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Spiritually Bored And Mundane

Life has a way of becoming boring and mundane – it needs some freshening up from time to time. Today may be the day to stir up what God has placed on the inside of you. It’s time to stir up those gifts, stir up those dreams, stir up those talents on the inside. Start stretching yourself. This doesn’t just mean making resolutions; this means tapping into the destiny God has placed in your heart.

To begin with you must have something to freshen up or stir up. Scripture tells us that without vision, people perish. If you don’t have a dream, you’re not really living the way God intends; you’re merely existing. Maybe at one time you had a dream, but you went through some disappointments or setbacks. Things didn’t turn out the way you planned. But here’s a key: when one dream dies, dream another dream. Just because it didn’t work out the way you had it planned doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have another plan.

Today, you cannot allow one disappointment, or even a series of disappointments, to convince you that your dream is over. It’s time to dig your heels in and hold on to the promises in your heart. As you stir up those God-given dreams and desires, He’ll pour out fresh favour and blessings in your life, and fulfil every desire in your heart!

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you…” 

(2 Timothy 1:6, NKJV)

Pray with Me
Yahweh, I come to You. I give You my past, my disappointments and my brokenness. Father, please remove spiritual boredom from me, I’m tired of the mundane routine my life has become. God, stir up my dreams or give me the creativity through Your Spirit to dream again. Fill me with hope and expectation, as I fulfil the dreams and desires that You have placed within me, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Devotional Faith Family God

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

The UK has been battered by a storm over the past four days. We all  face storms in life. But during those times, we have to remember that Almighty God is greater than any struggle we face! He’ll take those challenges and use them to strengthen us, but we have to do our part and take a step of faith toward the victory.

When a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it’s in a dark place on the back side of some tree, having been battered by the storms of life. it doesn’t look like it has many options. But, when it becomes a butterfly, it doesn’t just sit and wait for someone to come and let it out of it’s cocoon. No, that butterfly knows that it has to make a move if it’s going to be set free to fly. In the same way, we have to do something to get out of the confining places life has placed us in. We have to pray, we have to believe, and we have to move into our victory.

Today, don’t just sit there, move! No matter what you may be facing, don’t forget, His grace is sufficient for you. His strength is made perfect in you. He has given you everything you need to be an overcomer in this life. Now is the time to make a move, break free from the clutches of the storm and  rise to new levels, because God has victory and blessings prepared for you!

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

(2 Corinthians 12:9, NKJV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for the strength to make it through any challenge I may face. Father, I will not stand still in my struggles, I will move beyond them putting my trust in You. God, I declare that You are good and faithful. Thank You for equipping me with strength for a powerful victory in every area of my life, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Setting Our Hearts At Peace

Last night I came to a serious realisation after what seemed like the hardest week ever. It’s so easy to let the pressures and distractions of life pull our thoughts away from God, which is the enemy’s plan. It doesn’t take long before we are so focused on earthly things, that we feel overwhelmed and all stressed out. But we weren’t meant to live anxious about life; we were meant to live in peace.

Are you struggling with poor health? The best thing you can do for your health is to set your heart at peace with God? It isn’t just a feeling, it’s a powerful mental and spiritual position. Peace literally means “to set at one again.” In other words, when we are in alignment with the Word of God, we are setting our minds at one with God. It is a position of life, strength and confidence!

Today, choose to keep your heart at peace by staying focused on God and His promises. Give life to your body by staying in agreement with Him. Let His peace guard your heart, so that you can be equipped to live the abundant life He has promised to you!

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

(Proverbs 14:30, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your Word which is life to my soul. Father, I praise You because You are the Prince of Peace, and You give peace to my heart and mind. God, I will stay focused on You today, please remove all distractions and pressures that the enemy will send my way. Thank You for guiding my every step, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Devotional Faith God

Be Like A Tree

Living in California I saw all kinds of trees. Large trees represent power, majesty and stability. I also noticed the difference between a tree planted by the water and a tree far away from water? The tree next to the water was much more healthy and vibrant. Its fruit and blossoms were the most beautiful.

The same way, when you are “planted” in the Word of God, your spirit is fed and you grow strong, just like the tree by the water. You’ll bring forth fruit at the proper season. In other words, you’ll be in the right place at the right time. You’ll be productive and fruitful. But notice the end of today’s verse. It says that whatever you do will prosper!

Today, do you want to prosper in your relationships? Seek God’s Word regarding relationships. Do you want to prosper in your health? Seek God’s Word about healing. Do you want to prosper in your finances? Seek God’s Word regarding finances. Make sure your heart and mind are planted in the Word of God. Let Him illuminate your heart with truth. Let Him wash over you with His promises. Seek Him, trust Him and obey Him, and everything you do will prosper in Jesus’ Name!

“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.”

(Psalm 1:3, NASB)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, I love You so much. Father, thank You for Your Word which is truth and water to my soul. God, make me like a strong tree planted and rooted in Your Word. Search me, know me, and guide me in the way that I should go, as I stay focused on You and planted in Your Word, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Devotional Family God

Surprise!!!

This year I received a pleasant surprise. After my accident I was blessed with a very nice car. A surprise is normally something good that you weren’t really expecting. It’s something that makes you feel special and lets you know that someone is thinking about you. Surprises should normally bring us joy and lift our hearts. Your heavenly Father wants to surprise you and overtake you with His goodness. He wants to do things that make your life easier, and lets you know how much He loves you.

In our Scripture today the word “overtake” can also be translated “to catch by surprise.” God longs to be good to you, He wants to catch you by surprise! He wants to help you accomplish your dreams and overcome your obstacles. He wants to amaze you with His goodness and mercy. We should wake up every morning with the attitude, “I can’t wait to see what God is going to do for me today!”

Today, make room in your heart and mind for what God wants to do in your life. Keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. As you do, you’ll see His surprises pour into your life. You’ll see His hand of blessing overtake you and bring you to new levels in every area of your life!

“If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you…all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you…”

(Deuteronomy 28:1-2, AMPC)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, I open my heart and mind to You right now. Father, fill me with Your goodness and overtake me with Your blessings and give me a massive surprise. God, I honour You today and invite You to use me to be a blessing to others, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Faith God

Declare It So

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” That’s what today’s Scripture begins with. It doesn’t say, “let the redeemed of the Lord think so.” Or, “let the redeemed believe so.” Of course, it’s important to think right and believe right, but something supernatural happens when we open our mouths and declare something so emphatically that You don’t even have to say it to anyone else.

You can say it while driving or in the shower. Say, “the economy may be low, but I am blessed. I am prosperous. I will lend and not borrow.” “I may have had some setbacks, but I know those setbacks are a setup for a comeback! This is still going to be my best year so far. The favour of God is turning things around.” You are prophesying positively into your future.

Today, remember when you say what the Lord has done for you, you are declaring that you are redeemed, you are opening the door for God to move on your behalf. The Scripture tells us that He watches over His Word to perform it. When you declare His Word, when you speak His promises, He is faithful to fulfil them, and lead you into victory all the days of your life!

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.”

(Psalm 107:2, AMPC)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, thank You for delivering me and setting me free. Father, I will declare Your goodness. I will declare Your promises. I will declare Your favour, because You told me in Your Word let the redeemed of the Lord say so or declare it so. Hallelujah! God, I know what I declare with my mouth will allow me to live the good life You have prepared for me, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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Diligence Rewarded

Scripture talks about two types of blessings – conditional and unconditional. God longs to pour out His blessing upon you, but you have to do your part. You have to be diligent. First of all, you have to be diligent in seeking His ways and following His commands. Then you also have to be diligent with what you have in your hands  – your time and resources.

Jesus tells a parable in the book of Matthew, about three men whose employer entrusted them with some money. Two of the men were diligent and invested their money, and received a great return. The third man was afraid and buried what he was given. The first two men were rewarded and praised for their diligence, while the third man was basically fired.

Today, follow the example of the first two men in Jesus’ parable who invested and used their money, and look for ways to be diligent with what you have in your hand. Whatever you do, do it with excellence. Be the best you can be and go the extra mile, even when you think it goes unnoticed. Even when people don’t notice, God notices and promises to reward the diligent. As you stay faithful in the little things, God will make you ruler over much, and you’ll live the abundant life He has prepared for you.

“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

(Proverbs 13:4, ESV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your favour and blessing on my life. Father, today I will be diligent. I will live in excellence and do everything to the best of my ability. God, I give You all the glory for the blessings that are, and those that are yet to come, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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The Anointing Makes Things Easier

Just recently when I concluded a revival, the Spirit said I should have a time of anointing. The local pastor and leader didn’t want it in their church, which was surprising, since Christ and David and many others were anointed for many reasons: sickness, ministry, prosperity, goodness and mercy, and for burdens to be lifted and yokes to be broken. Hallelujah!

In Scripture, oil is used symbolically to represent the anointing of God. Do you know what oil does? It makes things flow. Whenever there is friction or something gets stuck, putting oil on it makes it become more fluid. That’s what God wants to do for you. He wants to anoint your head with oil. When He does that, notice what David says in Psalm 23, “because God anoints me, I walk in His favour; surely, goodness and mercy will follow me everywhere I go.”

Today friends, God’s anointing makes things easier, just like oil does when applied to hard and tough situations. People will go out of their way to be good to you for no reason. You’re going to have creativity, wisdom and good ideas, because of the anointing. God’s anointing on your life will cause the right doors to open. It will bring the right people across your path. It will make things go smoother. And the good news is, all you have to do is ask Him for it. Remember, He longs to be good to you. You can trust that His anointing will make things easier, and He will lead you into the abundant life He has in store for you!

“…You anoint my head with oil…”

(Psalm 23:5, NKJV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your favour and anointing in my life today. Father, thank You for causing me to be at the right place at the right time. God, anoint my head with the oil of Your Holy Ghost, so that I can move forward smoother, and be focused on the path of ministry and life You have for me, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.