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Develop An Attitude Of Gratitude

I struggle with people who are ungrateful. Those who don’t say thank you, and who don’t testify of what God has done in their lives. What are you grateful for today? Are you grateful for His love, mercy and kindness? Are you grateful for the sun that shines and brings us a new day? Are you thankful for the gift of eternal life?

Friend, no matter what may be happening in the world around you, you can always find something to thank God for. Gratefulness and faith go hand in hand. When we are grateful it shows that our faith is in Him. We can thank Him for what He’s done in the past, and what He will do in the future!

Today, remember, faith pleases God; it causes Him to move on your behalf. Work to develop an attitude of constant gratitude, and give thanks to the Lord for His goodness to you, and to those around you for their kindness. As you do, you’ll experience His mercy and loving-kindness in greater ways, and move forward into the blessing and victory He has prepared for you.

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!”

(1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, today I declare my thanks to You for all You have done in my life. Father, please help me to be more grateful and to see Your hand of blessing, as I continually acknowledge and praise You for all You have done. God, give me an attitude of gratitude today, in Christ’s Name! Amen.

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When You’re In Trouble…

Today’s verse is an amazing promise – when we seek God and serve Him with our whole hearts, He will hide us in His shelter when trouble comes. That means you can be so connected to God that you are invisible to the enemy! You are hidden in Him! No matter what is happening around you, you can have strength, confidence and rest. 

Yes, troubles may come your way, but don’t be worried about them. You know that ultimately, things are going to work out for your good, based upon today’s promise, and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Hallelujah!

Today, people may be talking, trying to make you look bad, but don’t even give it a second thought. You know that your future is too bright to be distracted. You know that they don’t control your destiny. You just keep on being your best, walking in integrity, meditating on God’s Word, and worshipping throughout the day, so you can stay hidden and protected in Him!

“For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”

(Psalm 27:5, NIV)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. Father, I surrender every area of my life to You. Mold me into Your image and keep me hidden in You. When trouble seeks to weigh me down, please keep me safe and shelter me from those who seek to do me harm. God, I bless You and praise You for being my rock today and always, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Your Life Is Not An Accident

Did you know God knew you before you were even born? What an amazing thought! God saw you in His mind’s eye before you were substance, and said “I have a purpose for this life and an amazing plan!” Then He worked a miracle and sent life into your mother and father. They may have had issues, but that didn’t stop you from becoming all that God intended for you to be. You have been handpicked by Almighty God to be here at this time in history!

From time to time, we hear parents say, “we weren’t expecting this child. They were a surprise. They were an accident.” No, that child may have been a surprise to the parents, but they weren’t a surprise to God. No child can be born without God breathing His life into them. You may think, “well, I was unwanted. I was an unplanned pregnancy.” No, you wouldn’t be here if God didn’t give you life. Hallelujah!

Today, get excited about your life. In God’s eyes, there is no such thing as being illegitimate. He is Your Father and will never leave you nor forsake you, He loves you unconditionally. Remember, He formed you and knew you before you were born! Take confidence in His love knowing that you are made in His image, a person of great destiny, part of His mighty plan with a purpose!

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb…” (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for choosing and forming me before I was born. Thank You for creating me in Your image. Thank You for knowing me and revealing Yourself to me. Father, I know that You are working in my life even today, and You didn’t create me to fail, even when I feel like it. God, I stand in faith, knowing that You have a mighty plan and purpose for my life, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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No More Bad Habits, Negativity Or Curses

Life can be cruel at times, some of us have bad habits, negative traits and even curses which have been passed to us from our family. In life We go through situations that are unfair. I know people who were raised in an unhealthy environment. Their parents had issues, and now it’s making life much more difficult for them. They can’t seem to get ahead, and life seems full of struggles and lack.

In my life, I’ve learned when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and become obedient to His Word, and ask Him to control your life and cover you with His blood, He gives you a new heart. In other words, your bloodline changes. No longer are you subject to your earthly heritage, you become subject to your heavenly heritage! Hallelujah! His supernatural, spiritual blessings always overrides the curses and negativity of the natural realm.

Today, understand who you are, and what God has already done, then no matter what someone else has done, no matter how unfair it was, no matter how you were raised, you won’t get bitter. You won’t live with a chip on your shoulder. You’ll realise that nothing can stop you from fulfilling your God-given destiny! Today, remember you came from Almighty God. He gave you life. When you choose Him, you are choosing your heavenly heritage of blessing and eternal, abundant life!

“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.”

(Ezekiel 36:26, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, so that I can be saved. Father, I accept You. I beg You to control my life and give me a spiritual blood transfusion, so that the curses, bad habits and negatives of family and heritage can be broken, in the name of Yahshua my Messiah. Today I surrender every area of my life to You. Have Your way in me; let Your will be done in my life. Thank You for making me new, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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God Help I Need Direction

Yesterday I had a serious call from a dear friend of mine who was very anxious about the future, not sure what to do and not clear what God is saying. Do you need direction in your life? The first question we need to ask ourselves is, “am I acknowledging God in all my ways and in all areas of my life?” In other words, is He first place in your life?

When you are driving on the roads and motorway say, “Father, thank You for keeping me safe.” When on the job say, “Lord, help me to be focused and productive.” At home, “Father, bless my children.” Before you go to bed, “Lord, thank You for a good night’s rest.”

Today, if you want to know God and His direction for your life, seek Him first. Throughout the day acknowledge Him, ask for His help and wisdom, follow His Word and commands, and thank Him for His goodness. Each morning, wake up and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I commit this day, my plans and my future into Your hands.” When you start the day like this, you are acknowledging God. He promises to crown your day with success. The bible says, when you acknowledge Him in every way, He promises to direct your paths and He will lead and guide you every step of the way into everlasting life!

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

(Proverbs 3:6, NKJV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, I acknowledge You in everything I do. Father, I invite You to direct my steps and search my heart. I surrender every area of my life to You. Keep me close to You always, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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God Fill Me Up!

Just recently I had to pull back from a ministry that I had been involved in for the past nine years, because I was running on empty. I had nothing more to give. I was burnt out, was busy giving and not refiling. Sometimes, it’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of the people around us. You may find that you’re always giving, taking care of the children, working overtime at the office, or helping that friend who is struggling. And that’s all good, but if you’re not careful, you can end up feeling rundown.

We have to take time daily to get filled back up. Your first priority should be taking care of yourself, and making time to get into the presence of God as often as possible. Throughout scripture, we see that in God’s presence, there is fullness of joy, fullness of peace, and fullness of victory. In His presence, you’re refreshed and restored. That’s why it’s so important to take time every day to read your Bible and meditate on His promises. We have to be diligent to have quiet, quality time with Him.

Today, take time to get alone with God, so that you can get filled up and not run on empty. Sit still, relax in His presence, feast on His Word, spend time in praise, worship and prayer, asking the Spirit to fill you and refresh you. You may have to let some things and people go, in order to make some quality time for God. When you live like that, with your heart connected to His, always in a mode of thanksgiving, you’ll be refreshed, restored and filled up for the journey of life ahead!

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

(Matthew 5:6, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank you for filling me with Your strength. Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Yahshua, so that I can be righteous in You. Help me to stay focused on You and make You priority, letting go of people, places and things that may be spiritually and phyisically draining. God, I’m empty please send Your Spirit to fill me and refresh me now. Lord, I hunger for Your truth and seek You first. Draw me to You, and keep me close to You always, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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A Vital Necessity

Have you ever sat down and considered what’s important in your life? What do you consider to be vital or a necessity? What can’t you live without? Most of us would say food, water and shelter. Yes, you need those things to exist, but we can’t really live unless our minds and hearts are set on seeking the Lord who is the giver of life. 

Sure, you can exist without a knowledge of God, but you can’t live without Him giving you the breath you need to stay alive, but if that’s all you want from God what’s the point? He has much more in store for you. Besides, you are called to more than just mere existence; you are called to live — to thrive — to enjoy your life abundantly!

Today, set your mind beyond mere existence, set your heart on seeking the Lord for all He has for you! Write down your needs and wants, match them up to God’s promises in scriptures, commit them to memory. Whenever you can, think about those verses. Meditate on God and His infinite love. When you see the Lord as a vital necessity in and for your life, you will truly live and enjoy the abundant life He has in store for you! Hallelujah!

“Set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God…”

(1 Chronicles 22:19, AMPC)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, today I choose to set my mind on You. Father, I need You not just for existence, but to truly live, therefore I seek You with my whole heart. God, please show me Your love and character today as You meet my needs and supply my wants. Lord, show me Your ways that I may walk and live close to You, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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What Unhinders Your Prayers

Some years ago I came across today’s verse, which has totally changed my life forever. I used to think that how I prayed, the order my prayers took, and the posture I took was what got my prayers answered or not. All those things may be nice to do, but did you know that the way you treat people has the greatest impact on the effectiveness of your prayers? The Bible says that the prayer of the righteous person achieves much. But if we aren’t treating others with honour, kindness and respect, then we aren’t allowing His righteousness to operate in us. 

When we don’t treat others the way we should, it closes the door to blessings, and hinders our prayers. This particular passage in it’s original context is directed toward husbands, but it applies in principle to all believers and relationships. it isn’t just about an agreement between two people who live together. It’s about not mispresenting God by calling yourself a Christian, and treating people with disrespect and unkindness. God ordained every Christian to help uplift love and unity.

Today, when you’re born again and claim to be filled with God’s Spirit you become one with Him spiritually. Therefore we should treat others “with understanding,” which may mean considering their needs above our own. We should always aim to treat others with kindness, dignity and respect, and quickly choose forgiveness. The Bible says that the way we treat others is the way we treat God. So choose love, and treat others with respect, so that your prayers will not be hindered!

“…Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”

(1 Peter 3:7, NLT)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, teach me to live in Your ways. Father, help me to always treat others with love and respect, which shows that I honour You. God, show me how to be a blessing to others, so that my prayers will be effective and be unhindered, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.