revealed. God has given us a spirit of power, not of timid. Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you. The Lord my God is my confidence. As children of God, the King of kings, the almighty Creator of the heavens and earth has His Holy Spirit living inside us to do greater things than He. Christ has given us authority, His living word, the sword to fight back, take ownership over the what ever the devil is trying to steal from you. Immerse yourself in God's promises and know Omnipotent is never done with you. Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria.

Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt...EXODUS 3:10

““Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

John 9:3 NIV

What miracles does God want to perform in your life? Are you holding back because of fear? It is in our weaknesses when God's strength is revealed. God has given us a spirit of power, not of timid. Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you. The Lord my God is my confidence. As children of God, the King of kings, the almighty Creator of the heavens and earth has His Holy Spirit living inside us to do greater things than we can imagine. Christ has given us authority, His living word, the sword to fight back, take ownership over what ever the devil is trying to steal from you. Immerse yourself in God's promises and know Omnipotent is never done with you. Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33 NIV

If you're unhappy with your marriage, family, job, health, or anything, ask yourself, "is God first in my life?" You block time out to work, exercise, take your kids to their activities, or whatever else it might be. Are you blocking time out with God? God almighty-The Creator of the world wants a relationship with you, wants to spend time with you, give you all His blessings. My life was always structured around working out. It is now the last thing I think about. Ever since I devoted my life to Christ and blocked time out with my Father-the King of kings, the Creator of this universe, the oxygen in my lungs everything else has gotten better. I still struggle financially, still at times argue with my wife, have to discipline my children; BUT I am always at peace. I have The Living God living inside of me: my Comforter, strength, confidence, refuge, rock, shield, Healer, encourager, everything GOOD.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV

I pray your life is filled with God first, family second, and job third. And His peace will transcend your heart.

““I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—”

John 10:14 NIV

Father God you are the good Shepherd who restores our soul. We are lost without You. Our heart desires You. Don't let us go.

Pray: I want a heart to worship You Father and give you glory in all I do.  Give me ears to hear and eye to see for You are all around. It is your breath that gives life. Continue to encourage me to abide in You Father in all I do. Sola Scriptura. Solus  Christus

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another. ROMANS 14:19

Father God may we always stand bold on your living Truth, Sola Scriptura. You are the Spirit living inside your children that we need to be strengthened and led by You. Direct our paths so we can be godly examples of You, Jesus. May we not have to be asked, but lead in a Christlike manner. The devil is always looking to attack and we need to always be wearing the Full Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) running the race to win the prize for Your Kingdom (1 Corinthians 9:24).  Father God be our encouragement, our strength to lift others around us up in Your Holy Righteous Name Lord Jesus Christ. Solus Christus! Amen!

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you...-ROMANS 16:19

Father God you breathed/spoke life into existence. You are the life inside us that speaks encouragement into others. Pray: Father God may my words be Your words flowing out of my mouth to lift-encourage others up in Your Holy Name-Jesus. It is all for Your glory Jesus. Be an encouraging light of hope and love in Christ Jesus today. Solus Christus.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Galatians 5:13 NIV

We are all God's creation. 

When we don't put God first, we get deceived by the devil and follow man's opinion and not God's wisdom. Sola Scriptura.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chron. 7:14

“Jesus answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27

'"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;”

Psalm 33:12-13 NIV

With all that going on with the National Anthem I pray we listen to one another with God's ears, pray in the Holy Spirit and let His words be spoken.

Have a blessed day listening and having an encouraging word for your neighbor. Solus Christus.

“Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob, all the remnant of the people of Israel, you whom I have upheld since your birth, and have carried since you were born. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

Isaiah 46:3-4 NIV

Father God You have always been there to rescue us. Even in the days we were distant and lost, You always lead us back to safety. Father God You are the Holy Spirit living inside your children encouraging us, comforting us, and being our strength and refuge in times of trouble. May our desire to always walk with You, trusting Your rod and staff to always protect us. Let everyday be a day of worship and praise and giving thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior Jesus, our Heavenly Father who loves us and wants to have communion daily.. Hallowed be thy Name. Hallelujah! Solus Christus. Amen!

“and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.””

John 2:9-10 NIV

Father God You are the living water living inside us. You are always growing us into your image, your perfection. You are never done with us. Father God I pray we continue to desire to do Your will, abide in You and Your living word. Hallowed be thy Name. Solus Christus. Soli Deo Gloria

“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Psalm 61:2 NIV

Father God no matter how bad my struggles get I know You are always there. You here your children's cry. You have given us Your living testimonies. All your promises are yes and amen. No matter how difficult the fight is, I will always praise You and glorify Your Name, Jesus. Soli Deo Gloria! Hallowed be thy Name!

13 Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

Father God You are our strength and confidence. It is your breath in our lungs that gives us life of hope and courage. You have given your children a Spirit of power, not of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7

“Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today... ”
EXODUS 14:13 

I pray you hold onto the Lord's promises, they are all yes and amen. Sola Scriptura. Solus Christus.

Father I am desperate for You. I am lost without You.  You are my desire.

I thirst and hunger for You Jesus.

Romans 1:17 “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.””

Romans 1:17 NIV

Father thank You for the faith You put into my heart. Thank You Father for your wisdom. Sola Scriptura-by scripture alone, Sola Gratia-by grace alone, Sola Fide-by faith alone, Solus Christus-in Christ alone, Soli De Gloria-glory to God alone.

Father I pray for the lost. Help them find their way to You. Help them to believe and have in You the One and only true God.

““Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.””

John 4:19-26 NIV

God is alive on every page and in every word speaking His love to you (the Bible). Every day lift the Lord your God up in praises and thanksgiving. All His promises are yes and amen! “The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!”

Psalm 22:26 NIV

God calls us to faith. He comes and finds us, as we also draw near to seek Him. (Jeremiah 29.13) “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11.6) May God's peace, comfort, and strength empower you.

Jesus we glorify You. Hallelujah! You love us, You pray for us. Hallelujah! Holy Spirit pierce the heart of everyone reading this. You breathe life into us. Sola Scriptura-in scripture alone.

“After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world.. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.””

John 17:1-26 NIV

Continue to reread until you understand the love Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father has for us. Pray for Holy Spirit the words of life to speak to you with understanding. Solus Christus-Christ alone!

Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

-PSALM 90:1

Where do you live? What is your address? I am a child of God. My residence is in Christ alone-Solus Christus! Are you living-abiding in Christ everyday? Or are you just taking residence on Sunday, mornings, or when your feeling needy? Pray: Father God, You are my dwelling place, my abode, my refuge, my protector, my shield, my tent, my covering, my Jehovah Nissi-The Lord is my banner.

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.””

John 14:21 NIV

Think of the child never obeying his/her parents. Always in trouble in school. Being a class clown, cutting class, breaking curfew. What about the parent never disciplining the child, always working or going out never home for the child. As the child grows older the behavior doesn't change.

Are you any different than the child? I pray you are abiding in Christ, obeying your Father's command. We know this for sure, He disciplines! Because God is love. Just like a two year old can't handle a knife to cut their food, God knows what's good for you. Your Heavenly Father is a forgiving God and His grace is sufficient. Thank you Jesus!

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Galatians 1:10 NIV

Father God when we live to honor You Father, we will be good parents, good children, faithful workers. You command us to discipline our children, honor our father and mother, be submissive to authority. May no one or thing be an idol in our lives. No one comes before You Father. Pray: Father You are my desire, I'm lost without You. You are the breath that gives me life and hope. You are my strength and confidence, my rock and shield, my refuge, my ever present help in trouble. I submit to You Father, do what You want with me. I love you Daddy! Hallelujah! Amen!

The Blessings of Redemption

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1

To be the son/daughter of the Almighty God, King of kings, Lord of lords, the Creator of all, to be in His riches, an open bank account of blessings. No worrying! Everlasting life in His Kingdom! All Your promises Father are yes and amen! Father I pray for the unbeliever to believe, the doubter to have faith, the worrier to cast their burdens to You. God's word  gives life and hope, it is alive and active, free to all who want to receive. I pray for those who are children of God continue to receive all His blessings with thanksgiving and praise. And I pray for those who have not received the adoption, today be the day you call on the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father the Creator of all to fill you with the Holy Spirit confessing your sins believing in your heart God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thank you Father for breathing new life into us. You are the oxygen in our lungs. You bring love, hope, peace, comfort, and so much more. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

“But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.”

Galatians 3:22 NIV

“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”

Psalm 126:5 NIV

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

Psalm 119:165 NIV

God's Word is so powerful and penetrating Hebrews 4:12. All His promises are yes and amen! I think back to the filthy language that came out of my, the addiction to gambling, sexual thoughts, the anger, and my wife being addicted to smoking cigarettes, and once Omnipotent my Savior Jesus Christ came into my life He cleansed me white as snow Psalm 51:7. He remembers our sins no more Hebrews 8:12. Being a personal trainer and school teacher, my God has faithfully and continues to be my strength and refuge Psalm 46:10 I can go on forever, but praise God for the transformation and the work He continues to do. Always striving for perfection-Christlike knowing I can do nothing in my own strength. Hallelujah! May the peace of God transcend all understanding Philippians 4:7.

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

1 John 4:16 NIV

“He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:8-9 NIV

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Psalm 119:50 NIV

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Psalm 119:105 NIV

Your promises Father are all yes and amen!

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Romans 5:5 NIV

“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.””

Luke 3:21-22 NIV

Everyday we wake up to God's breath that gives us life to go forward. Make every morning a baptism, a honeymoon of waking up in the arms of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, our Daddy. First and foremost, prayer is our path to intimacy with God. There is no other way to deeply know God apart from the stillness of prayer (Psalm 46:10). Let the conversation begin with a voice of praise and thanksgiving and than ears to hear. Speak God's language (Bible) and may His everlasting Kingdom be on your fruitful lips throughout the day.

“Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.” At dusk they got up and went to the camp of the Arameans. When they reached the edge of the camp, no one was there, for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!” So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives. The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp, entered one of the tents and ate and drank. Then they took silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also. Then they said to each other, “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.””

2 Kings 7:3-9 NIV

Are you living your life in fear? Does your life have any meaning? Are you just going through the day without a heart beat? God is not done with you! He created you to do great things in the name of Jesus! Stop putting your dreams and goals aside! Submit to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and say, here I am Father, I submit to Your will, have Your way with me." And start running the race to win the prize  1 Corinthians 9:24.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.””

Luke 3:21-22 NIV

Everyday we wake up it's God's breath that gives us life to go forward. Make every morning a baptism, a honeymoon of waking up in the arms of Jesus, our Heavenly Father, our Daddy. First and foremost, prayer is our path to intimacy with God. There is no other way to deeply know God apart from the stillness of prayer (Psalm 46:10). Let the conversation begin a voice of praise and thanksgiving and ears to hear. Speak the God's language (Bible) and may His everlasting Kingdom be on your fruitful lips throughout the day.

“The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.”

Isaiah 50:4 NIV

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.””

Psalm 46:10 NIV

Are you making decisions without talking to God about them. He is Omnipotent-Omniscient. Don't be a fool! Pray on all occasions. Ephesians 6:18

I am driving home one day and Tonianne, my daughter calls me asking if a few friends can sleep over. I am a mile from my house, I tell her I'll call you back after I call mommy. Right when we hang up, I pray asking God for wisdom and for us to make the right decision. Immediately, good friend Tony calls and says he heard from his daughter there is going to be a party at the Magnelli's. My daughter planned on having only a few extra friends-guy friends which was not allowed. Word got out through school and of course my daughter being a beautiful freshman lol, they would have taken advantage of her.

God intervenes always at the right time. My daughter and I had a beautiful 5 hour trip alone to Buffalo. I didn't say a word for 60 minutes. She had no idea. I got home and told her, her friend had to leave and she was coming with me to Buffalo. Pray on all occasions and be still and wait on the Lord. He will be a lamp unto your feet Psalm 119:105

“Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.””

Exodus 4:10-12 NIV

As a child of God, we have the Holy Spirit dwelling-taking residence in each one of us waiting for our submission. God wants to use each one us to do extraordinary things in life. In our weaknesses and disabilities, His strength and abilities are revealed for His glory and righteousness. Submit to God and say here I am! You are the breath that gives me life. You are my strength and refuge; an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 I can do nothing without You. I submit to You Father. Holy Spirit You are alive and active inside of this vessel; have your way with me.

As Paul E. Miller teaches in his book A Praying Life, “You can’t get to know God on the fly. You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it.” 

I pray you have a deeper understanding that listening to God is, always, about getting to know our good Shepherd.

Tell the Father: Today, I’m going to seek You with all my heart, soul, and strength. I will begin now, with the real me, coming before the real You. I want to know and listen to You more and more each day. 

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”

Psalm 34:4-11 NIV

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.”

Genesis 2:7 NLT

The word for breath in Hebrew is ruach which also means Spirit, so man only becomes a "living being" when God gives him His Spirit. According to the psalms 150:6, "… everything that has breath praise the Lord" Holy Spirit we are lost-dead without You living inside us.

Pray: Holy Spirit control my every thought and action. Be my ears and tongue. For You are good and righteous and holy and I want to-need to submit to You Father in all I say and do today and forever. You are the ruach that gives me life. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!

“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Deuteronomy 4:29 NIV

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Matthew 6:6 NIV

God you Heavenly Father is waiting on you. Everyday we need to find alone time with our Father. Life gets busy and there are way too many distractions; but that is no excuse. You need to schedule a time and a place and have personal time with God EVERYDAY! I guarantee you if you wake up every morning an hour earlier for God you will reap the benefits. A friend challenged me over two years ago and I am challenging you now. You will find out; you want more than an hour. You will end up having more time in the day. God is your strength. Get personal and rely on the Holy Spirit for all.....

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

Ezekiel 36:25-27 NIV

Father God you are a loving, merciful, and forgiving God. May we never stop coming to you for cleansing. Continue to help us Holy Spirit to be more like you. Transform us into your image, your likeness. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Never stop submitting to God Almighty! Thank you Jesus!

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

God knew you before you were born. Jeremiah 1:5 Psalm 139:13

He is the Alpha and the Omega Revelation 22:13, so come as you are. Submit yourself, your time, and your schedule to Jehovah, your Heavenly Father. Come and sit in His arms, on the couch, or at the coffee table. Be real and lay it out for Him. Jesus already knows your most inner thoughts. Psalm 139:2

I pray your relationship with Jesus Christ is stronger than ever and more personal than with any human. Jesus loves you more than anyone ever could and will. He laid is life down for you and I 1John 3:16; so we can have everlasting life with Him our Savior and  Father.


“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Psalm 23:1-6 NIV

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Isaiah 54:10 NIV

Your hesed (love) is never failing. Father God continue to be my encouragement, my inspiration to persevere. You are my strength, my rock and shield, my Comforter in times of distress. I cling to You, Father. I draw near to You and You draw near to me. James 4:8. You are everlasting hesed!

“Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.”

1 Chronicles 16:8-9 NIV

If you never sang out loud to the Lord, do it now. Don't worry about how you sound or look. It's only you and God and He loves hearing His praises. Trust me I have the worst singing voices out there; but it's Mozart with Jesus. Sing psalm 87! And may your day be filled with happiness.


“How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob. Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.”

Colossians 3:22-25 NIV

Father God we submit to You, to be Your servant. Encourage us to look forward to the work day to be a sweet aroma to do your will. Help us to find joy-happiness in what we do. You are  our strength and confidence in our weaknesses, our rock and fortress. I pray they see You Jesus, our loving Savior in all we do. Make it a great day in serving our loving Master-Heavenly Father -Jesus Christ.

Father give us a Spirit of a servant.

“Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.””

Matthew 20:25-28 NIV

““But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?””

Luke 2:49 NLT

Father may we be about Your business, Your desires, Your will. We need to submit to You Father abiding to Your living word-the Truth-the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

Hebrews 12:1 NLT

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

Psalm 42:11 NIV

I look over my years and thank God for the troubled years with Him rather than the good years without Him. When God is living inside of you the peace that transcends is incompressible. 

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”

Psalm 84:10 NIV

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Romans 5:3-5 NIV

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.””

Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?””

Genesis 3:1 NIV

What was eve thinking? Be Eve for a moment. It is only you, your spouse, and God in this beautiful romantic garden. You get tricked by a stranger. You didn't trust and believe everything God and your spouse have told you? If you didn't trust them, the question is, was there even a relationship  amongst you? The question I have for you, are you listening to God or the serpent? Do you have a relationship with God?

I pray you do and recognize God's voice.

““Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”


Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

John 10:1-5, 7-11 NIV

“LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

Psalm 30:2 NIV

God is Jehovah Rapha, your healer. Have you asked Him to pour His healing into the most intimate areas of your heart?

Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

God loves you and wants the deepest personal relationship with you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

Summer is coming to an end. Has it been a time of planting or/and uprooting? We are imperfect and I pray everyday be a day of a seed planted; spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and a day of uprooting. Recognizing the sin/faults in your life and confessing them to Your Savior and God Jesus Christ. Wanting and looking to be transformed into His Righteousness-Holiness-Image 2 Corinthians 3:18. I pray you don't look back and say what if-if I only did this.

Pray: Father I want to abide in Your will, not mine. I want to be transformed into Your righteousness. I confess my wrongdoings/sins.......... Holy Spirit I need and want you living inside of me directing my paths, controlling my mind, and leading the way. This is the day, the time of activity under Your heavens led by You Jesus, my Father. Abba! Today I declare no one or anything will interfere in our relationship, Daddy.

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”

1 Peter 2:23-25 NIV

Thank You Jesus for following your Father's will, not yours; allowing your Father to defend you.

When life is beating you up are you attacking back in your own defense and strength or are you calling on the Most High Jesus Christ our Savior to fight back; to be your Defender, your Rock and Shield.

We need to be abiding in Christ, abiding in His commands, and His will for our lives. Let the Good Shepherd use His rod and staff to fight your battles. Psalm 23

I pray you Trust! "Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Don't rush your time praising the Most High. Reread His love, listen to His faithfulness, and sing His righteousness.

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.”

Psalm 63:1-11 NIV

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“The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 27:1 NIV

If we love the Lord our God, we need not to fear. God is love and love conquerors fear. We are conquerors and warriors in Christ Jesus. He has given us a Spirit of power. 2 Timothy 1:7 I pray you hold onto God's promises-Truth; do not listen to the devil, the father of lies. As believers, we are a child of God and we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. All things are possible with God. Don't ever forget it!

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT). Amen!

Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. John 4:35

Father God, You trust us with so much. May we take advantage of the fruits that have been planted before us. Give us ears to hear and eyes to see and to trust Your wisdom. 

We need to be planted in the word of God, church!

Worship God! Hallelujah and glory to the King of kings! Worthy is the Lamb!

8 "But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you. 10 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' 11 "Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. 12 "You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. 13 "For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.' Isaiah 41:8-13

After reading God's word, why should we ever fear if we are being faithful. We have two choices to walk with God or without Him. Obey God or disobey Him. Honor God or dishonor Him. I pray you have put all your trust in The Omnipotent - Omniscient - Savior who wants you to call Him Abba! Daddy!

The Bible tells us, "God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" (2 Tim. 1:7).

So let's be discipline in our spending time with our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

“While you were doing all these things, declares the LORD, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.”

Jeremiah 7:13 NIV

“But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.”

Jeremiah 7:24 NIV

“But they did not listen to me or pay attention. They were stiff-necked and did more evil than their ancestors.’”

Jeremiah 7:26 NIV

3 verses and we are only in one chapter and God needs to tell us 3 times to listen. God continually repeats Himself through scripture because He know how thick-headed, stubborn, and stupid we are. We have all these faithful promises throughout the Bible and we still struggle with it. Forget to pray, trust our own instincts, ask for other people's opinions, read horoscopes, seek out the rich and famous.

Pray: Father God I can do nothing of my own will successfully. At the time it might seem it but at some point it will crash and burn. I need to follow Your will. Give me the faith and hope to trust You Father. I humbly come to seek Your face, Your desires, and Your wisdom. God, You are love and love conquerors fear. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I need You Daddy living inside of me. I want to listen and obey You, Righteous One. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

“But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”

Luke 8:15 NIV

Luke 8:15 says, “The seeds that fell in good soil stand for those who hear the message and retain it in a good and obedient heart, and they persist until they bear fruit” (TEV).

Another translation of Luke 8:15 says, “They listen to God’s words and cling to them and steadily spread them to others who also soon believe” (LB).

God wants you to pass on to others what you learn. If you got a new better job, a raise, a new luxury/sports car, or you got engaged; how many people would you tell and would any of it change/save their lives. God saves lives; so hold onto the cure.

I pray you retain the word of God, are transformed in Christ, share the good news, obey His commands, and bear much fruit. Be a sweet aroma today in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah!

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”

1 Peter 2:23-25 NIV

Thank You Jesus for following your Father's will, not yours; allowing your Father to defend you.

When life is beating you up are you attacking back in your own defense and strength or are you calling on the Most High Jesus Christ our Savior to fight back; to be your Defender, your Rock and Shield.

We need to be abiding in Christ, abiding in His commands, and His will for our lives. Let the Good Shepherd use His rod and staff to fight your battles. Psalm 23

I pray you Trust! "Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

3 Indeed, none *of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who dealt treacherously without cause will be ashamed. 4 Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Psalm 25

God - Christianity is all about a relationship with Jesus. Relationships are about serving, honoring, abiding, edifying, loving, and thinking not about self. During difficult times we don't give up and quit as you see most of America. No! We hold onto to one another and with God - Jesus centered He takes us right through the storm. Giving us testimonies of His greatness, faithfulness, and love to give us hope through the next storm. As our relationship grows our faith grows. 24/7 should be about Jesus. Being fed (scriptures) throughout the day learning about The Savior-The Creator-The Potter of of our lives who loves you more than anyone ever will. 

Isaiah 45 

5 "I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; 6 That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other, 7 The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these. Omnipotent all powerful God may we never loose our faith in You. You give us a Spirit of power. May we stand bold on Your Holy Word. You are our confidence and strength. We are your vessel to be used for good and to glorify You in all we do. Abide in the Lord your God in all you do. Our God is a loving-faithful Father who disciplines and comforts to bear much fruit. Run to the Lord with all your mind, all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

Reaching Perfection
But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.Philippians 3:12

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6

The stress that people put themselves through chasing the mighty dollar, working overtime, not spending time with their family, living their lives through their children running from show case to show case seeking a D1 scholarship. Start seeking God first in all areas. Abide in Christ and His living word. Grow in Christ being more of Him and less of self. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 4:21 DEPEND ON CHRIST! This is what HE wants. Pray: Father God give me the patience and strength to trust You in all I do. You are my provider and my refuge. I am safe walking with You. I want to be more of You and nothing of me. I humbly come to You today have me and do with me as You wish, my loving Father. 

Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. Joshua 1:3
We already have victory in Christ Jesus our Savior. "This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 

As we abide in Christ and His every command following His will and not our selfish desires; being patient and still in His presence and not going ahead; what is there to fear? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 

Make it a great day in the name of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
II CORINTHIANS 3:16

I pray each day you read God's love and promises, you remove the veil from your heart inviting the Holy Spirit into your life; committed to the Holy - Righteous One - Jesus Christ. I pray you have humbly given your life to Christ and no longer live in the sin that has kept the veil over your heart. Jesus wants ALL of you.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Psalm 37

“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.” Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Psalm 96:1-13 NIV

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““Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18 NIV Repent! The Lord knows your deepest thoughts. We can't keep anything away from God. God is a loving, merciful, forgiving God.

“Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

Isaiah 55:7 NIV

Jesus loves you and I and wants us to be in a Full relationship with Him, holding nothing back and dependent on no one or nothing; but Him alone Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of all.


“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus for loving me and saving me from the pit I was in. Solo Christo

“When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.”

Proverbs 16:15 NIV

Father You give us life and hope. Meditate on His word with thanksgiving and praise. 

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:1-5 NIV 

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:1-2 NIV

“to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.”

Luke 1:74-75 NIV

As athletes we know not just to work on our strengths; but our weaknesses as well. It's not what we do on the field during practice time; but it's what we do off the field when there are no coaches around. To be a complete player, not just offensive or defensive, but an all around athlete with the mind of a coach on the field.

As a child of God, we have the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us to direct our paths and thoughts. God is holy and righteous and has made us to be holy and righteous through His son Jesus Christ. Make today and everyday a transformation day in Christ Jesus. God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 1 Corinthians 1:30

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”
??James? ?1:21? ?NIV??
We’ve all noticed that the quality of reception on a cell phone varies widely. The same is true with you. You must be positioned correctly in order to hear God speak.

Sometimes we never give God a chance to talk to us. We’ve made up our minds. We want to do what we want to do, not what God wants us to do. Our hearts are hardened, and we’re unwilling to listen.

But if you really want to hear from God — and what believer doesn’t? — you have to understand what is keeping you from hearing from God. There are three mental barriers that keep your mind closed to God’s message.

1. Pride. If you think you don’t need God in your life and want to handle things yourself, you’re probably not listening for God to speak. Pride keeps you from being open to the possibility that God might want to say something to you.

2. Fear. A lot of people can’t hear God speak because they’re afraid to hear God speak. Maybe you think that hearing God’s voice makes you some kind of religious fanatic.

3. Bitterness. When you hold on to hurt, resentment, or a grudge, then you’re not going to be able to hear God, because your heart is hardened. It has grown cold and made you defensive, even to God’s love.

Some of you have been hurt badly, whether it happened this week or years ago, and you’re still holding on to it. I want to tell you that you’ve got to let it go. Not for their sake, but for your sake. The resentment is killing you! Resentment is a self-inflicted wound that allows people from your past to continue to hurt you today. You need to let it go, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you need to get on with your life. (Hearing the voice of God, by Rick Warren)
“For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.” ??Psalm? ?149:4-5? ?NIV??
Humble yourself now, praise the good Lord and remove the veil from your heart! Rejoice! Hallelujah!

“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”

1 Peter 2:11-17 NIV

Jehovah Jireh-Almighty King-Creator of all- You are always in control. I pray we submit to You and Your commands. Submit to authority, abiding to Your every command. Holy Spirit guide our every thought and action giving us wisdom and understanding. May we bring You glory in all we do.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

I pray the Word of God is changing your life; transforming you in the image of Christ. Constantly praying for the Holy Spirit to be evident in your life. Without the Holy Spirit we are running on the treadmill going nowhere. May The Holy Spirit consume you - burn inside you as you read and meditate on the Good News of Jesus Christ our Living Water our Daily Bread.  “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”

Proverbs 18:20 NIV  Hallelujah!

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Revelation 3:20 NIV

When you struggle to get out of bed, worried or anxious about your next appointment, what will I say or do? Confused while you're driving, not sure what is next, or just aimlessly going through the day. Do you hear the knocking at the door? Jesus is saying, "here I am. Talk to me" (prayer is a conversation with God). I am the Good Shepherd, I am the Comforter, I am the Healer, I am the Confidence, I Am everything you need. I pray your life is filled and dependent on the Holy Spirit 24/7. Look to make it a habit of wanting to hear His knock, hear His voice, and always giving thanksgiving and praise to the One and only Lord and Savior of you and I. I Am! Hallelujah! I need You Jesus!

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. The LORD works out everything to its proper end

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Proverbs 16:3-4, 9 NIV

If God is for us, who can stand against us?

I'm sitting with daughter in the coaches office at The Ohio State University discussing the recruiting rules and I mention how there will be no pressure put on my daughter and how I'm not worried or stressed; even though many parents and children are through the recruiting process. Praise God for they saw the calmness in my voice and posture.

We trust our Lord and Savior and as long as we abide in Him, all things work out for the glory of God. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6


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 for them. (Romans 8:28). 


Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:17-19) 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. —

Ephesians 3:20

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 

9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9-11 

As I read God's promises I think about growing up with weaknesses and selfish desires - addictions. But now a child of God for the last 13 years relying on the Holy Spirit for all wisdom and understanding seeking His will and not mine; weaknesses have become a strength in Christ, addictions have become a thing of the past. We need to pray on all occasions 6:18 wanting to be transformed into His image 2 Corinthians 3:18, abiding in Christ John 15. I know and I pray you know; we can do NOTHING on our own. It is by the grace of God I am still alive and able to wake up every morning and send His daily bread. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, but now am found.... God is good and faithful all the time. All the time, God is good and faithful. Amen! Hallelujah! 

17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:17-21


He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15

I pray you truly want to live your life for Christ. Repent and give it ALL to Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Holy Spirit I need you living inside of me controlling my every thought and and action. I can do nothing on my own. I am weak and wretched. You Holy Spirit are my strength. I am a conqueror, a warrior in Christ Jesus. Devil you have been defeated. Hallelujah! Amen! 

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all. PHILIPPIANS 1:3-4

Let's thank our Heavenly Father for each one of our friends, close and a far, our family, and all the people that have encouraged, inspired, helped, and prayed for us to continue in life. Thank you Father God for each person that you have given me to bless me and help me grow and become the person I am today. You are a loving Father always blessing us. And may we bless You today by being a blessing to others. Let's not be a people that says they will pray for you and not;  but an actual praying church in the name of Jesus. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus. May the peace of God be with you today Church.

He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.

-LUKE 11:23
Can you imagine telling your spouse I'm only gonna be faithful 90% of the time. Everytime we go against God's word and follow man's that is exactly what we're doing, being unfaithful. The devil is the father of lies and is always attacking.The schemes of the Enemy have not changed since the Garden Genesis 2-3; He still whispers lies and twists truth to convince us that a) God cannot be trusted and b) His ways are not the best. In every temptation, there is a deception about the character and motive of God, plus an attractive promise of a better way. We need to always have The Full Armor of God on (Ephesians 6:10-18) fighting back with the Sword -the living word. 

Pray: Father God I need You the Holy Spirit living inside of me; giving me wisdom and understanding, a discerning heart to follow Your will, Your commands; not man's or my selfish desires. Control my every thought and actions; I wanna be faithful to You my Loving God - the Lord of my life - Jehovah Jireh my Provider - Abba! Thank Daddy for loving me and saving me. Amen! Hallelujah!

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NIV

Father God, your word is perfect and so powerful. Thank you for your love letter that penetrates the soul and easy for the mind to comprehend. LOVE! Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Father God help us to love with the capacity that You love us.

Ephesians 2:10: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." 

Before you and I existed God prepared our strategic plan. This lifetime plan outlines all the good works that we are to accomplish. Some include the things associated with our calling. Some are things that others see us do. Some are things we do behind the scenes. 

If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

My prayer is for you to pray on all occasions, trust in the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, and all your mind, and be filled and led by the Holy Spirit in all you do giving thanksgiving and praise. Amen!

Therefore to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.-JAMES 4:17

Are you living like a practical atheist—disregarding God’s commands and precepts, relying on your own wisdom, and refusing to hope in the goodness of God the Father? Or is your belief in God evident in your speech, your refusal to judge your brothers and sisters, and your surrender to God’s leading day by day? Faith without works is dead faith, James would say. Don’t let your life deny your belief in God. Omniscient knows your every thought. Have a joyful day in serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:8-9 NIV

81. Anchor yourself in My Word and be amazed at the change in you. Psalm 119:50

82. You are totally, unconditionally accepted by Me. With all your issues! Romans 15:7

83. Deciding which direction to go? I will most certainly help you choose wisely. Psalm 119:105

84. From the day you give yourself to Me until the day you finish this life - I’ll keep you. Blameless! 1 Corinthians 1:8-9

I pray God's word is a lamp to your feet And a light to your path. Psalm 119:105 Which promises do you need to hold onto right now? Abba!

"If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine." Matthew 10:37-38

What is Jesus asking for? 

How does loving Jesus affect loving the people in your life?

I got saved at the age of 35. In these past 12 years I have found the more I rely on Christ and put Him first in my life the more love I have for my children and my wife. Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 I love you, LORD, my strength. Psalm 18:1 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3 

Pray: Thank you Father God for loving me and help me to be Christlike and to love You with all my heart, all my mind, all my soul, and all my strength.  I love you Daddy. 

5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, 7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. 1 Timothy 1:5-7

Only with the Holy Spirit and through pray and the word of God can we follow our good conscience. The Holy Spirit gives us the discernment, the wisdom and understanding to make the right decision and not the feel good decision. We must be abiding in Christ and relying the word of God as our road map daily. It must be a 24/7 walk with Christ. Only in this way will we know the goal-right decision to make following His will, abiding in His every command, and trusting in the Holy Spirit. Seek the Lord with all your heart, all your mind, and all your soul, and pray continually on all occasions. Amen!

29 And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Matthew 14

When we focus on the problem and not in Jesus being in control; we sink. 

The Word of God assures us that our Father hears our cries and responds. In Psalm 3:4, for example, David wrote, “I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered from His holy mountain.” When we call aloud for help in Jesus’ name, we invite His power into the situation. Remember that there is strength in just speaking His name.

When we cry out to God, He may remove the problem immediately, yet we often have to wait for His perfect timing. Harsh circumstances might even be allowed to remain for His good purposes. But we can always count on His comfort and presence, which enable us to live with joy and hope.

I pray our immediate reaction to any struggle, circumstance, or hiccup life gives us we immediately turn to Jesus-Omnipotent all powerful God and not rely on our own strength. "Lord save me!"

“When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD —he is God! The LORD —he is God!””

1 Kings 18:39 NIV

Omnipotent all powerful Jehova -Creator - All Majestic we give You thanksgiving and praise on ALL OCCASIONS. You are the breath in our lungs the blood in our veins. We can do nothing without You. I pray we take nothing for granted and like Elijah put all our faith in You, Lord of lords and King of kings and may your heart be a flame of the power of God as that altar the fire from heaven dramatically revealed the power of God-the true God of the storm who responded to a humble servant praying for Him to be known. 1 Kings 18:38,39. I pray there are no baals, idols, lords, and/or gods in your life. Jesus is The Lord! - He is God! The Lord! He is God! Hallelujah! Amen!

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

“at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom. 5:6).

What void is in your life, only Jesus Christ can fill it with eternity. Everything else is temporary. Come as you are to the loving Almighty Heavenly Father Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace.

The  Lord  reigns, he is robed in majesty; the  Lord  is robed in majesty and armed with strength. 

Psalm 93:1

Psalm 93:4, “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” 

“God is always greater than all of our troubles.”

Psalm 93

 “The  Lord  reigns,” 

“Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity”  No matter how high the floods or waves, the Lord remains greater than them all.

 He is the Lord, “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20) for He is greater than all our troubles. 

No matter what situation you're in, call on The Most High Majesty Jesus Christ who will comfort you and give you peace in the middle of the storm.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

Malachi 3:10 NIV

Our God is so faithful and merciful. In Matthew 6 Jesus instructs us to give generously, pray, fast, and not to worry. My wife who is much more generous than I, had a difficult understanding of tithing. I told to trust God and Malachi 3:10 our money is one, don't worry. Thursday day in the mail we both received checks from our banks dating back to 2015. Her check was bigger than mine. I pray we all put our trust and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in EVERY area of our lives. I hear too many people say if I only had more money and/or our health is the most important thing. I tell you, Jesus is the most important Thing we need in this life. He will provide when you can't (Matthew 6:25-34) and He will be your Comforter giving you peace and strength when you don't have your health. Father God may we come to you for communion in love and fellowship and not for selfish agendas. May we have a generous heart of giving.

12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4

Father God, You know our every hidden thought. Give us The discernment, the wisdom and understanding as we read your living Truth. I pray we abide in You and Your commands. I pray we look to grow and rely on Your daily bread and not on this worlds wisdom, but in You Omniscient all knowing God. You are our Jehovah Jireh - our provider, providing us with all wisdom and understanding in the sword of life - Your living scriptures. May The Holy Spirit reveal God's love and grace for you; so you run to our loving Shepherd with a humbled heart. There is no escaping. I love you and Jesus loves you so much more.

Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth 

and made the heavens with your hands. 

They will perish, but you remain forever; 

they will wear out like old clothing. 

You will change them like a garment 

and discard them. 

But you are always the same; 

you will live forever. 

The children of your people 

will live in security. 

Their children's children 

will thrive in your presence. (Psalm 102:25-28) 

Your eternal word, O LORD, 

stands firm in heaven(Psalm 119:89) 

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1,2

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1,2 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; Genesis 1:26 Father God Your word is alive and active, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I pray you are running to and with Jesus our Lord Savior. May we always come with a humbled - repentant heart giving thanksgiving and praise on all occasions. God is always loving and forgiving; never changing and know our hearts. Make it a great day giving yourself to Christ Jesus.

“When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD —he is God! The LORD —he is God!””
??1 Kings? ?18:39? ?NIV??
Omnipotent all powerful Jehova -Creator - All Majestic we give You thanksgiving and praise on ALL OCCASIONS. You are the breath in our lungs the blood in our veins. We can do nothing without You. I pray we take nothing for granted and like Elijah put all our faith in You, Lord of lords and King of kings and may your heart be a flame of the power of God as that altar the fire from heaven dramatically revealed the power of God-the true God of the storm who responded to a humble servant praying for Him to be known. 1 Kings 18:38,39. I pray there are no baals, idols, lords, and/or gods in your life. The only Holy One Jesus Christ. Jesus is The Lord! - He is God! The Lord! He is God! Hallelujah! Amen!

Give Heed
1 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
Hebrews 2:1-3
Father God thank you for your living word. Your word gives life. Meditate on the living word day and night. If we neglect the living scriptures, we will be neglecting Christ. Omniscience all knowing and Omnipotent all powerful God has given us His love letters for education, exhortation, encouragement, and enabling people in righteous living. The whole Bible is God's final authority for life and ministry. If we don't take His teachings seriously, we will drift away from its Truth like a sailing vessel that has broken free of its moorings. Give more earnest heed. Christ loves you and He's not done with you.

2 Corinthians 11

23 Are they servants of Christ?-I speak as if insane -I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death. 24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine * * lashes.25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was ship wrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep.26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; 27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. 28 Apart from such external things, there is the daily * pressure on me of concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak without * my being weak? Who is led into sin without * my intense concern? 30 If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

Paul a faithful servant of Christ suffering and boasting of The Lord's faithfulness. In our sufferings is when we truly come to know God's love  and mercy. It's during these times we are humbled and realize how weak and pathetic we are. There are false pretenses that as Christians there are no struggles, life is just peachy. Christ suffered and died for you and I. I pray you don't rely on your own strength thinking it is you doing the achieving; but realize it is all God, our Maker/Creator who gives us the strength in all things to give Him all the glory and honor. In the next struggle look forward to God's glory being revealed. Thank you Jesus. 

Reaching Perfection

But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.Philippians 3:12
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6
The stress that people put themselves through chasing the mighty dollar, working overtime, not spending time with their family, living their lives through their children running from show case to show case seeking a D1 scholarship. Start seeking God first in all areas. Abide in Christ and His living word. Grow in Christ being more of Him and less of self. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 4:21 DEPEND ON CHRIST! This is what HE wants. Pray: Father God give me the patience and strength to trust You in all I do. You are my provider and my refuge. I am safe walking with You. I want to be more of You and nothing of me. I humbly come to You today have me and do with me as You wish, my loving Father.

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge.
Psalm 73:28
Are you feeling lonely-abandoned?
A time with God is an important moment when we engage the Almighty. God comes near to us as we draw near to Him in a mutual involvement (James 4:8). He has assured us, “I am with you always” (Matt. 28:20). Our heavenly Father is always waiting for us to come to Him, always ready to listen to us.

Romans 8:29

29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

One way we give God willing access to our lives is by obeying this mandate in Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..."

Thank you Father God for protecting me all my youthful days when I was so far from You. Always looking to human beings or personal development books for wisdom and direction. But Your grip was and is so strong, You let me suffer to learn and be disciplined through Your agape love always sparing my life until that day of Salvation drawing me to You with a humbled repentant heart. You never give up on your children. Your ways are higher than ours. We may stumble and fall; but You are right there picking us up. 

Father may we not be stubborn and impatient with Your will; but humbled and prayerful looking to You for all strength and guidance as You are our Comforter through times of distress.

Make it a transformation day in Christ through a prayerful-thanksgiving heart. 

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3 NIV

You don't like your results, check your commitment to the Lord. Jesus wants us to be totally dependent on Him in all we do. We are to glorify and honor our King in all we do, following His will for His Kingdom. We came into this world with nothing and we take nothing out of it. 1Timothy 6:7 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

2 How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, "Violence!" Yet You do not save. Habakkuk 1:2

God's hands are on everything and His ways are higher than our understanding. We as His children aren't supposed to have a pity party complaining and infecting others; but rejoicing in prayer and thanksgiving. Seeking and clinging to the Lord for direction and strength. Is it a season of pruning-growing in Christ? Is Jesus trying to get your attention through discipline? Be dependent on Me! The Savior-The Good Shepherd who wants to carry you through the valley. For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

“Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.””

Exodus 4:10-12 NIV

Are you doubting yourself and how God-Omnipotent wants to use you? Moses wasn't eloquent, and a perceived lack of skill left him feeling inadequate for the job--he was afraid trying to speak would make him stumble. God patiently reassured him of divine help in that task. The Lord often chooses unlikely people to carry out His plan because He looks at the heart, not human qualifications (1 Sam. 16:7). He can overcome all our inadequacies.

The other day visiting my mother in law (in a rehabilitation home), I met her new roommate Doris, a 90 year God fearing woman. She said to me, "I felt abandoned by God this morning, why am I still here? I want to be in Your Glory." She fought back at the devil with psalm 92:14 They will still bear fruit in old age, She than said God blessed her by sending me. Hallelujah! I encouraged her with love and the Holy Spirit gave all of us, my mother in law included an everlasting fellowship. Doris at 90 blessed me and my mother in law. An hour later I left my mother in law reading the psalms. God is your strength and confidence, your rock and shield. His word is the bread of life and destroys the enemy. Fight back with the word of God and know God wants to use you. Amen!

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

-JOHN 10:27

Father God our loving Shepherd may we have ears to hear. Your word is powerful, active, and alive. You have given us Your mighty and powerful Word filled with all wisdom. May we abide in You and Your every command. Holy Spirit I am dependent on You in all things my stronghold, my shield from all evil. You give us a discerning heart pulling us to You. 
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

Colossians 1:16 NIV

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the HolySpirit who was given to us. Romans 5

The other night as I sit at my mother-inlaw's bed side, complaining about pain in her leg, she says why is God letting all this happening to me? All I can is, "God loves you and wants you to be totally dependent on Him for everything. Do you want me to pray for you?" She hesitated. Finally she said yes. I didn't just pray for her healing and comfort. I prayed for her hope and faith in Jesus Christ our loving and faithful God whose grace is given freely. I was thinking of Matthew 9:5 Which is easier to say, Your sins are forgiven, or to say, "Get up and walk?" I pray a relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important relationship in your life. He is peace, comfort, and love. He is everything good and everlasting and satisfies every need. May God' peace and hope be with you in Christ Jesus.

23 Whatever * you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than * for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. Colossians 3 Remember the next time at your work place when you are tired of listening to your boss or other employees or even customers; we serve Christ our Maker. Anyone can work under perfect conditions; but Jesus has You and I in a specific place for a specific reason. As Jesus came for the sick (that's you and I), we also are to be light and salt and His medicine for others. So let's stop complaining and look to serve Christ and be His vessel so others can see God's love pouring out. May those He has chosen come to know Jesus today through our daily bread. Hallelujah!

3 Indeed, none *of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who dealt treacherously without cause will be ashamed. 4 Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Psalm 25

God - Christianity is all about a relationship with Jesus. Relationships are about serving, honoring, abiding, edifying, loving, and thinking not about self. During difficult times we don't give up and quit as you see most of America. No! We hold onto to one another and with God - Jesus centered He takes us right through the storm. Giving us testimonies of His greatness, faithfulness, and love to give us hope through the next storm. As our relationship grows our faith grows. 24/7 should be about Jesus. Being fed (scriptures) throughout the day learning about The Savior-The Creator-The Potter of of our lives who loves you more than anyone ever will. 

1 John 2:3-6New International Version (NIV)

Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers

3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

Jesus never said it would be easier.   The Lord Jesus made that clear when He said, as is recorded in John’s gospel, “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me” (15:4). I promise you this the comfort and peace you will feel abiding in Christ and His word will set you free as God the Holy Spirit lives inside of you as a child of God. I pray you choose to have a personal relationship with Christ accepting His every word and not choosing what you wanna believe for your convenience of your sinful nature. 

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Lord help me to look to You for my comfort in times of distress.

My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation.

-PSALM 62:1

I remember building the Amway business, my mentor would encourage we to ask a question and be quiet. We hate silence. I remember so many times on the phone one of us would say are you still there? That's when I knew I was getting better. I still need to work at it. 19 But he who restrains his lips is wise. (Proverbs 10:19) 13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him (Proverbs 18:13). Sit silently meditating on God's word. It's not about rushing through scripture and checking it off your to-do list. I used to hate driving distances. I love it now, when I'm alone. Lol. I leave an hour earlier and put my worship music on for as long as God wants me to and then put my bible on cd in and just listen to God's love pour out. 3,4,5 hour trips one way every week during lacrosse season. Make it a daily habit arise early: worship, pray, read scripture and listen.
My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation.

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.(Romans 10:1)

God, take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Circumcise their heart so that they love you (Deuteronomy 30:6)! Father, put your Spirit within them and cause them to walk in your statutes (Ezekiel 36:27). Grant them repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:25–26). Open their hearts so that they believe the gospel (Acts 16:14)!

I love you and pray you receive the Holy Spirit, His Word and for your relationship to grow in Christ Jesus like no other.  Abide in Christ and in His word - ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED 2Timothy 3:16 without error!

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:11-12 NIV

Father God, You have blessed us with gifts and talents and in so many ways. May we freely give generously to others honoring and glorifying You in all we do. I pray we are a walking testimony of Your love You so graciously give.

Joshua 1:9

…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

One of my favorite verses. I pray this for my children almost everyday. God gave us a spirit of power, not of fear. 2Timothy 1:7 God needs to be your confidence, your everything. Abide in Christ, grow in Christ, draw near to Christ and may God's peace be with you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. Joshua 1:7

Meditate on His good Word and make it personal to you.

“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 NIV

Thank you Father God for your mighty word of promises. Thank you for giving me a Spirit of power and strength and love. A faithfulness to honor You, to glorify You, to draw near to You in times of trouble. May I come seeking You Father with all my body and soul, ears to hear, patiently waiting on Your good works-blessings. You Father are my everything and I am nothing without You. Holy Spirit control every thought, action, and words from me. I want to be walking in Your Spirit. Hallelujah! Amen!

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.

-ROMANS 1:24

You only live once. It's no big deal. Have fun. How many times do we hear this. Than we complain when things are not going well with our finances, health, or relationships. When we don't follow God's will for our lives we will find disaster and disappointment. 
 I think about my past and how much anger and embarrassment I had appose to now living in a relationship with Christ and having peace and comfort through so many trials that life gives you. Father God reveal any sin in my life. Discipline me and may I always draw near to You. Seeking Your face and always being hopeful and staying faithful to You, my Shepherd, my Lord and Savior.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4

Paul in prison being content in Christ Jesus having peace and rejoicing in the Lord. Paul so busy with the ministry of Christ, he needed some time to rest and write these wonderful letters for you and I. Think about that being in prison. God's plan is so perfect and when we're in Christ we are in peace. Our struggles in life build our endurance in our faith. It allows us to minister and comfort others who are going through the same struggles we went through. If we would only run after Jesus like our first love every day. Remember those days, you couldn't get enough time with her or him. Or maybe it was your brand new car. The smell, the comfort of cruising around. Well God is so much,much more. We can't even comprehend His love and grace He has for us. A personal relationship with Christ gives us peace and comfort and joy in all circumstances. I pray you have His peace today and every day. 

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice, “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,”

Psalm 95:1-8 NIV

Meditate and sing to the Lord...

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”

Psalm 95:1-2 NIV

“Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.”

Galatians 6:13-18 NIV

What counts is the new creation. May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and Heavenly Father need to be our first love and commitment each day we live. When we keep our relationship with Christ first and center, the Holy Spirit will guide and lead us to do and say the right things. The devil is constantly attacking us in our marriages, at our work place, everywhere we go. But we have the Sword-His Holy Scriptures to fight him off. Keep God first and centered in all you do and watch the flowers grow in all areas of your life. Hallelujah! You Father receive all the praise and glory. May God's peace be with you in Christ our Lord and Savior....

2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 1 Peter 2: 

May we come to The Lord seeking for wisdom and understanding, totally dependent on Christ in all things, feasting on every Word-Scripture. As we continue to grow in Christ, He will continue digest what we need. His timing is perfect and His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. Continue to be a baby clinging to every word, seeking The Lord's face and every whisper. But also continue to grow in your meals and serving Christ. "Be strong and of good courage ; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4: 

What life are you living? For God or for self. Are you working towards retirement or to live out God's will? There is no retirement in the Bible. If you feel like you're in a rut, a rat race, on a treadmill going no where; take time this week with the Lord Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father and set some goals in all areas of your life. Know and learn your God given gifts. Ask the Lord to give you the desires of your heart according to His will. Psalm 37:4 Psalm 20:4 How may you be a pleasant aroma to others? Are a sweet aroma to God? As saints, as a child of God we need to be encouraging, inspiring reflecting the light of Christ to all. 

Don't tell me you can't do it! God has given us a spirit of power, not fear! We are conquerors-warriors in Christ. We already have victory in Christ. With God all things are possible. Not easy, but so worth it.  May The Holy Spirit convict you in your hope and faith in His Holy Word. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.””

Mark 4:35 NIV

“He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!””

Mark 4:40-41 NIV 

When you are in the eye of the storm, remember the same God that calms the storm is the same God causing the storm and taking you right through it. Don't run away, but to Jesus. He is in the boat with you. He gives you peace, comfort, and rest during these trying times. May your faith never waver but call out to The Almighty God: Have thine own way with me, Lord 

Thou art The Potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me. After thy will, while I am waiting, Yielded and still.

I thank you Jesus for all the storms, trials, and punishments. It was these times that drew me to You. To cleanse me, to mold me, to transform me into a personal relationship with You. I look forward to the storms ahead it's than I have no answers, no strength; but I cling to You my Everything. 

God, take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Circumcise their heart so that they love you (Deuteronomy 30:6)! Father, put your Spirit within them and cause them to walk in your statutes (Ezekiel 36:27). Grant them repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:25–26). Open their hearts so that they believe the gospel (Acts 16:14)!

“The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.””

John 10:17-18 NIV

Jesus loves you and I. He died for us to give us eternal life with Him the Father. I love how Jesus repeats himself so many times throughout  scripture. We are so dense. Just as we repeat our importance to others; Jesus does the same. Don't run from Jesus but to Him. His arms are open with agape love. His grace is sufficient for you and I. Everyday is a new life in Christ. Hallelujah!

Come to me, all you sinners who need a Savior. And I will forgive you and accept you and love you with all my heart forevermore. Hallelujah! Sing! Hallelujah..............

1 Corinthians 10 12 Therefore let him who think he stands take heed that he does not fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. We are all weak and the devil is always attacking. He is a liar making you prideful believing you can do it yourself-will power. Or telling you God wants you to be happy, go ahead pleasure yourself. He is the father of lies. Give it all to Jesus, our Lord and Savior the God of truth and love. He wants you to repent, open up your heart to Him. Call out Abba-Daddy I  need You. I am weak. You are my refuge, my rock and shield, my strength and confidence. Know your weaknesses and start shielding yourself from it never testing God, but trusting in His Faithfulness and Grace with prayer and thanksgiving all through the day. As a child of God, we are conquerors and warriors in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5 17 pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in ChristJesus.

You wanna hear God? You want God to draw near to you? May your relationship with Christ grow more than ever. Meditate on His love letters to you. Come to God like a child dependent on Him for all. 

““Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37 NIV

Father God thank you for cleansing me from all my dirty rags and remembering my sins no more. Hebrews 8:12 Just the other day I saw a Facebook video of two old acquaintances. One who I had much hatred for. I've prayed for him and his salvation within the last year. Always wondering how I would respond if I was ever to see him. After seeing the video of him and his best friend talking about the old times and having no shame; I was fueled with anger and hatred. Only with the power of the Holy Spirit can we forgive such hatred. Jesus on the cross: Forgive them Father for they don't know what they are doing Luke 23:34 and Stephen saying the same words while being stoned to death Acts 7:60.

Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"? Proverbs 20:9

We are all sinners and it's the grace of God, His blood that cleanses us and brings us to a new life-creation in Him. Father, it is Your Power that I need to forgive this person and to pray for him. May you all have a forgiven heart in the name of Jesus Christ. His Spirit heals and strengthens us in all weaknesses. 

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Psalm 16:11 NIV

Father God may we follow your will and not ours. You know what is best for us, Omniscient all knowing God. May we have the patience and strength, guided by Your Holy Spirit waiting to see the fruit from the seeds planted in your Holy righteous name. May we never look to receive the glory in victory. “Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”

Romans 5:11 It is Jesus Christ that receives all the glory and honor. Hallelujah!

6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting * Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only * there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! Galatians 10

The Word of God is truth that's living and able to penetrate human souls (Heb. 4:12). Consider how powerful Scripture is: it can change hearts, save lives from eternal condemnation, and give hope to the hopeless. The devil is always attacking and is the father of lies. Always be praying and walking in the Holy Spirit asking for wisdom and understanding. And may we always have a discerning heart lead by the Holy Spirit.

Pray: Father God-Most High thank You for the love I'm about to receive. Your word is nourishment to my bones. It gives me life and hope. Open my heart and mind to receive all of You with thanksgiving and praise. I love You Daddy and I look forward to receiving You. “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

1 Chronicles 16:8-11 NIV

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.””

1 Chronicles 16:34-36

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” Hallelujah!

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

Fix your eyes on Jesus; not man or any other idol. All the answers come from The Lord above all. All wisdom and understanding comes from God who wants you to draw near to Him. There are times He wants you to sit still and let Him be in control. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5

Thank you Father for giving us the Fruit of the spirit. May our actions and talk bear much fruit. One fruit, one Spirit with much love. We can do nothing without You. Brothers and sisters, when we are in the Spirit we reflect all the fruit is. It is one fruit with many seeds. Love-agape love endures all, over comes all, Jesus at the cross for you and I. We get it all. Meditate on God's word, It pierces the soul. We are never lacking in the Holy Spirit. Praise God!

““A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”

John 16:32

Jesus, Father of the Most High, Your agape love for us is uncomprehending. May we put our trust and hope in You, Jesus knowing we are never alone. The same Power that lifted You up is for each one of us chosen; who call out Abba-Daddy our Savior, our living hope in You Christ Jesus. We, Your sheep are only a whisper away. May we never run from You; knowing we can do all things in You-Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). May we always draw near to You (James 4:8).

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.””

John 12:32 Praise God. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace.

““Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32 NKJV

Jesus, You love us so much. Your forgiveness is everlasting. You remember our sins no more. May we obey your every word, give You thanksgiving and praise in all we do. Holy Spirit, You are welcome here, flood my heart with Your presence.

26 Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal." John 6

Father God may we come to You with humbling hearts, too commune with You to know You deeply. Your words give life. May we meditate on ever living truth, seeking to obey every command. You have given us the power of The Holy Spirit. With You all things are possible. Search my heart Father. Do I seek you for what You can do for me? Or what I can do for You? There are sick people out there dying with no peace. Present The Living Word, let The Holy Spirit take over and may the sick-dying receive Salvation, Peace in Christ JESUS who gives eternal life.

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

John 15:13 NKJV

Jesus calls you and I friend. The King of kings, The Lord of lords, God most High calls us friends. How many times do you and I or others say I would love to meet this actor, this athlete, go to this concert, this game, or this broadway show. The Creator of the Universe, The One who knew you and I before we were born loves us so much, He died for us so we can have eternal-everlasting life with Him. Jesus loves you so much, He is asking you to have His hand in marriage. What an honor. I pray we all realize how powerful and faithful His agape love is for us and we don't take It for granted. Spread good cheer Hosanna in the highest! We praise You! I am a child of God. He calls me friend. Jesus loves you more than anyone ever will. Do you know your Friend? Do your friends know your Friend?

DEPTH OF LOVE FOR US

While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

So we will see the depth of Christ’s love in relation to how undeserving are the objects of his love (Romans 5:6-8).

 And if we are rescued from eternal torment and given a place in the presence of God with fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore, we will know a depth of love that surpasses all others (1 John 3:1-3). So we will see the depth of Christ’s love by the greatness of the benefits we receive in being loved by him.

 So we will see the depth of Christ’s love for us in his freedom: “No one takes my life from me; I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:18).

To push this truth to the limit, let me quote for you a Psalm that the New Testament applies to Jesus (Hebrews 10:9). It refers to his coming into the world to offer himself as a sacrifice for sin: “I delight to do your will, O my God” (Psalm 40:8). The ultimate freedom is joy. He rejoiced to do his redeeming work for us. The physical pain of the cross did not become physical pleasure. But Jesus was sustained through it all by joy. He really, really wanted to save us. To gather for himself a happy, holy, praising people. He displayed his love like a husband yearning for a beloved bride (Ephesians 5:25-33).  

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

I John 3:1-3 NKJV

I am no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God. To be in a relationship with Jesus Christ is beyond words. Derek Jeter humbly says he wouldn't change his life with anyone. To be a Yankee. The career he had was amazing. We tend to look at athletes and make them idols and wish to be them. To have true success, freedom, to have true peace and comfort is be in Christ, a child of God. Everlasting life-love is found in Christ Jesus. I am no longer a salve to fear; I am a child of God.

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot *be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5

Thank you Jesus for your agape love, dying on the cross, sinless, for  my salvation. Jesus, You have given us a spirit of power, a light to shine to all. May the marriage you have with Jesus Christ be contagious to all. May we constantly look like we are on our honeymoon. Those of us who are married or been married remember those days. People need to be encouraged by kindness, peace, comfort, patience, self control in Christ Jesus. God's love must never be hidden. May we always be walking and talking in the Spirit; the light shining on the mountain top. May your honeymoon for Christ be refreshed everyday and expressed to the world without you having to say a word. Thank you Jesus, my Father, my Bride, may Your light shine through me.

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:14 NKJV

What's your goal? Is it to be Christlike? To follow God's will? Do you share the Gospel with others? Do you read the Gospel to be able to understand His love language? Do you know your gifts and talents to be of service to do His will?


“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:12-13 NKJV

Yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
-ACTS 10:28

I pray we see God's creation and we are not prejudiced in our thinking. May we love our neighbor, see those hurting around us and pour love into them. With the power of the Holy Spirit we can love and pray for those who have or are hurting us. Anyone can pray and help a friend. Let's be the Good Samaritan in Christ at work today, on line in the store, at the next sporting event, or wherever that enemy may be. Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law. Romans 13:8-10

“So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.”

Luke 4:28-30 NKJV

Father God you never said it would be easy following Your will. Jesus thank for demonstrating the faithfulness in following The will of God. You show us through the commitment and obedience in following the will of The Father we have the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the strength, the peace, the comfort, and even the escape to His Holy mountain. May you run the race for God's kingdom for His glory and honor and you will be rewarded in Heaven.

““Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32 NKJV

He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
-PSALM 62:6

No matter what circumstances you are going through, Jehovah Jireh will provide. Look forward to the blessings, not the difficulties of the present. God is bigger than any situation that arises. Our hope needs to be in Jesus Christ our Salvation. He gives us a spirit of power, not of fear. Hold onto to His promises and meditate on them throughout the day. Father God, You are my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. I have You the Holy Spirit living inside of me. I am here Lord do with me as You please.

8 The grasswithers, the flowerfades, But the wordof our God standsforever. Isaiah 40

Father God thank for your promises. Thank you for giving us a Spirit of power. No matter how difficult the situation may be; may we always come to you in prayer and thanksgiving. May we be used to serve and honor you. Our hope comes in our salvation in You, Jesus. Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. 

““Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV

Daddy thank you for your agape love. Learn God's love language for you and meditate is His word daily. Holy Spirit give me the understanding to Your words. Speak to me, I want to change my ways and to live and honor You in all I do.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 14 But a naturalman does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot* understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraisedby no one. 16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2

Father God thank you for  giving us the power of the Holy Spirit to speak and understand your love language. You give us what we need when we need it at the perfect time. Your ways and thoughts are higher than ours. Most Perfect, Omnipotent, Omniscience Loving Father continue to speak into our mind and heart as we continue to read and obey your commands and decrees with the help of the Holy Spirit our strength and discipline. We can do nothing without out You Jesus Christ. Help me to walk in Your Spirit daily all the days of my life. 

I pray God's word penetrates your soul and take everyone of His words personal. Make it personal! Jesus loves you and wants to use you for His Kingdom. May God's peace be with you.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 NKJV

Don't wait to clean yourself up. Come to the Father-Jesus now. God's peace is better than any luxury car in cruise control, better than sunny beach day with His waves crashing, better than any Sunday sleep with no one around, and more. His trust was verified after the crucifixion when God “raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:20-21). May God's peace be with you.

12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. 13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching. 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. 15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. 16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4 

Do you know your spiritual gift? Are you willing to share the Gospel with others? Jesus died on the cross for you and I. Your salvation and mine. Heaven or hell. He has given us a spirit of power and not of fear to share the Kingdom of God with others. Life is short and we are to make no excuses. Rely on the Holy Spirit to intercede for you in serving and praying for others to come to Salvation in Christ. Know your gifts and begin using them to serve others

25 And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26 And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" 27And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." 28 And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE." Luke 10

Father God, You are Love. You came in the name of Jesus to serve and not to be served. You are the perfect role model to follow. You have given us Your power The Holy Spirit to guide us in everything we do. May we always call out to You, Father Abba! Praying to show us and to be obedient in serving You-others throughout the day. We are so selfish and needy always in a rush to the next errand. Slow us down so we are coherent to the needs around us. Thank you Father God. May we have a servant heart, relying totally on You, in Christ today.

“Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2: Jesus thank you for your loving mercy and grace. May we all realize how sick and unhealthy we are without you Jesus. You our Savior, our Shepherd leading us, guiding us. May we come with humbled hearts relying on You for all strength and comfort and everlasting peace.

In 1 Corinthians 10:13 

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." 

There are three things we can learn from this passage. Number one, no temptation is unique to you. Number two, no temptation can overpower you. God will not let you be tempted to the point that you have to give in. 

And number three, every temptation comes with an escape route. God promises to provide you strength and He promises to provide you an exit.

We need to live in His word become totally dependent and obedient to the word of God. Holy Spirit I need You living inside of me, without You I can do nothing. May your marriage with Christ be your first priority in life and all else will fall in place according to His will for you. Thank you Jesus! Abba!

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 

Hebrews 11:1

5 months ago my daughter Isabella broke both bones in her forearm. She told my wife maybe this was a good thing, my hamstring can now rest and get better. Praise God. Well, she comes back with a completely healed hamstring and an ankle that no longer needs to be taped. Our God heals. Her goal was to make it to Nationals. She competes at regionals; falls on beam, her best event loosing .7 pts. The next event stick lands her vault and I hear the Holy Spirit whispering don't loose faith trust me. She ends up being a 2nd alternate to goto Nationals. Every day we prayed to stay hopeful in God answering her prayers to goto Nationals. Friday morning knowing that all other age groups alternates we're making it. We prayed again staying hopeful. After 2 pm Friday afternoon she got the call, "Your competing at Nationals." Praise God! Her last Doctors visit was Wednesday and he couldn't believe how well she healed. All things are possible with God. Please don't loose hope and never doubt His faithfulness. Jesus loves you and wants to use you. Have an amazing day in His loving grace.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

Father God thank you for your living word. May we obey your every command. May we abide in You, Jesus. Give us wisdom and understanding to follow Your will. May we have ears to hear. I pray as we read God's word and grow in our marriage with Christ; it is to serve and honor Him, to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. May our love and actions toward others demonstrate our love for Jesus Christ. I pray when others see us they see Jesus. Father God, You give us a spirit of power and not of fear. “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.”

Psalms 63:1 NKJV You are my salvation and I will seek You all the day I live.

6 When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him." 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 9 Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here." 1 Samuel 16

David: he was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Sam. 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God's purpose for your life is the surest path to success.


Our heavenly Father's purpose for our lives comes from His heart of love--which is perfect. None of us can foretell the great things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan completely. Surrender to Him today and say, "Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done."

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?””

Genesis 3:1 NKJV

“And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ””

Luke 4:3-4 NKJV

Thank you Jesus for teaching us and demonstrating your love for The Father. We are to obey and live by your truth-your living word. It is alive and active. You have given us the Sword of The Spirit to fight back with. We have victory over the devil. Holy Spirit empower me to walk in your path, following Your will. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see.

In Matthew 10:28, 32-33, Jesus told His followers: 

'Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.' 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) to fear is to have a sense of awe and utter respect for Him as the Holy One. His word is final! To live without Christ is is death. With God all things are possible even in the eye of the storm. 

Daily prayer: Father God fill me with your Holy Spirit giving me wisdom and understanding. I can do nothing without You. Direct my paths and thoughts. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see. Amen! 

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”

Mark 1:35 NKJV

O Jesus the Son of the most High. You love us so much. Teacher, You showed us how to pray and when to pray. May we spend alone time in prayer speaking and listening to You Father. Without You Holy Spirit living inside of us we are not capable of living righteous. Nothing is guaranteed except life in You Jesus. Make every day a prayerful day with God the Father - Jesus who loves you more than anyone ever can and will.

“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

John 14:17 NKJV

Father God you are Truth. Your living word-the Holy Bible has NO contradictions. The Old and The New lead to You Jesus Christ. God is all around us. He is Omnipotent all powerful. To doubt His word is to call Him a liar.

Daily Prayer: Holy Spirit reveal Yourself to me in reading Your word. Give me wisdom and understanding. Help me to obey your commands. I can not do it on my own. You are my strength and confidence. Give me little faith so than I can have faith like Abraham. (Read Genesis 12-22).

Luke 4: 18 "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORDIS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACHTHE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SETFREE * THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, 19 TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLEYEAR OF THE LORD." Thank you Father God for giving us your Son Jesus. Holy Spirit open our eyes to see your truth. Give us ears to hear your living testimony. We have freedom and hope in You Jesus. May we not just read your word, but obey it. You are the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through you, Jesus (John 14:6). May we give you all our worries and trust in You, our faithful God. 

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

James 4:1-10 NKJV

Holy Spirit give us ears to hear and wisdom and understanding to your Living Word. Holy Spirit may we come to You with a humble heart. Reveal any sin in my life that's holding me back from honoring and glorifying You. Reflect and reread God's love for you.

“Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.””

Acts 9:1-6 NKJV

Saul-Paul a persecutor, had a Holy Spirit moment and asked The Lord, "what do You want me to do?" Has the Holy Spirit been calling you? The God of forgiveness of ALL sins and of Love want to use you just like Paul (wrote the most books in The Bible). Holy Spirit may we have ears to hear Your calling for us.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV

Make it a transformation day in Christ, our Lord.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." 

When we stop the process of conforming and start the process of transforming, we will begin to look more like Jesus, and less like our culture. Then we will be in a spiritual position to "test and approve what God's will" is for us.

Jesus, our God wants a personal relationship PERSONAL relationship with you and I. Reading the gospel of John is a great way of knowing our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ who wants you to call Him Abba-Daddy.

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Matthew 16:25 NKJV

To walk with Christ, to give your life to Christ, to be cleansed from the blood of Christ. Is there sin in your life that is keeping you from walking hand in hand with Jesus Christ. I pray you have given your life to Christ and are willing to spread the good news, the Gospel-The Kingdom of God. When the Holy Spirit empowers you, God's peace and comfort and strength will be with you. Make today a committed day in matrimony in Christ.

Holy Spirit may we live according to your word. May we obey your every command. Seeking You day and night. To live a righteous life. To be successful is to live according to your Holy Word. The beginning of knowledge is to fear the Lord. (Proverbs 1:7) Proverbs the book of wisdom-God's wisdom not mans.

In Matthew 10:28, 32-33, Jesus told His followers: 

'Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.' 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) to fear is to have a sense of awe and utter respect for Him as the Holy One. His word is final! To live without Christ is is death. With God all things are possible even in the eye of the storm. 

Daily prayer: Father God fill me with your Holy Spirit giving me wisdom and understanding. I can do nothing without You. Direct my paths and thoughts. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see. Amen! 

Proverbs 2:

Moral Benefits of Wisdom

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORDand find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, 13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. 16Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. 18 Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

“and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,”

Colossians 3:10 NKJV

Are there things about yourself you do not like? Do you want to be transformed - Christlike.

By faith, loving Father, I ask You to take over every part of my life—draw me closer to Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””

John 16:33 NKJV

The next time you enter a storm; remember as a believer in Jesus Christ, the God and Savior of His chosen people will give you the peace, comfort, and strength you need to get through it. We have already won as children of Christ. Embrace the trials and tribulations with prayer and praise to God Almighty - Omnipotent all powerful God and look forward to the blessings.

“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

John 15:14-16 NKJV

To be a friend of God almighty, to be His chosen child, to be able ask of anything in His holy name. I pray you and I don't take our marriage with Jesus lightly. We are to obey His every word. God is not a liar He is Truth and He is the living word. If you are unhappy where your marriage is with Christ, call out to the living God Jesus and pour out your heart and may you be filled with the Holy Spirit who will give you wisdom and understanding, strength, peace and comfort, joy and everlasting agape love.

“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

II Corinthians 12:8-10 NKJV

Paul refers to a thorn in his side to be pulled out. We don't know what this thorn is. What is your thorn? Your pain - weakness that you haven't given to the Lord. His strength is made perfect in your weakness. I don't know about you; but I rather have the power of Christ working for me than relying on my own strength no matter how good I might think I am. Because every good thing is from Above. Your gifts and talents are from The Lord and when we realize that He will make all things work out for His glory. Put all your trust and faith into The Lord Jesus Christ our Savior and Omnipotent all powerful God!

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:5 NKJV

Thank you Father God for Your Holy Spirit, the love and hope that lives inside of me. Without You Holy Spirit, I am selfish and dirty with only temporary pleasures that become sickening. Father God, You are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Prayer: Holy Spirit I love you, I need you living inside of me. I am only righteous with Your power. I can not go on any further without You. Come into my life right now with a song of praise and thanks. Thank you Jesus for your agape love that I look forward to sharing with others today. Amen!

Holy Spirit reveal to me Your truth. Open my my mind and heart in receiving Your word. Give me the understanding as I read Your perfect word.

““I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.”

John 15:1-17 NKJV

Abide- comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to 

I pray you want to be in marriage with the Almighty Father - King of kings Jesus Christ. I spent a whole month in John 15 when I was saved. The best marriage - relationship - friend you will ever have is Jesus. So make today an abiding day.

But I will sing of thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalms 59:16 ASV

I pray you believe in The Almighty God our Savior Jesus Christ as your strength and your refuge. I pray it's not just about receiving certain scriptures that make you feel good. I pray it's about coming into marriage - a personal relationship abiding in His Holy Word empowered by His Spirit to walk in unity with Christ. To live is Christ, to die is gain (Philippians 1:21) this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus Christ. Literally humble yourself and sing the psalm out loud in celebrating Jesus who loves you more than anyone ever can and will. 

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)

How satisfying You are to me Lord. May we except all of Your words, not just what appeals to us. You are the light to darkness. May we be transformed by You. Your scriptures breathe life into us. Prayer: Holy Spirit open my eyes to see; give me ears to hear; fill me with wisdom and understanding of Your love language. Thank you Father God in your Holy name Jesus.

Proverbs 4

20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who findthem And health to all their body.23 Watch over your heart with alldiligence, For from it flow the springs of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And putdevious speech far from you. 25Let your eyes look directly aheadAnd let your gaze be fixed straightin front of you. 26 Watch the pathof your feet And all your ways will be established. 27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

God's word is alive and active giving us wisdom and knowledge. These are words that we would pray for our children to grow up and follow. May we who have children or not; follow and obey the Word of God. Always looking to the Scriptures for His wisdom and not mans. Father, You have given us the ways to live, a road map to follow, how to become successful in our relationships and in life. To seek You first, Your Kingdom. Prayer: Holy Spirit empower me, guide me to follow your ways, not mine or others; drawing me closer to You. Give me the strength and patience to get through today. I want to walk in Your Spirit with Your boldness and courage. You are my confidence and shield. I will not waver. You have given me ears to ears and eyes to see. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

“He asked them, “When you put your faith in Jesus, were you given the Holy Spirit?” “No!” they answered. “We have never even heard of the Holy Spirit.””

Acts 19:2 Holy Spirit, You are the power that we need to consume us; to live inside us so we can be transformed-born again. If we want to change our sinful nature and be obedient to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we need to give Him our heart and soul, body and mind and ASK to filled with the power of The Holy Spirit to wanna love and glorify and come into a personal loving romancing relationship with Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father - Bridegroom. An everlasting transformation with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.) being a sweet aroma to all. There are too many unshowered believers walking around. Prayer: Father God, consume me, shower me with Your Holy Spirit so I can be an attractive scent glorifying and honoring You in all I do. Bearing fruit that others want and to draw all to You our loving Savior. Amen!

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

–HEBREWS 11:1

I thank God for the faith He has installed in my heart since I was a child. My whole childhood I was always told from family members and friends of my parents how much they were praying for me. As a parent now and a believer in Jesus Christ with two daughters, I don't just pray but I live inside His word. The Bible is full promises and love letters to give you the faith and hope to get up each day and continue to run the race for the God's glory. Doctors told my parents at the age of 4  I  would be a vegetable. They didn't know my God. Give The Lord a shout of praise and may your faith grow with a God where nothing is to big and nothing is to small. 

“I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20-21 

“we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.”

Romans 8:26

“Christ gives me the strength to face anything.”

Philippians 4:13

Every day we need to pray to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Without its power we will not be able to fulfill the will of God. Prayer:

Holy Spirit consume me with your fire. Control my thoughts and actions. I look forward to serving You today; being a conqueror, being strong and courageous; because I have You the Holy Spirit in me.

49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."Luke 24

We thank you Father for clear decisive instructions. Without your power of the Holy Spirit we are doomed.If we think we can survive on our own; we are playing Russian roulette. May God's power, the Holy Spirit inspire you, encourage you to have the boldness to stand firm on the word of God. Make it a daily habit reading the Holy Scriptures obeying His Word to understand and be filled with God's wisdom. Prayer: Father I want to be empowered by your Holy Spirit to draw closer to You to seek Your Kingdom Your will and not for my selfish needs.

1 I will bless the LORD at alltimes; His praise shall continuallybe in my mouth. 2 My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice. 3O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34 It is so easy to praise the Lord when everything is going well; but how about during troubled times. David sang this during a night of adversity. May God always be in your thoughts. I pray we are all looking to grow as a Christian. Not for  an emotional high - feel good Friday; but to serve, honor, and praise the King of kings and Lord of lords. To bring others to know and come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Every day we should be dedicating time with our Maker, our First Love Jesus Christ. Don't waste anymore time away from the One who truly loves you more than anyone can and ever will. Prayer: Holy Spirit come into my life so I can worship, praise you, love you the way You -  Jesus loves me. 

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”

Ezekiel 36:25-27 NKJV

This should be the heart of every believer. To be clean and to have God living inside of you. Are you willing to walk in His statutes, keep His judgements, obey His living Word (The Holy Bible) to be righteous in The name of Jesus. Evil contradicts who God is and if we are to be in the presence of His righteousness we need to repent of our sins and ask for forgiveness. I pray the Holy Spirit convicts us all of our sins and may we be washed clean and be filled with the Power of The Holy Spirit. As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive. We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive.

I pray you never doubt The Power of The Holy Spirit. He is alive and lives inside of me. Thank You Jesus for your agape love, mercy and grace. Amen!

“He asked them, “When you put your faith in Jesus, were you given the Holy Spirit?” “No!” they answered. “We have never even heard of the Holy Spirit.””

Acts 19:2 Holy Spirit, You are the power that we need to consume us; to live inside us so we can be transformed-born again. If we want to change our sinful nature and be obedient to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we need to give Him our heart and soul, body and mind and ASK to filled with the power of The Holy Spirit to wanna love and glorify and come into a personal loving romancing relationship with Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father - Bridegroom. An everlasting transformation with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.) being a sweet aroma to all. There are too many unshowered believers walking around. Prayer: Father God, consume me, shower me with Your Holy Spirit so I can be an attractive scent glorifying and honoring You in all I do. Bearing fruit that others want and to draw all to You our loving Savior. Amen!


Isaiah 33:21 says, “The Lord in majesty will be for us!”
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Do we truly comprehend that the Creator of this world is for you and me. We grow up searching for friends-love ones who will stand by our side-have our backs and all the while God says, here I Am. I hope you get it. It doesn't matter what you are going through; The all powerful Omnipotent God of this universe, The King of kings and Lord of lords is for you and no one can stand against you. There is nothing better than waking up every morning in the presence of God, my Maker and Best Friend. Give the Lord a shout of praise! Hallelujah! Amen!
I pray you have welcomed Jesus Christ into your heart and into your home. Holy Spirit you are welcome here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere; oh Your presence Lord.....

Nahum 1:7 says:

'The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.'

I think back to the time I was suspended from work and loosing my father in law; my family and I prayed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit filled us with peace, comfort, and strength. Our God is not a liar, so read The Bible and put your faith and trust into all His promises and God's peace will be with you.

1This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2How long, O LORD, must I call for help?

But you do not listen!

“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,

but you do not come to save.

3Must I forever see these evil deeds?

Why must I watch all this misery?

Wherever I look,

I see destruction and violence.

I am surrounded by people

who love to argue and fight.

4The law has become paralyzed,

and there is no justice in the courts.

The wicked far outnumber the righteous,

so that justice has become perverted.

The LORD’s Reply

5The LORD replied,

God Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth listens to His children and replies. How awesome is our God that He is is willing to listen to our troubles. Are you confident in knowing  God hears the believers out cry and works out all things for His glory. Do you have the patience to be disciplined? Do you believe the the Word of God is alive and active and is used for teaching and rebuking? 2 Timothy 3:16 May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit to hear the word of God and be transformed in His likeness.

“Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.””

John 3:5-8 NKJV

God almighty - Creator of the heavens and earth, how can we doubt your living word? There is so much science can't explain, but You have given us every Truth. Your hand is everywhere. You can take our breath at any moment. Your word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). Holy Spirit may Your word give life to every  reader. Knowing there is only life through Jesus Christ. May we not pick and choose of our convenience what to believe to satisfy the flesh. But come to obedience of your living word. Make today a new beginning of hope in Jesus Christ.

““Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 10:34-39 NKJV Read this a few times, it doesn't sound to comforting. But when we put Jesus first in our lives, obeying His word and the will for our lives; we will be a better husband/wife, father/mother, son/ daughter. The Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Put your relationship with Jesus Christ first and watch the fruit of The Holy Spirit make you an attractive sweet smelling aroma.

God, you stretched out the heavens like a tent (Psalm 104:2).
You make the clouds your chariot(Psalm 104:3).
You put the mountains in their place(Psalm 104:5).
You poured the oceans, and drew its shoreline (Psalm 104:6, 9).
You dug out every valley (Psalm 104:8).
How big is our God? Just some scripture to reflect His greatness. But His greatest act is His love for us; His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross for you and I. The hands of Jehovah God-Omnipotent all powerful God, are all around us; may we be given thanksgiving and praise all the days of our life.

34 "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of MyFather, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and youclothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' 37"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feedYou, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 'And when did we see You astranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 'When did we see Yousick, or in prison, and come to You?'

40 "The King will answer and say to them,'Truly I say to you, to the extent * that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' Matthew 25:34-40. Father God we can be so impatient and selfish; we don't recognize others around us. You have called us to serve. May we trust The Holy Spirit in giving us the strength, confidence, and wisdom in doing the will of God. Pray for the needs and serving of others and watch how God works in your life. May we look to serve and not be served. Make it a day of giving in Christ.

“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV

He gives power to the weak. Do you trust God Almighty the Creator of the heavens and earth-Jesus Christ our Savior? When we give our life to Christ; we realize how weak and filthy we were. The Holy Spirit comes into our lives releases our chains of burdens and gives us new life. We become totally dependent on Jesus our Rock and Shield.

Prayer: Jesus I need You in my life. Cleanse me of the pride I've been holding onto. I give You all of me, every area of my life: my job, my marriage, my .......... empower me with your Holy Spirit to follow Your will, Your plans for my life in serving You Jesus.

Jesus loves you so much and wants all of you: body, mind, and soul at the altar with Him.

34 Jesus said to them, "My foodis to do the will of Him who sentMe and to accomplish His work.35 "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comesthe harvest '? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. 36 "Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; sothat he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37"For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and anotherreaps.' 38 "I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor." John 4:34-38  I think of all the people God put/used in my life to help me become the man I am today. People who kept me from doing steroids, encouraged me to the professions I have today, my parents who raised, and most important all the seeds planted in my life that led me to my salvation. What seeds are you planting? Are you encouraging/inspiring people to wanna know Jesus? Heaven or hell? How awesome will it be when you're in Heaven and someone you don't even recognize says thank you for showing me Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our hope and salvation our cure to death; don't keep Him to yourself. Start planting and watering and watch others reap what you're about to sow.

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

II Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV

We are to be a sweet aroma of love attractive to be around, the hope of drawing others to Christ.  Holy Spirit you are welcome here; flood our hearts with your fragrance of love and peace, patience and kindness. 

What sense of smell are you giving off to others? Are you someone others enjoy to be around? May you be a sweet smelling aroma; attractive to others.

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

Psalms 139:13-14 NKJV

May every day be a day of thanksgiving and praise to our almighty Creator. Living to praise our almighty King. May we spend time singing praise to God our Father worshipping His Holy name Jesus our  Savior, who breathes life into us. Thank you Jesus. When you don't know what to say, just say Thank you Jesus. There is power in the name of Jesus.

“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.””

John 7:37-38 NKJV

Jesus, You are the only way. We can do nothing in our strength. May we cry out to You, Holy Spirit empower us with your strength and wisdom. May your light shine through us reflecting your love and may we be a sweet aroma attracting others to You.

…all this abundance that we have provided to build Thee a house for Thy holy name, it is from Thy hand, and all is Thine. 

–I CHRONICLES 29:16

Jireh our Provider, every good thing comes from You. May we bless You by blessing others today. May we have loyal hearts to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, Your statutes to do all things in Christ. May we not be selfish in our giving; but give generously of the gifts and talents you have blessed us with. 

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.”

Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

Holy Spirit empower us with your wisdom and might. We are so limited in our own strength and knowledge. Every day we need to call out to the Holy Spirit for empowerment, direction, and wisdom. You have given us a spirit of power and not of timid.

Recognize and repent of any doubt or fear you may have allowed to creep into your thoughts.

Next, ask the Lord Jesus Christ to make you alert to opportunities around you to become a channel of hope and supernatural help to those around you who are suffering.

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 

–JOHN 15:22

God almighty you have given us the Truth and the Light - Jesus Christ who is the only way to eternal life. We have the Holy Book of righteousness to lead us and show us how to live. Holy Spirit may we not reject You. May we be empowered by You reflecting love to all. So many know the truth, but enjoy living in their sin. We never know the last breath we'll take. May it be filled with You Holy Spirit and May each believer  walk a righteous life to bring hope and salvation to all. There is power in the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit You are welcome here, fill this atmosphere with your Holy presence.

God desires that everyone come to a saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9). To that end, He has granted each person the right to decide whether or not to follow in obedience. However, those who reject the Savior are forewarned that they have settled for condemnation. As believers in Christ may we filled with the Holy Spirit be a walking light of Christ. As we love others, may unbelievers be drawn to the love and faithfulness of Christ our Savior. Father God your word is so powerful; 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4 Holy Spirit I pray each and every person reading your word has given themselves to You. If not I pray for your power to convict them and bring them to salvation now in the name of Jesus! Amen! The lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29 God's peace be with you.

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

II Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV

We are to be a sweet aroma of love attractive to be around, the hope of drawing others to Christ.  Holy Spirit you are welcome here; flood our hearts with your fragrance of love and peace, patience and kindness.

Romans 15:13 

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I believe and know the only way our faith will grow is reading His love letters/Bible every day. When we read God speaks to us. Sometimes we don't understand, but as we continue to read - seek - learn  and grow; The Lord will reveal more to us. During that time we build endurance, patience, confidence and strength in Christ. Growth is a process of trials and failures and when we continue to give it all to Christ we will witness His works. I pray you spend time with your Heavenly Father/Creator. 

Hebrews 11:6

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Are we seeking our Heavenly Father? Or is He just a god/someone we come to when it's convenient and when we need or hope for something. He says who sincerely seek Him, sincerely seek Him. Can you remember the days of seeking your spouse/girlfriend or boyfriend, a job or even a new car? How much more is our Creator/Heavenly Father to you. Father may we come to you with all our heart, all our mind, and all our body. Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. Thank you for your patience and your agape love. May today be a day of pleasing our good and faithful Father.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2 NIV

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

2 Timothy 1:7

When we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, our lives change comprehensively. We will win any battle against sin with the power of the Holy Spirit. We can solve any problem by the help of the Holy Spirit. Best of all, we can have a most intimate relationship with our God. If you want to live this kind of fascinating life, all you need to do is invite the Holy Spirit in and let Him have control. You will then enjoy a life of fullness with the Holy Spirit.

“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.””

Matthew 26:39 NIV

Jesus-God feeling anxiety and fearful for his life went right down to his knees in prayer. Loving Shepherd you died for us. You followed the will of the Father knowing the brutal crucifixion you were going to face. You came to show us how to live and You died for us. You gave us a tutorial/The Bible. What cup/mountain is in your life that you can't remove? Get down on your knees like Jesus and pray in The Holy Spirit and have that His will be done.

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

One of my favorite verses. May your faith not waver. Dive into God's promises for you. Please trust me from a man who grew up never reading or writing and one who worked extremely hard to become the the best athlete ever. Their needs to be a hunger and I thank God for the hunger to be with Christ. Baseball was an idol for me and I thank God He removed it from my life. Devote yourself to Christ. Be that tree planted in the word of God. With roots spread out wanting more.

See all the good God has done and is doing in your life and may your confidence be in Christ. Jesus loves you.

“Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.””

Luke 18:27 NIV

What is preventing you from taking that step forward? What is your road block? What is holding you back? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 This is a command from God to Joshua. God is still commanding us today. God-Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 The only way to have this faith and confidence is to communicate with our Heavenly, Almighty Father. May you live in His word-The Holy Bible. Pray for The Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind and soul to The Living Breath of Life. Holy Spirit give me ears to hear and eyes to see. For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Hebrews 4:12 ASV

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.”

Psalm 100:1 NIV

Father God may we have a song on our heart for you. Joy comes in the morning; Your faithfulness in the evening. Our rock and shield, our strength and confidence, our protector and Jireh provider, El Shalom peace and  Comforter, Jehovah Rapha you are our healer.

Make today and every morning a song of praise to our El Shaddai - Lord God Almighty.

“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”

Colossians 1:10-12 NKJV Walking with and pleasing (obeying), increasing in knowledge (read scripture daily), patience and long suffering with joy.

Receive the deposit of Spirit-power God has for you today. Open your heart and let him fill you with dynamite that will flatten the works of the enemy! 

Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in meditating on His wonderful works. Let your mind see what the Spirit is saying. Pray for Spirit–led visions of His power at work in you and through you.

Locate any blockages in your life where the enemy is resisting God’s work, and let the explosive power of the Holy Spirit blow up the blockades! Listen as the Spirit leads you to pray, and say what He is saying.

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV

There is power in the name Jesus. He has given us a spirit of power, not of fear. Satan is always looking to attack, but we as children of God have the authority over Satan. Put him at your feet and stomp ever negative thought and evil he puts in your mind. There is power in the name of Jesus. And if you haven't recognized Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior God our Father. May today you stomp the devil or lead someone to salvation. Jesus I believe you died for my sins, I confess my sins to You. I believe with my heart and confess with my tongue Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. There is power in the name of Jesus. Thank you Heavenly for your love, mercy, and grace. Empower me with your Holy Spirit.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”

Colossians 4:2 NKJV

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”

Ephesians 6:18 NKJV

“And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”

Acts 4:31 NKJV

Over and over we are taught the importance of prayer. It is not only in time of convenience and when you need something. Perseverance and supplication - are we humbling ourselves to the Lord of lords, King of kings, God almighty, the Creator of the heavens and earth. Let's Dive into the scriptures and pray that God reveals His truth to us. May a moment never go by without thanksgiving and praise to the Almighty King.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalms 27:1 NKJV

When you get knocked down and feel like there is no hope, get up! Believers in Christ are a child of God. We are conquerors! I can do all things in Christ. In God's will there is victory. We have a spirit of power, not of fear. The Lord is my strength, my rock, my stronghold. May you hold on to God's word and get up every time you get knocked down. Give a shout to the Lord!

Isaiah 40:

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.

29He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

30Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

31but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,


they will walk and not be faint.


You want to soar on wings like eagles? You want to run and not grow weary when you think your exhausted? You want to walk and not be faint when you think you have nothing left in the tank? Put your hope in the Lord. Spend every morning and or evening with your Heavenly Father. Plan it out. When your are persistent in your prayers and God starts answering them; you will build faith. The less time you have ; the more time you give to the Lord. He gives strength to the weary and increases power of the weak. Start now! 

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.””

Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV

I pray you take the time to meditate in psalm 91. May The Holy Spirit empower and speak to your heart. May you cry out with a humble repentant heart; drawing near to God.  May you have ears to hear as The God of Salvation calls out to you. Jesus loves you and wants all of you.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

–JEREMIAH 29:11

Father God may we spend the time in prayer listening to You, Your will for us individually. Your ways are perfect and heavenly rewarded. No matter how difficult it is; put your trust and hope in Christ. Look forward to the Victory. He has already won. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid: for Jehovah, even Jehovah, is my strength and song; and he is become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:2 ASV Never forget Who is your strength and your salvation. There is power in the name of Jesus. Keep a record of all He has done and is doing for you faith to to grow. Thank you Jesus!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Matthew 6:34 NKJV

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 11:28-29 NKJV

“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 NKJV

God's promises for you to let go of any anxiety or/and worries.  God is not a liar; He is all truth and love. Do not let Satan deceive you. He is the master of conning. The lower you feel, the higher you lift God. Our Redeemer lives! Jesus loves you and wants to take care of you, all of you. Meditate on these verses daily lifting up the name of Jesus.

16 “For hGod so loved ithe world,9 jthat he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not kperish but have eternal life. John 3:16 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 Thank you Jesus for your loving mercy and grace. You bared all our sins, crucified for our transgressions. Your loving mercy endures forever. You make it so easy for us to come to salvation. Yet to many are lost. I look at my stubborn heart for over 30 years; the pride that kept me from humbling myself to cry out to You. I pray for those who are distant from you and who have walked away; may there hearts be humbled to call out you. May those who are saved be a walking bright light of love reflecting You. May the brokenhearted be drawn to you. All things are possible with God. Matthew 19:26 I pray we dedicate ourselves to Christ everyday, knowing He is the breath in our lungs that can be taken away at any moment. And may we continue to pray for others who are living in sin, distant from Christ. Pray for 3 people daily who are missing that personal relationship with Christ and if it is you; may today be the day of salvation - a new beginning - becoming a child of God - your name written in the book of life (Revelation 20:15). Thank You Jesus, the light and resurrection. 

“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert.

Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.””

Acts 8:26, 29 NKJV

“While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you.”

Acts 10:19 NKJV

“As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.””

Acts 13:2 NKJV

“When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ””

Acts 21:11 NKJV

Are we living for God's will or our own. God's will never fails. May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit as you read and to obey God's word. May you humble yourself to be lead by Christ in His strength and not your own. You will fail on your own, you will break down and be worn out. The apostles needed to be lead by The Holy Spirit and so do we. May today be a day filled with The Holy Spirit leading others to Christ.

49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Luke 24

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Romans 8:26 NKJV

As Christians we are giving the gift of the Holy Spirit to live out godly lives. It is impossible without Holy Spirit to fulfill God's will in our lives. Each day we need to call out and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit to walk in His strength; filled with His wisdom. Without the Holy Spirit we will be the little engine saying I think I can and will end up flat on our face. We've all been there exhausted looking for the next vacation and then needing one from that one. Not enough weekends to refuel the tank. The only way to walk the godly life is in the power of the Holy Spirit.

“while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.””

1 Kings 19:4 NIV

Elijah, a man of God with the word of The Lord in his mouth, wanted to die. I pray we learn from Elijah. 1 He prayed. Went right to God. 2 He confessed to the Lord. Your Father wants to hear from you. I am guilty myself. I analyze: God already knows my heart and my thoughts. I can just think them through. I'm comfortable in my chair. I don't have to get on my knees. May we humble ourselves and cry out to our Savior from our knees and trust God will provide. It might not be right away, but God knows best. Trust His timing as you build strength, confidence, and patience. Have an amazing day talking to your Daddy. Jesus loves and wants to hear your words.

'For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.'  Jeremiah 

Are you discouraged today? Perhaps you are facing a serious sickness or a death in the family. Think on this passage of Scripture and let your heart be lifted to God and be encouraged. Pray! Look for me wholeheartedly (read His promises-scriptures). And continue to pray.

“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall”

Isaiah 25:4 NIV

Think about all those times you avoided injury, humiliation, trouble, or any disaster. God always had His on you. God wants to be your refuge, your shelter, your shade, and more. May The Holy Spirit live inside of you being your strength and shield, your peace and comfort.

You see, ultimate peace is not the absence of storms, but inner peace amidst the storms. And man never finds lasting inner peace until he finds peace with God. When you find peace with God, you begin to experience peace within yourself.

Have you found that peace? I hope that you will. It begins with knowing Christ as Lord.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,”

Hebrews 6:19 NIV

May our hope always be in you Jesus, our faithful and loving Father. The same yesterday, today, and forever. Your word is never changing. No matter what trials you may be going through, give it all to Jesus, He will give you patience, comfort, and strength. May your faith and hope grow in Christ, who gives us everlasting life.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NIV This is a popular verse that I'm sure you all know and have received it many times. Are you continually praying? Are you continually believing? When you have received it is all your thanks going to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It's never luck doing anything it's The Lord our God with His hands on it. And all those times you didn't receive what you thought you wanted and realized you were better off not receiving; did The Lord our God receive your praises and thanks. Jesus may we realize we need to call and rely on You 24/7. Continue to pray on all occasions in the Spirit. Ephesians 6:18

““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”Matthew 7:7 NIVMay we seek the will of God, obeying His every command. Holy Spirit may we continue to seek and knock, knowing and having faith of your perfect timing. May we obey your commands and trust You with all our heart, mind, and soul. Give us ears to hear.

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
??John? ?15:7? ?NIV??
Asking usually isn't the problem, remain is. Remain in me and my words remain in you. Are we looking to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior or He just a fling? Can you imagine getting married and not living together and if you travel for business never calling and than arriving home one day expecting dinner on the table of your desired meal. Well, Jesus wants us home, wants the phone calls so He can give us the desired meal that will give us everlasting comfort and peace. May His word remain with you today. “I establish my covenant with you:
??Genesis? ?9:11? ?NIV??

50because they all saw him and were terrified.Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don?t be afraid.”51Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. Mark 6 What is your storm? What's distracting you from staying on task, keeping you focused on the will of God? Reach out your hand and let The Lord your God pick you up out of the stormy waters and carry you into His place of comfort. Take courage and don't be afraid! Omnipotent all powerful God is with you.

““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7 NIV

May we seek the will of God, obeying His every command. Holy Spirit may we continue to seek and knock, knowing and having faith of your perfect timing. May we obey your commands and trust You with all our heart, mind, and soul. Give us ears to hear.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:11-13 NIV

May we look to our Heavenly Father/our Provider for all needs. Everything is a gift from above and is temporary. May we look to live out the will of God, dependent on Christ in all things. Our Comforter and strength is where we will have peace and contentment.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
??Colossians? ?3:16? ?NIV??
“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.”
??Isaiah? ?12:5? ?NIV??
“I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
??Psalm? ?9:2? ?NIV??
What song is in your heart today? Sing it out loud to the Lord.
Bring your difficult situations to the Lord and praise Him for what He is doing in the middle of those circumstances. Sing over those situations, proclaiming the goodness of God and His promises to you.
Sing a new song of praise from your heart, especially when you least feel like praising.

"Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?" Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40)
Holy Spirit it is impossible without you to love you with all our heart, our mind, and soul. You have simplified your love letter to us and we still mess up. Thank you for your loving grace. We need church to pray on ALL occasions in thanksgiving and praise and take nothing for granted.

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
??1 Samuel? ?1:27? ?NIV??
Father God I thank you for putting prayerful people in my life who loved me enough to call out to You to pray for me. My whole childhood all I heard from friends and relatives is how we were and are always praying for you. Holy Spirit give me - us a prayerful heart to pray for others. We can do nothing without You, Jesus our Strength and Shield. Who is in need of prayer right now that you can reach out to? May your day be filled with God's comfort and peace.


““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
??John? ?15:5? ?NIV??
One of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I thank God when I came into a personal relationship with Christ, a brethren gave me a study guide on John 15. If you are unfamiliar with this chapter read it every day for a month. Holy Spirit direct the paths and thoughts of each one reading this today. Jesus you are our everything, without you we can do nothing. You give us breath and life. May we abide in You, obey Your commands, follow Your will. Jesus your Heavenly Father loves you more than body can ever love you. Never stop calling out Abba! Daddy! Holy Spirit have all me!


“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
??Psalm? ?34:18? ?NIV??
Thank you Daddy for loving us and never giving up on us. May we always call out to You with a repentant heart knowing your arms are open to hold us. We are a puzzle with thousands of pieces all over the place and you know exactly where each piece belongs and when to put it together. Your timing is perfect. May we have never take our eyes off you. Holy Spirit give us ears to hear and eyes to see.

“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”
??Deuteronomy? ?8:11-14? ?NIV??
What is your Egypt? It might not be herds and flocks, but cars and vacations. I pray you and I never forget The Lord our God who died for you and I. We are to give sincere thanks and praise throughout the day. At any moment He can take our breath away. May we not forget our Creator-Maker wants a personal relationship with us and doesn't just want requests but thanks and ears to hear His love letters that He has written to us. Make it a great day giving to The Father and then listen to His beautiful words of wisdom.

"Beware that in your plenty, you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands..." Deuteronomy 8:11
When things are going great and there seems to be no worries continue to pray in thanksgiving and praise to our Lord and God almighty. Every day needs to be a continuous day of thanksgiving and praise, relying on The Holy Spirit for strength and guidance in ALL we do.

“As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”” Luke 17:12-13 NIV I pray nothing is holding you back from calling out to Jesus, Father, I need you, help me, I'm lost, confused, hurting. Just like the ten men were healed, Jesus wants to heal you. Holy Spirit! My Comforter! May God's peace be with you today.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;” Psalm 121:1-3 NIV I want to tell you that the Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest Friend who has ever lived, has been with me in my darkest times. Today He says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you ... I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10). Jesus Christ has never let me down. He is more than my Helper; He is my Protector, my Strength and Shield. He is the one who looks after my wife and children when I am not home. I know that they are safe because He stations His angels around our home. I want to encourage you today to start concentrating on what Jesus says about you and not on what is going on in a world gone mad. Let’s pray and refocus. I am so excited to be alive, because the best is yet to come—the Master is coming in all His glory. So take heart, be of good cheer, because the Lord has promised never to abandon us.


“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.”
??Ezra? ?3:11? ?NIV??
May your day start with praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Call out Abba Daddy being your rock and strength from morning to evening. Be that loving bride living and dressing for The Bridegroom Christ in all you do today. May you prosper and bear much fruit glorifying Christ in all you do. Jesus loves you so much.

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
??2 Corinthians? ?10:4-5? ?NIV??
Every day is a battle, so put on the full armor of God (read Ephesians 6:10-18). God has given you the sword - The Holy Spirit - The Word - The Truth to fight any evil that comes your way. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ??Psalm? ?119:11? ?NIV?? I hold onto to this scripture Psalm 119: 9-11. I had my children and I memorize it when they were 5 and 10. Yes, I was a baby on milk on fire for Christ and I was taught by my pastor to memorize this with my children. I pray when you are in battle, you use The Word of God, It's alive and active. Hebrews 4:12

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
??Acts? ?4:13? ?NIV??
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God?s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
??1 Peter? ?2:9? ?NIV??
Jehovah-God-Creator of the Heavens and earth-Our Maker-Jesus chose you and I, ordinary people like the apostles, so let's not waste our gifts and talents from our Maker, who loves us and wants us to bear good fruit and be prosperous in all we do in Christ. Holy Spirit lead us, guide us into being light to others. You have given us strength and power and to courageous in all we do. Make it a prosperous day in Christ.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
??John? ?15:16? ?NIV??
Daddy thank you for loving us and having mercy on us. We didn't and don't deserve you, but you loved us and you chose us to live for you. To praise you and honor you in all we do. As your bride I pray everyday to be our wedding day, pure with romance only for You with a singing, joyful heart that knows nothing but to love and honor you, our King - Lord and Savior protecting us from all evil.

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”
-Matthew 27:50-52a NIV Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. You have given us a direct path to You, The Almighty, Saving God. Torn top to bottom, which no man can do. Let no person or thing come between you and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Yahweh, I Am Who loves you and is more faithful than any human being can ever be. May we always come to the Father with a repentant heart and always given praise and thanksgiving.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
??Colossians? ?4:2? ?NIV??

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
??2 Corinthians? ?10:4-5? ?NIV??
Every day is a battle, so put on the full armor of God (read Ephesians 6:10-18). God has given you the sword - The Holy Spirit - The Word - The Truth to fight any evil that comes your way. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ??Psalm? ?119:11? ?NIV?? I hold onto to this scripture Psalm 119: 9-11. I had my children and I memorize it when they were 5 and 10. Yes, I was a baby on milk on fire for Christ and I was taught by my pastor to memorize this with my children. I pray when you are in battle, you use The Word of God, It's alive and active. Hebrews 4:12

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Proverbs 4:23 NIV
God's word is so powerful and active. This is why we must make it a daily habit to read His Truth. Holy Spirit control our thoughts and tongue.
You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. Psalm 119:73
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
??1 Peter? ?5:10? ?NIV?? May your day be filled with praise and thanksgiving to our awesome God filled with the Holy Spirit leading you through the battles of life.

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
??John? ?3:17? ?NIV
God is love. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much. I pray we are always humbled to come to the Father with a repentant heart. What loving father would ignore his child? When we come into a personal relationship with Christ, our Lord and Savior we are than a child of God. No longer orphans. How comforting is that. Everyday is Christmas, sharing Christ with others.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah? ?41:10? ?NIV
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hold onto His truth and may His peace and comfort be with you today and forever.

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Luke? ?6:45 NIV
May we be full of the Holy Spirit, relying on The Holy Spirit speaking Truth and love with encouraging and uplifting words to lead friends, family, and enemies to know Christ. Your words can make a difference in ones life. Holy Spirit I give you control of my tongue and my thoughts, may I see Emmanuel in all.

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Isaiah? ?41:13? ?NIV
There will be bad days ahead. Some of of us might be going through one right now. Know as a child of God, a believer in Christ as Lord and Savior, He is holding your hand right now; so do not fear. God - Omnipotent all powerful God is with you. May this be scripture that is written on your heart. Abba!

“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
??Acts? ?2:38? ?
“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
??Acts? ?2:21? ?NIV??
“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’”
??Acts? ?2:28? ?NIV??
Father God you make it so easy, yet so many are lost. You're never changing and always faithful. May we always come with a repentant heart. To grow in a romancing relationship with You. Holy Spirit have all of me guide my every step and thought in serving you sharing the love of Jesus to all.

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
??Psalm? ?34:4? ?NIV Father God you created us to be in a personal relationship with You. We cry out Abba! To be a believer, a child of God, to seek you Father in all we do. Your loving mercy and grace, so faithful, you sent us a Comforter to comfort us in our fears. Thank you Holy Spirit. Have all of me.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
??Psalm? ?55:22? ?NIV??
We are conquerors in Christ!

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My power works best in weakness. My daughter, Isabella tells my wife and I she is going to compete in her gymnastics meet at end of January, 9 weeks after breaking both her bones in her forearm. We immediately said that's to soon. She said Craig, her coach said she'll be back right away. Thank God my wife and I said that's awesome for you to believe that. I realized in a short moment, we almost crushed her dreams. How many of us are discouraged and give up hope because of what someone says and it's usually someone close to us. And how many of of us are influenced, inspired, encouraged because of a coach, parent, teacher, or friend. God has giving us a Book of promises, love letters, inspiring and encouraging events. And we try to rationalize things. Be a Joseph, a David, a Daniel, an Isabella dream big and hold on to God's promises and watch Him be glorified in your weaknesses.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

we need to remember the essential message of Christmas, which is Immanuel—God is with us. And for the hurting person, the lonely person, the sorrowing person, this is the time of year to bring the gift of encouragement to them and say, "The message of Christmas is: God will be with you. God will help you. God will strengthen you." Holy Spirit be a consuming fire inside of each one encouraging, inspiring others demonstrating God's love.

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.””1 Samuel 16:7 NIV Holy Spirit fill our hearts with love, peace, comfort and kindness. May we share your love with others. May others be drawn to us to share the love of Christ. May the peace of God be with you today.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

1 John 5:14-15 NIV His will, without reading His word, we will never know His will. We must have a romancing relationship with our Heavenly Father to know His will for each one of us. Most times our desires are selfish and damaging.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodieswould be dishonored amongthem. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1 God knows best His ways are higher than ours. May we be obedient to His word and trust in His faithfulness. Look forward to the struggles with joy and thanksgiving; because His perfect peace will be with you in your weakness knowing Omnipotent all powerful God is in control.

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Proverbs 4:23 NLT

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Proverbs 4:23 is, “Guard your hearts with all diligence.” That means earnest and persistent vigilance, steady effort, and attentive care. We must constantly guard our hearts, not just against traps and temptations, but by reading the Bible and seeking the Lord in meditation and prayer. When this becomes a daily habit, then our hearts become centered on God and his ways. We will begin to bear the fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Faithfulness, Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, Patience and Self-control. Our lives will be a blessing to all we meet, reflecting Christ who shines from our hearts!

God has promised you the Holy Spirit who anoints you and gives you the power to turn away from a life of sin, to live righteously for the glory of God and to have authority over Satan.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Luke 12:34 NIV

May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit to anoint you, search your heart. What is most important to you? What are you always looking forward to doing each day? What bothers you when you don't get to do it? Is it Jesus? Or is He just a convenience?

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 we must first delight in the Lord. May you be His romancing bride obeying His every Word, looking to grow in His glory. May your treasure be in serving God Almighty.

Made Alive in Christ

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 

2 in which you formerly walkedaccording to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 

3 Among them we tooall formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 

4 But God, being richin mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 

5 even when we weredead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved ), 

6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenlyplaces in Christ Jesus, 

7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassingriches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 

9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 


10 For we are His workmanship, createdin Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we wouldwalk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10

Those of us who have been saved, know how dirty we feel looking back. Thank you Jesus for cleaning us up from the inside. We could never do it ourselves, your ways - plan is so perferct. We can never measure up and I pray we put our pride aside and be reminded of your grace. Spend time reflecting on each perfect living verse and may The Holy Spirit pour love and humility inside you as you continue to give yourself to Christ.

““Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God?s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?”Job 37:14-18 NIVFather God it is impossible for us to figure it all out. Scientists are still trying. Your word is perfect and so are You. You have laid out all we need to know in The Scriptures. May we be convicted by Your Word and by The Holy Spirit. Dependent on You in every step we take. You are our light source, You have given us a spirit of power, love and self discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 May we demonstrate that faith to others this Thanksgiving season.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Father God we thank you for loving us, giving us your son to die for us. We can never repay you, but we can love you, honor you, and come into communion with you, being your bride. You gave us Your living Word to live by and to show us how to live and be totally dependent on You-Jesus. May your Holy Spirit pour inside of us empowering us to be examples of our living God. During this Christmas time while so many try to take Christ out, may our actions and words of love encourage the lost to call Christ into their hearts. You went from among us to inside us. Hallelujah! Amen! 

There by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before our God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. For I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to accompany us and protect us from enemies along the way. After all, we had told the king, “Our God’s hand of protection is on all who worship him, but his fierce anger rages against those who abandon him.” So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer. Ezra 8:21-23 Where are you putting your faith? In God or man. God hears the prayers of His children. I have to watch what I say to certain people when they question my faith and hope. I know my Deliverer, my God. I know what He has done for me and my family and where He has brought me from when doctors declared me to be a vegetable at 4 and said I would never be able to play sports again. I pray for you to be empowered by the Holy Spirit abiding in Christ and letting nothing come between you and your Savior. Jesus loves you and wants all of you. Be bold in The Word of God and let The Holy Spirit control your every thought and action as you look to obey and serve Christ,

WHEN THE SPIRIT FALLS

By: Samuel Rodriguez

In a world full of moral relativism, cultural decadence, spiritual apathy and ecclesiastical lukewarmness, there exists good news; The Holy Spirit of God still moves. He continues to convict. He continues to reveal Jesus and he continues to sanctify.

When God's Spirit descends, everything changes.

When the spirit fell, Joseph stood recognized and came out of his pit. So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?”

When the spirit fell, Moses encouraged the prophetic.

When the spirit fell, the Israelites listened to Joshua–enabling him to conquer.

When the spirit fell, Saul became a different person.

Correspondingly, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, he empowers you to come out of the pit. When the Spirit falls, you prophesy. When the Spirit falls, you conquer your promise and when the Spirit falls, you will be changed into a different person!

Yet there's more! When the Spirit fell, David was anointed to reign.

When the spirit fell, Gideon blew the trumpet and won the war.

When the spirit fell, Samson broke the ropes that bound him!

Get ready, for as the Spirit falls upon you in this season, you will function under your anointing, you will win the battle and the all the things that held you back will be broken.

Accordingly, it's time to rise up. Arise with the power of His Spirit and…Walk like Enoch, Believe like Abraham, Dress like Joseph, Stretch like Moses, Shout like Joshua, Dance like David, Fight like Gideon, Pray like Daniel, Build like Nehemiah …And live like Jesus!

For it is not by might nor by power but my Spirit says the Lord!

What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?

ACTIVATION

Pray for the Holy Spirit to fall upon you!

Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to be a different person.

Pray that the power of God’s Spirit will bring favor upon your life, work, and ministry

8But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Act 1:8 I pray you are willing to serve Christ, obey His every word, change your old ways and bad habits. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 Seek The Lord's face and want and desire to have all of Him. For those of us who are in a marriage or were, think of the beginning of that relationship: talking for ever, romancing, couldn't stay away. God wants us to be His living, loving, obeying, romancing bride. "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9 To have God living inside of you.......

The Greatest Gift

May the Holy Spirit convict you of God's word.

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known 13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

3and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, 4that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” 1 Samuel 3:3-4 Father, You are always getting our attention. Too many times we have turned away. May our ears and heart be sensitive to Your calling. May we accept Your call and come into a personal relationship with You. You never leave us or forsake us Deuteronomy 31:6, Your fire is a consuming fire Hebrews 12:29 - always burning. May your heart burn for The Lord, obeying every command, constantly seeking The word of God to follow His will, His plans for you. May The Holy Spirit consume in you with always a desperate seeking of His Holy face, Jesus. Abba!

1As the deer pants for the water brooks,So pants my soul for You, O God.2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God? Psalms 42:1-2 O Father God, thank You for allowing me to come back to You. You are so forgiving and merciful. I don't deserve You. But, You love me. May I not take You for granted, may I depend on You more than sleep and water. Father! Drench me with Your Holy Spirit, guide me, lead me, have all of me!.O Lord , You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25:1 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.””
??Genesis? ?11:5-7? ?NIV??
May we come together as one speaking God's language, love thy neighbor. Imagine us believers loving like Jesus, praying consistently in The Holy Spirit dependent on The Father. John 14:10-12. Nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37. May we do great things in the name of Jesus.

““Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God?s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?”
??Job? ?37:14-18? ?NIV??
Father God it is impossible for us to figure it all out. Scientists are still trying. Your word is perfect and so are You. You have laid out all we need to know in The Scriptures. May we be convicted by Your Word and by The Holy Spirit. Dependent on You in every step we take. You are our light source, You have given us a spirit of power, love and self discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 May we demonstrate that faith to others this Thanksgiving season.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 We are sinners and without Christ we will perish. But with Christ we are made perfect, a new creation, born again. Thank you Jesus for cleansing us with Your blood. May we not just be believers of Christ, but children obeying their Heavenly Father. We need to be in constant prayer throughout the day and reading the Holy Bible asking to be filled, empowered with The Holy Spirit, relying on Christ in all situations, wanting to follow His will and not ours. May we speak God"s language (scripture) and not mans. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 1 Corinthians 3:3 May we all continue to grow in Christ, in Scripture, constantly dependent on Jesus.  

Matthew 6:27 NIV As a middle school teacher and a parent, I am amazed by how times I here the words "I'm stressed out, I feel stressed" I never ever remember using those words growing. Thank you God for giving me a faithful heart for You. Way to many people are on meds for anxiety - depression. God's word tells us in Philippians 4:6-7New International Version (NIV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:25-27New International Version (NIV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worryabout your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? Jesus is the answer, the way, the truth. Without Jesus we perish. Give it all to Jesus and may God's peace be with you. 

20“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:20-23 Jesus is praying for you and me. How awesome is that. To be one, perfected in Christ. May we be obedient to our God, obeying His word in all we do. It doesn't matter what language you speak, God's word is the same yesterday, today, and forever in every language. May we be one obedient body in Christ, obeying His word and praying for one another in Jesus's name.

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NIV It doesn't matter what we are going through, we are conquerors in Christ! The hope that Jesus gives us through His divine word should encourage us to embrace the hardships that come along and they will. You pray for patience, here it comes be ready. You want more faith, here it comes. May The Holy Spirit convict you, pierce your heart with God's living word, and may you be a conqueror in Christ in all you do faithfully obeying and trusting our Lord Jesus Christ.  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV May The Holy Spirit convict you of the living word. Their is so much of God's word that needs and should give you hope. I hope you believe the Holy Bible as the word of God. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Google scripture according to your feelings and meditate on it day and night. Jesus loves you and wants a relationship with you. He wants to be with you every step you take, every step! Have an amazing day with the King of kings.

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “?‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”Acts 4:8-13 NIV God takes the impossible and makes it possible. Like Peter and John, may we have the same courage and boldness to stand up for The Living God Jesus. Without being empowered by The Holy Spirit we will just be seen as ordinary. But in Christ others will see the power and the light of Christ and may they come to salvation through our love and kindness. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 I pray your Faith is in Christ and His Living Word. May His word pierce your heart as you read and pray.

“When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.” James 1:13-14 NIV Father God I thank you for your love, mercy and grace. Saving a wretch like me. You removed lust, hatred, pride and gambling from me. You remember our sins no more, as far as the east is from the west. Hebrews 8:12, psalm 103:12 You continue to humble me and forgive me every time I mess up. I pray you are convicted by The Holy Spirit, leaning on every word spoken by God. May you have the desires of God's heart and not of this world. The commercials, tv shows, and even friends will let you to believe certain things are ok. "You just live once, You have to think about your happiness." May your happiness be found in being a servant for Christ, following His will, not yours. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
??1 John? ?4:7-8? ?NIV??
Remember these verses the next time you say, I can't stand that person or I hate that person! I'm not saying it's easy, but that's the point, nothing is, only with God. Do you truly know him? Are you empowered with The Holy Spirit? Do you want to be convicted by The Holy Spirit of any hate - sin in your life? Jesus has called us to disciple - teach others - we must grow in His word. Not just church on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but everyday commune with The living God, Our Father Jesus Christ and be annointed with The Holy Spirit to do good works reflecting Christ, loving ALL. Father God may today be step going forward, born again, filled with Your Holy Spirit demonstrating Your love to all. You have called us to be light and salt. May your light never go out from each one of us and may your salt never loose its flavor. I love you and Jesus loves you so much more and knows how much more each one of us can do through Him. Peace be with you!

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith
A Psalm of David. Psalm 27
1The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
5For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
6And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
11Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
2 years ago I meditated on this psalm, especially "For false witnesses have risen against me." Knowing God's truth will be revealed.
Our God is so good. I pray you are committed to a growing relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ:
reading His Truth and meditating on it everyday, not just to read His words but to feel them living inside of you (Holy Spirit convict me), praying - communion with our Heavenly Father - Daddy every morning and throughout the day, and may we reflect Christ in all we do. As the Holy Spirit inspires me everyday in writing to you and to myself, He convicts me over and over how powerful His words are and how some of us need to keep going over the same verses day after day until we feel it embroidered on our hearts. May your eyes, ears, and heart be open to receiving His Truth today.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
??Psalm? ?18:2? ?NIV??
It's promises like this that we shall never loose hope in our King, no matter how bad the situation seems or difficult it is. If your in the pit or not, shout out to The Lord right now! “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Always giving thanks and praises.

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,”
??Colossians? ?1:9-10? ?NIV??
I just sat down with a brother who gave me a testimony of how some one was touched by people praying for her and she had no idea. God's word is so powerful. We learn how to communicate with Him through His word. He hears the the prayers of the righteousness, His children. I pray you are a child of God. You've committed yourself to Christ, Jesus our Heavenly Father. You are always in my prayers. I pray for God's word to pierce your heart and may you continue to give yourself to Christ sharing His love for you to others. Don't just say you'll pray for others, Do it in the name of Jesus!

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name?s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
??Psalm? ?23:1-6? ?NIV??
This psalm is probably most memorized and a favorite among many. Knowing no matter what you are going through The Good Shepherd - Jesus is with you fighting your battles. May your faith in Christ overcome any addiction, loss, or betrayal. All the days of your life may you share God's goodness with others.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
??Galatians? ?1:10? ?NIV??
Meditate on this for awhile. You know your behaviors at home, work, school, parties, stores, church or anywhere. The devil is sneaky and if your not reading God's word, you will be deceived. We must be in constant prayer relying on the Holy Spirit for guidance and truth, if you want to be in Christ. I'm amazed what I hear out of some people's mouths, highly educated; but if it's not coming from God I want no part of it. May we always be looking for the approval from of our Creator, Savior, Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father who calls us friend.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one?s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”
??Psalm? ?127:1-5? ?NIV??
Is God the Lord of your home, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your job, your body, your life. If Jesus Christ is not Lord and Savior of your life, you are doomed to fail, perish. God first and He will take care of the rest. We need to be devoted to Christ in prayer, reading His word, and thanksgiving on all occasions: good and bad. In the bad that's when we see His glorious power and realize how weak and pitiful we are. Our creator created us to be in relationship with Him. May this be the day for those who don't know their Savior Jesus Christ. May you be God's light reflecting in others today,

“How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?”
??Psalm? ?137:4? ?NIV??
Ever feel alone, abandoned. Don't! Omnipresent - everywhere, Omniscient- all knowing God is always there/here. Thank you Father God for loving Your children and never leaving us or forsaken us. When you come into a relationship with Jesus, He will fill you with the Holy Spirit and anoint you with a singing heart, if you ask. We are to repent and want to be in love with Jesus our Heavenly Father, not for selfish pride, material seeking; but to be in a marriage with our Heavenly Father. A honeymoon, just the two of you that lasts forever. Thy Kingdom come! Our King is present, I pray you have received. May you today be a child of God pouring into others.

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
??Romans? ?10:17? ?NIV??
Where is your faith? Are your ears open to listening to the message? Are yours eyes and heart open to wanting to receive the message? Are you devoted to reading His word - the Truth? Are you asking The Holy Spirit to reveal His word to you? Do you even know what to ask? Father God, Daddy, my loving Savior thank you for saving me, thank you for loving me and being so patient with me. Thank you for Your living word. Thank you for forgiving me. May I never sin against You. May You, The Holy Spirit convict me of my sins and anoint me to grow in Your Holy Truth to worship You, obey You and to share Your love with others. Without You I'm nothing incomplete. May I follow Your will designed for we at home, work, and wherever You want me. I put all my trust and hope in You my King, my Loving Saving Father. Thank You Jesus/Daddy for all you have done and what you're going to do in my life.

““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””
??John? ?16:33? ?NIV??
We like to skip over the verse: will have trouble and just focus on the peace. Their is nothing like the peace of Christ comforting you during trouble times. Jesus is our Shalom and our great Comforter. Thank you Jesus for loving us and being truthful with us and most of all being our Salvation. I pray His peace and comfort are with you today. If you feel distant, right now give yourself to Christ. Call out Abba, Daddy. He is the only lasting comforting you will find. Make it a forevermore day with Jesus, our God and Savior. Amen!

“Therefore, as God?s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
??Colossians? ?3:12-14? ?NIV??
Father God Your word is perfect and direct. May we not pick and choose for our delight but accept it all. Omniscient all knowing and loving, merciful, forgiving God may we obey Your commands. All of them. May God's comfort and peace be with you today.

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”
??Psalm? ?59:16? ?NIV??
May every morning be filled with songs of praise. At any moment our breath can be taken away. We are here on this earth for only a short time. With God as our strength and refuge, what is their to fear? I pray each day is a day in serving Christ. I pray you have given your life and all of it to Jesus. If you haven't, may it be now! Jesus come into my life, I am tired of of living alone, relying on my strength and not Yours. Jesus, You are God and my salvation. Save me! Thank you Daddy for  your love, mercy and grace. Thank you for choosing me!

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
??Romans? ?5:8? ?NIV??
For 34 years I believed Jesus was and is God, believed in The Holy Spirit, believed in The Father The Son and The Holy Spirit as one. But I was living in sin everyday, knowing God was unhappy with my behaviors, but not wanting to change. I had no relationship with my Savior. He was just God to me. Distant, knowing He was there, was He even listening? Why would He answer? I wasn't obeying, I wasn't in a relationship with Him. I just wanted things to be fixed without the discipline, an easy fix so I could continue living in sin. I pray you know what it is to be in a personal relationship with Jesus, our Savior, my Daddy, Omnipotent all powerful, Omniscient all knowing, Omnipresence everywhere God who carries your burdens, who wipes your tears, who lifts you up every time you fall, who forgives you with unconditional love each time you sin. The strength, confidence, peace, comfort, safety is found in Jesus, our Loving Father and no one or anything else. He died for you and me, to give us new life so we can go directly to The Father. Give thanks and praise to The Almighty King my best friend and hopefully yours as well, in Christ Jesus! Amen! Amen! Hallelujah He has risen for you and me! Hallelujah! Praise God! Thank You Daddy!!!

Jesus, says, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Peter echoes the same, “Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12).
Are you reflecting Christ? Do you even care to reflect Christ? Give that some thought. I can do nothing on my own. I hate rushing out of my home with out enough time spent in prayer and His word. I know how weak I am. Every day must be a day of serving our God, our Creator, Omnipotent all powerful who wants to be in a relationship with you. Empower me Father with Your wisdom and understanding. You are my strength, my everything; have control of my thoughts and actions; may they be Yours. Be a reflection of your Savior today and may His light shine from you today.

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV??
You want success for yourself, success for your children, success for your marriage-meditate and let your actions reflect these 3 verses. I am talking to myself as well. We can not do it alone. God knew and knows we are weak. This is why He sent us a Helper, The Holy Spirit (John 14:16,26) to teach us, remind us. We are nothing without Christ. May we encourage, inspire, and sharpen one another in Christ. I challenge you and myself to read psalm 1:1-3 for 7 days. If you're married and or have children, read it together. May we be devoted to Christ today and forever with our actions.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
??Isaiah? ?40:28-31? ?NIV??
The Lord's word is perfect. Pray first and ask The Holy Spirit to reveal God's word to you. Keep rereading it until it sinks in. It's not an age thing it's a God thing. He needs to be your strength, He gives understanding, He increases power. Let The Lord Jesus Christ govern your life and you will soar on wings like eagles.


“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV?? You wanna talk with God and hear what He has to say, then get into His word. Everything He wants you to know is written down for you. Omnipotent, Omniscient has sent you a Helper, The Holy Spirit to give you all wisdom and understanding in guiding you throughout the day. So pray and get your 5 square nutritional meals (the scriptures) and learn how much Your Heavenly Father loves you and what He has installed for you. May you be a tree planted with deep roots in Christ.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!" Psalm 91:1-2
Abide - obey - must be in a personal relationship with Christ. To be a child of God, to be in His shelter, His covering, to be protected and comforted in peace with Christ. Give your worries and anxieties to Jesus. Find your alone time and get personal with your Daddy and feel His peace cover you. Meditate on His word day and night.

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV?? Father may we separate ourselves from the wicked. May we surround ourselves with righteous, godly people. May you put Godly people in our lives. We all need sharpening (Proverbs 27:17). Daddy give us a discerning heart to recognize the wicked and unsafe places. May we be bold in our Truth for Christ, always standing firm on His Word, The Holy Scriptures.

Role of the Spirit
16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot * receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16-18
Daddy thank You for loving each one of us. We are nothing without You. With The Holy Spirit inside of us, we are conquerors, not timid, the devil has no hold on us. Brothers and sisters, we are orphans without Christ. I pray you are not of the world, but receiving His gift of grace; it's free, no pay back. May Jesus be the center of your life today. A life of of love, comfort, peace, happiness, and strength.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
??2 Corinthians? ?1:3-4? ?NIV??
As a teacher in a a public school I can only pray silently for God's children and love them. At times I will ask them, would you like me to pray for you? So many people are hurting, anxiety, depression. We are a fallen country. They have takin God out of the equation. Schools are under attack, law enforcement, divorce families. Bring up the name Jesus and you get a backwards stare. Jesus is the answer. Avoid Jesus and you will avoid peace and comfort. I pray Jesus is first in your life. My children are the reason I turned to Christ and praise God, He saved me and them. May God's peace and comfort be with you today and forever. Jesus is the only answer!

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God?s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
??Hebrews? ?4:14-16? ?NIV??
Before Christ only God's selected ones were anointed with The Holy Spirit and communicated with God, the most High. Thank you Jesus for loving us, dying for us, so we can now go directly to You, The Father. The curtain is torn. Their is no separation. Anoint me now with Your Holy Spirit, I want You, I need You in my life right now. I can't and don't wanna wait. How amazing and loving is our God, who wants to be intimate with each one of us right now. Hallelujah! Amen!

Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge... Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. - Psalm 51:4, 7
Thank You Daddy for Your love, mercy, and grace. To live without Your presence - (The Holy Spirit living inside of me) is death. Daddy reveal the sin in our lives and may we be conscience of it, wanting to obey You and to give it over to You. New life, born again in His love and mercy, Jesus Christ! Amen!

“or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ?s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians? ?12:7-9? ?NIV??
Father God I am Your vessel, I am nothing without You. You use me to help others in fitness and in the classroom. You are healing them and encouraging them. It's Your words and techniques. You are the Potter and I am the clay. May I obey You in all I do, giving You all the praises and honor and glory. May people see You - Jesus in me. Jesus loves you and wants to use you. May we follow His will and not our selfish pride.

“I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
??Psalms? ?16:8? ?
Have you put Jehovah, our God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first in your life? Before your earthly parents, your spouse, children, job, exercise, everything! The Creator of this earth, who gives you breath every morning you wake up, wants to be in a personal relationship with you. Omnipotent, all powerful God, we are nothing without You. May we serve You today by glorifying and honoring You in all we do, giving You thanksgiving and praises all the day long. Amen!

“Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.”
??Isaiah? ?26:4? ?NKJV??
Trust forever - everlasting strength, YAH our God is never changing and is I AM every good thing. Thank You Daddy for revealing Yourself to us and always loving us, being our strength when we think we are incapable and always making it possible. Eat 5 meals a day, drink 8 glasses of water a day, exercise 5 days a week, sleep 8 hrs a day for good health. More important than that is your spiritual health: pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, rely on Christ 24/7 and hopefully apply His good word throughout the day. Trust His word forever and receive everlasting strength in YAH, our God, Jesus Christ!

Father open my heart to You. Pierce my heart and mind with Your living word. Become active inside me. I want to do Your will. Have all of me and do as You please.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
??Romans? ?8:28? ?NKJV??
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
??Romans? ?8:35-39? I read chapter 8 almost every single time with my visit with my Father in law for over a month before his death. My last visit with him a nurse was singing gospel music (never heard her sing before) and I smelled a sweet aroma like never before in my life. The Lord's essence was present, Angels were singing and they took my father in law to Heaven. Praise God! Thank You Daddy for suspending me from my job and giving me that time to minister to Joe. May we always obey our Father.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”
??Colossians? ?4:2? ?NKJV??
Prayer is devoted time to Christ, our loving Father. Not just when we need something. Are you married to Christ? or is He some fling on the side. How do you like to be treated by your love one and or best friend, parent? My daughter has 102 fever, nurse says all indicators say she has mono. We pray! Thank You Heavenly Father for giving her life, You are her healer, You make all things happen, You can change any out come! We continue to pray; 2 days later lab results say no mono. Praise God! My daughter says, God hears prayers! Amen! She was so giddy all day with me. Thank you Jesus! My whole life I was a positive thinker, now I'm a prayerful man taking it all to God with thanksgiving and rejoicing knowing He is in control! God is still working on my selfishness.
“One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.”
??Proverbs? ?28:9? ?Don't be a hypocrite, read and obey His word and make it part of your prayer life EVERYDAY! Married in CHRIST! He never disappoints!


““When Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You send them, and when they pray to the LORD toward the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name,”
??I Kings? ?8:44? ?Your people, You send them, You have chosen, Your name. Father You have revealed who You are, God, our almighty King and Savior Jesus Christ our Lord. May we follow Your will, obey Your commands, all of them, not just the ones for our convenience. Can't love this one, can't forgive this one, I'll have premarital sex with this one, I'll work hard for this person and not this one. We can't pick and choose and trust me, you won't bear fruit where you are disobedient. You wanna be a child of God? You want to be in His will? Right now let's put our pride aside and lay it it all on the table to our God, our Father, in the name of Jesus and repent and ask for forgiveness and ask Him to use you today to show your love for Him. May God's peace and comfort be with you today.1 Samuel 16:6-7 says: Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the LORD’s anointed!” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
??Romans? ?8:37-39? ?NKJV??
Conquerors in Christ, thank You Daddy for empowering me in The Holy Spirit, giving me authority over the devil in any situation at any time! Death, you have no hold on me, I am a child of God! I hope you can feel the tone of my voice. I pray you feel the same. To be in Christ is to be alive and free, and to be at peace, knowing you are never alone. As a man who as lifted his whole life and continues to work on strength in the weight room, I am a whimp, I can do nothing on my own, BUT in Christ, a conqueror! I pray His living word and His love and all His promises get your juices going this morning to be a conqueror and to give Him, Jesus all the glory, honor, and praises all through the day!

“As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
??Psalms? ?103:12? ?NKJV??
Thank you Father God for your agape love. You forgive our sins and remember them no more. Not that you forget them, but you never throw them back at us. You don't make us feel guilty. You love us and allow us to continue to grow. Church I pray you have surrendered it all to Christ, Your loving Father. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--Ephesians 2:8 Don't let the devil make you feel guilty. He wants to keep you from Your Heavenly Father. Trust me church I'm disgusted by how I once lived my life, but Hallelujah! Christ has risen and loves me and forgives me. Jesus loves you, if you haven't surrendered don't wait, ask Him now Jesus I love You, I want You,  I need You. Forgive me of ........... Praise God! The Angels are singing. Thank You Daddy for saving me!

“O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.”
??Psalms? ?88:1-2? ?
“As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.”
??Psalms? ?55:16-17? ?
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.”
??Psalms? ?143:1? ?
Abba! Daddy! I pray we are calling out throughout the day to our Loving Savior Jesus Christ. Just like a police officer isn't going to work without his shield, vest, and pistol; the fireman isn't going into a burning building without his helmet, boots, and hose; how foolish are we to think we can go through the day without Savior. He has given us the sword-the bible, the shield of faith, and the helmet of Salvation. The devil is always attacking and we have authority to stomp him out. God has given us a spirit of power; live your life in prayer and get after it in Christ in His will.

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure -- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." - >Luke 6:38
May we focus on the abundant joy we receive from the giving in the name of Jesus, glorifying our almighty King. To put a smile on someone's face. For someone to feel love that they never felt before. I was standing with a gentleman and his daughter over the weekend expressing my prayerful heart for his other daughter who was raped a year ago. He thanked me for expressing care for her and talking to him about it, because everyone is uncomfortable bringing it up to him, expressing any feeling. I thank God for giving me that moment and letting the Holy Spirit rain on us. It wasn't planned and didn't realize who I was talking to until his daughter mentioned her sister. The Holy Spirit took over from their and started with a loving hug. Church I beg you every morning wake up and devote at least 15 minutes in prayer with God - your Heavenly Daddy thanking Him and then asking God to use you. It's nothing better being in His will. You never want to leave it!

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. - >2 Timothy 1:7 It amazes me how God can gives us all these promises and we will still be afraid. That's the human nature and the devil is always attacking. But if it was so easy, how would we ever be able to relate to one another. I was talking to a friend the other day and he said, ya who have it easy. I was so grateful that I was able to bring up a trial in my life and show him how amazing God is, and how God was with me the whole time comforting me and my family and giving me the strength to go on. The book of Acts prepared me so much. Every believer has their favorite passages and books (in the bible) to go to. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16. May all your trust and faith be put into Christ this amazing day of life He has given you today!

1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Surrender! Give it all to Christ! Stop letting pride get in the way, thinking you can do it yourself. I love exercising, I enjoy lifting and pulling heavy weights, but it's exhausting walking around life with all those burdens and worries. The day I surrendered, Wow! the peace, calmness I felt, no more of all that heavy weight on my shoulders. Everyday is a reminder of you Jesus, not me, Your strength, not mine. 9Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 Do it all for Christ and may His joy and peace be with you.


"Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.” - >Habakkuk 2:4
I look back and remember before my salvation the stinking pride I had putting myself before God in everything. Gotta take care of #1, because if I don't who will. The anger and horrible temper I had. Always having to win the argument and not caring who I was hurting. Thank you Father God for your loving grace. You continue to search my heart. Thank you for loving me to allow me to change and forgiving me everytime I mess up. Church, pride will mess you up; remove it; surrender it to our loving God Jehovah. We are a work in progress. Allow Him to do His work in His will. I love you and Jesus loves you so much more :)

The Judgment
31 "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.32 "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherdseparates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. 34 "Thenthe King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25: 31-34
As much as I can't wait and look forward to the day I meet My Maker, My King, and My Father; I am saddened by the lost souls of people who still don't know Christ - they know Jesus the man, but not The Maker, The Father, GOD who wants that personal relationship with you. He makes it clear Heaven or hell. Thank You Father for loving us so much. Thank You for Your loving grace. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--Ephesians 2:8 May we never hide Christ from anyone. I hate to look back and say I'm so sorry for not sharing Christ with.


1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Surrender! Give it all to Christ! Stop letting pride get in the way, thinking you can do it yourself. I love exercising, I enjoy lifting and pulling heavy weights, but it's exhausting walking around life with all those burdens and worries. The day I surrendered, Wow! the peace, calmness I felt, no more of all that heavy weight on my shoulders. Everyday is a reminder of you Jesus, not me, Your strength, not mine. 9Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 Do it all for Christ and may His joy and peace be with you.

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
??I Thessalonians? ?5:18? ?NKJV??
Thank you Heavenly Father for your love, mercy, and grace. Thank You for remembering my sins no more and not punishing me of guilt. Thank You for waking me up, giving me oxygen, life to spread Your word. Thank You for loving me so I can can love my family and others. Thank You for the job I have to help pay bills for the home I live in the food I eat, the water I drink, the bed I sleep until with my precious wife, the clothes on my back. Father God, my Jireh, Provider, Comforter, my Everything! Thank You!

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure -- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." - >Luke 6:38
May we focus on the abundant joy we receive from the giving in the name of Jesus, glorifying our almighty King. To put a smile on someone's face. For someone to feel love that they never felt before. I was standing with a gentleman and his daughter over the weekend expressing my prayerful heart for his other daughter who was raped a year ago. He thanked me for expressing care for her and talking to him about it, because everyone is uncomfortable bringing it up to him, expressing any feeling. I thank God for giving me that moment and letting the Holy Spirit rain on us. It wasn't planned and didn't realize who I was talking to until his daughter mentioned her sister. The Holy Spirit took over from their and started with a loving hug. Church I beg you every morning wake up and devote at least 15 minutes in prayer with God - your Heavenly Daddy thanking Him and then asking God to use you. It's nothing better being in His will. You never want to leave it!

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah”
??Psalms? ?62:8? ?NKJV??
Surrender! Take your hands off! Stop trying to do it yourself. Hands up and say, Father I'm all yours! I need You. I need Your help. I'm struggling. I trust in You, Jesus, my Savior, my Everything. I pray today is a total surrender to our loving all merciful God. May God's peace and comfort be with you today. Surrender!

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.”
??Philippians? ?3:12-15? ?NKJV??


3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2Corinthians 1:3-4 God, our Comforter, our strength, use me as your vessel to encourage others. It's not about the accolades, it's about our faith in Christ! The hope we have to share with others. 28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your ways,And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 I pray you have surrendered to Christ. May Jesus, our Prince of Peace, Heavenly Father, Comforter be the first person you run to. Call out Abba! Daddy! He wants to hear from you.
7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 The awesome feeling of knowing you're in the presence of The Holy One is so comforting. Pray it UP! and the worries, burdens, anxiousness falls off. So many trials for our faith to be built up. Our hope is in Christ! Without that hope we have nothing. Why are we living? Who are you living for?
3You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5 May God's peace be with you today as you lift Him up in prayer.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Father, may it all be about You, serving You, serving others. Too many times in conversations with others it's I, I, I. We are a self-centered world. Worrying about I and what someone did or said or is doing to I. May we stop being selfish and pray for that individual or individuals and ask how can I bless them. Chew on this church, what if Christ was selfish on the cross? What if God didn't give us his Son? Father forgive me for my selfishness and may I be a fountain of Living Water pouring into ALL. May God's loving grace pour into the your least favorite person today. Amen!

8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your ways,And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55
When I come face to face with my Maker, I don't want Him to say, look what I had planned for you. But you didn't trust Me. All the promises I gave you. I know as an athlete, practice is never comfortable. Always being stretched to do more, be more, so when game day arrives, I am prepared. Church may we not be comfortable in our circumstances, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14. May the strength and peace of Christ be with you today.

33 Verses to Remind Us - We Do Not Have to Fear:

1.  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

2.  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3

3.  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

4.  “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” John 14:27

5.  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

6.  “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

7.  “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:19

8.  “But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

9.  “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25

10. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

11. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

12. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

13. “Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time.  Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

14. “Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…” Isaiah 35:4

15. “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:22-26

16. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

17. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22

18. “Immediately he spoke to them and said, 'Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'” Mark 6:50

19. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

20. “'For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Do not be afraid, for I myself will help you,' declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:13-14

21. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

22. “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 118:6-7

23. “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25

24. “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40

25. “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” Psalm 34:7

26. “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” 1 Peter 3:14

27. “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

28. “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22

29. “Then he placed his right hand on me and said: 'Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'” Revelation 1:17

30. “Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” Mark 5:36

31. “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38-39

32. “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17

33. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”…He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you…For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways…“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him…” from Psalm 91:1-16

Be assured, He is with you in whatever you face, in the turmoil and struggles, amidst the anxious thoughts and the worries of life.  He is there, strengthening, helping, and He holds you in His hands.

God is greater.  He gives us the power to live courageously, boldly, fearlessly in this life, when many things that surround us would tell us to be afraid.  His truth whispers strong and sure to the deepest core of our spirits.

“Do not fear.”

All of that stuff on your mind?  Give it to Him – again.  Replace those fearful thoughts with His words of truth. And sleep in peace tonight.  He knows what concerns you, He’s got you covered who has 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 to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 2Timothy 1:1

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. -1 Corinthians 15:22 

Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. You died for us, our sins, so we can have eternal life in you. A covenant with you, your bride. Peace and comfort come from You, Your strength. 


But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1Peter 2:9 The King of king, Lord of lords, the Creator - The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter3:9 To live is Christ,  to die is gain. May we live a life of serving Christ in our marriage, our job and our relationships and the peace of God will be with you.

16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot * receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.John 14:16-18 NAS Thank You Father God for loving me so much, creating me in Your image to have a relationship with You. You want nothing but the best for me. May I put you first in every area of my life, so You are in total control and not me. I can't explain all the miracles around me, I just know it's because of You, Jesus. Continue to work miracles in my life and may I abide in You and give You all the glory and honor in Your Holy name Jesus. Make today a great day with your Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who loves you more than anyone and wants a personal relationship you.

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16

Righteous! Righteous! Am I writing one way and acting another? Father God-Daddy search my heart and reveal any sin-dirt in my heart! Jesus knows our hearts we can't fake Him out. May we be right in Christ praying for one another. I pray you are healed in the name of Jesus today!

Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Psalm 119:11

How serious do we take sin? Do we even care not to sin? When we hear God's word or read it, do we take the time to reflect on it? Adhere to it? Ask God to help us in that area? We are human and will continue to mess up, but God has given us His word, The Holy Spirit, if you are accepting Him, He has given you the same power in Christ, a new life, made perfect in Christ to be light and salt to all, to bear bear good fruit, in Christ to live.

Abba, Father I need You! I wanna stop sinning against You. I can not do it without You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, empower me, encourage me, fill me with wisdom and understanding. I want to be a new creation in You, Jesus Christ!

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 

Psalms 46:10 ASV

Be still... At times God just wants you to be quiet and listen to Him. It might be during prayer. It might be when someone is yelling at you. Be still! God is in control. We live in a rush rush world. Way too busy. Stop! Be still. God is knocking - my sheep hear my voice - The Lord asks us to do three things: pray, give, and fast. Some of us need to fast from the busyness. Maybe social media, tv, or even working extra hours (God - Jireh my provider). Their were times when training sessions were canceled, I was in a rush to fill it, thinking of the lost money. Now I look at it as God giving me time to rest. Find time today/Sabath day to be still in the presence of God and just listen to the whisper of your Father's voice.


Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is Peace. - Judges 6:24

It's great if we have people in this world to go to when we are troubled, but we need to first always take it to God our Heavenly Father Jesus. Shalom God our peace in the worst of troubles. Our comforter. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28. God our rock, shield, protector, comforter, provider, I am all good things, take it to Me today I will give you peace.

'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' -Jeremiah 33:3

24/7 Your Heavenly Father is always available. I pray your spending time talking and listening. The other day one of my athletes whom I was training asked me do you actually hear from God? Without hesitation I said yes. In most situations less than 24 hours. In the beginning of my training career I wasn't sure if I should expand in nutrition or in exercise. So has I've made a habit of it I prayed over it. I'm training a Dr who looked up to me and my expertise, would always ask questions about which muscles were being used, not to stump me but to help educate me. After our 2nd session I realized God just gave me the answer through him. Praise God for giving me ears to hear. If your abiding in Christ you will get answers, some you will have to have the patience for. Trust Your Father He loves you, disciplines out of love. I always ask Him to send me an email, a text, on the radio, or in conversation with someone today. Be direct, He already knows your heart. Jesus loves you, give Him a personal call today!

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV

As we read these lines, do you/I believe it? If we believe why do we continue to fight our Loving Father? The devil is sneaky and always attacking the believer. But we have authority over him. Think about any challenge in your life, how rewarding it was when you finally finished. It wasn't easy, many struggles, some failures and disappointments on the way, but at the end it was awesome! May we trust our Loving Father, but we need to be in communion with Him, abiding in Him, walking in His Spirit daily. If you are not filled with the Holy Spirit, you are walking in your strength and you will never experience the awesomeness God has for you. Success is not how much money you have, the size of house you live in, the title you hold at your job. It's living in Christ, being His servant (servant of The Almighty King) abiding to every word of God spoken to you. People ask do you miss playing baseball? Absolutely NOT! I was not in Christ than, getting a text message or phone call or having a conversation about how God is working in someone's life is more rewarding than all the accolades I received and playing with the Cardinals. Thank you Jesus. Father we are your vessels, may we be used today to serve You. Our rewards are in Heaven. Trust Jesus today!


“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Psalms 143:8


“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4

No matter what you're going through, I pray you lean on The Lord. Our peace, our comforter, our strength. Keep meditating on His word, make His word, Jesus, your Heavenly Father your security.


“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Psalms 55:22 NKJV

Lord may You be the first we turn to. Totally dependent on You, Jesus! No one, but You our Rock and Shield, our Deliverer.

“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:29-31 NKJV

Like Peter and John, may we come first to You in prayer and no where else. You Jesus our everything, I Am! I give it all to You today! Amen!


“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” I John 4:16 NKJV

Father God thank You for loving me so much. May I use the gifts and talents You have given me to bless others. May I not be selfish in who I serve, but remembering I'm always serving You, my King. Be personal and bold with your loving Father when you come to Him in prayer. Be direct. Jesus wants a personal relationship with you and wants to use you as His vessel. Be a vessel for Christ today!

“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

Father God thank You! Thank you for given us a direct line to You. Brothers and sisters, we have a direct line. Call to Me, I pray we take our Father serious with His word. I don't want you looking back saying if I only called, Abba, Daddy! Pick up the phone, it doesn't matter what you say, God already knows what's on your heart, but He wants you to call. God loves you and created you to have a relationship with Him. May your relationship be stronger than ever today! When you give God the time, you will then have time. Think about that.

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV

Humble themselves: am I to prideful to change my ways? Am I more worried about what others think than what God (my loving Father, Creator) thinks? Just imagine if each one of us changed, humbled oneself, loved our neighbor (co-worker, boss, person on line, enemy). Jesus took 12 nobodies, discipled them and said go make disciples to all nations. 12 nobodies, with with The Holy Spirit, became somebodies. We have the same Power! Father God, I want to be filled with your Holy Spirit to have the boldness to love each person (my neighbor) as You instructed with a humbled heart, not because others are watching, but You, my loving Father, whom I want to serve today and forever in Jesus' name. Amen!

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians 4:2 NKJV

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Luke 11:9-10 NKJV

Father You never said we won't have trials. We too many times expect life to be easy because of our belief and faith. May we just look to the Cross. Your Son brutalized, insulted, mocked, spit on. Thank You Jesus for your agape love. Brothers and sisters our reward is in heaven. May we put our pride aside and be humbled to The Lord. I promise you this with Jesus, their is a calmness in the middle of the storm. Invite Jesus in and let Him hold you in the furnace, sit with you in the boat, and walk with you across the waters. Jesus our Comforter loves you today and forevermore.


“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 prayer needs to become a habit. A lifestyle. It is not memory verses, which are fine to have, BUT it is a conversation/relationship with God, Jesus, Our Heavenly Father, Best Friend, Brother. Without ceasing, don't stop! Every successful business person, athlete, talks about daily habits: 10 days, 30 days, morning afternoon, evening; well how successful do you wanna be with your relationship, your MARRIAGE with Christ?

“Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:27 I pray today when we are with others, with no one knowing that God is glorified, may the Holy Spirit have control of the conversations throughout the day. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. Proverbs 23:7 may prayer be on all hearts 24/7 in Christ.

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34 NKJV  May we follow Jesus in all we do, the will of The Father, not ours. “Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?” Matthew 7:10 NKJV God's will never fails. Just like a loving parent will not allow a child to hurt oneself. God loves you even more. He knows what lies ahead. Don't fight Him on your selfishness. “saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”” Luke 22:42 NKJV  The cross was not comfortable for Jesus, but thank God He loved you and I to be painfully uncomfortable to love us and followed His father's will. You might be in a pit, a storm right now. It might be The Father's will for you to be their. Hold on to every promise. He is building your Faith, your endurance and strength in Christ.


“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

Philippians 2:3-4 NKJV

We are selfish beings. Give and we focus on the receiving. Always expecting a return. Only in The Spirit, will we be more giving-Christ like. Jesus came to serve, NEVER looking to be served. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,” I Peter 3:18 NKJV Our rewards are in Heaven. Father empower us with Your Holy Spirit, pour into us a GIVING heart.

In Joshua 6:3-5, God told Joshua:

You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”

The people obeyed God’s specific directions and the city was conquered as God said it would be. It makes no sense, march!, now march 7 times, not 6 or 8? God's ways are higher than ours. Why do we question Him? We can't comprehend the creation of this earth and the beauty of it. The creation of man. Everyday we are a walking miracle. Father may we listen to You, obey You. Brothers and sisters we need to abide in Christ. We need to know His voice - Word - Bible. May your Faith and Trust be evident in Christ today.

“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
??Philippians? ?3:8-11? ?NKJV??
How do you want people to remember you? I think of all the pleasures in life and how temporary they are, but when I feel the presence of The Holy Spirit, WOW! I can't get enough. He said, go make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19 So how do you want to be remembered? Last year a student gave me a cross, saying man of God. I am the furthest from being perfect. Every day The Holy Spirit convicts me. I am a work in progress. May we follow God's will, using His gifts and talents that He gave us so generously, to glorify Him, not oneself to love others. Where ever He has you, be an encourager, a disciple of Christ - a game changer - a life saver in Christ. He called you to be light and salt. Matthew 5:13-16 May the Holy Spirit empower you today wherever you are and wherever you go. May others see and feel the presence of The Holy Spirit - Jesus in you.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””
??John? ?16:33? ?NKJV??
Father God You are our comforter and peace. May we never get comfortable thinking we don't need you. May we always rely on you for everything and take nothing for granted. Omnipotent God, most powerful thank You for your love, mercy, and grace.