Daily Devotional Video 4/30/2020 – JAMES 1 : 2 , 2 CORINTHIANS 12 : 9

“WHEN SOME BASIC NEED IS LACKING—time, energy, money—consider yourself blessed. Your very lack is an opportunity to latch onto GOD in unashamed dependence. When you begin a day with inadequate resources, you must concentrate your efforts on the present moment. This is where you are meant to live—in the present; it is the place where GOD always awaits you. Awareness of your inadequacy is a rich blessing, training you to rely wholeheartedly on GOD. The truth is that self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. Health and wealth can disappear instantly, as can life itself. Rejoice in your insufficiency, knowing that GOD’S Power is made perfect in weakness.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. JAMES 1 : 2

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. 2 CORINTHIANS 12 : 9 (NKJV)

Prayer: God help me to latch onto you in unashamed dependence for all my needs today both big and small. This is the way you intended me to live, close and leaning on you. When my pride creeps in, gently bring me back to my center – Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Ezekiel‬ ‭37:1-5‬

“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.”
‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭37:1-5‬ ‭ESV

Are your bones dry? Do you feel like there is so much more that you should be doing but don’t? Maybe you’re in the middle of the valley of dry bones. As Christians I believe we all go through a season were our walk with the Lord gets distracted by the world. The devil must be doing back flips when we put Jesus on the back burner for the things of the world!!!! Today’s prayer is that we all would make the commitment to dive into Gods word everyday and feel that breath come back into you. Gods word will weed out the distractions and let us lead a life that pleases the Lord…….Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17

Daily Devotional Video 4/29/2020 – HEBREWS 12 : 28 – 29, PSALM 119 : 105

“LET GOD TEACH YOU THANKFULNESS. Begin by acknowledging that everything—all your possessions and all that you are—belong to GOD. The dawning of each new day is a gift from GOD, not to be taken for granted. The earth is vibrantly alive with GOD’S blessings, giving vivid testimony to The LORD’S Presence. If you slow down your pace of life, you can find GOD anywhere. Some of The LORD’S most precious children have been laid aside in sick beds or shut away in prisons. Others have voluntarily learned the discipline of spending time alone with GOD. The secret of being thankful is learning to see everything from The LORD’S perspective. GOD’S world is your classroom. GOD’S Word is a lamp to your feet and a light for your path.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” HEBREWS 12 : 28 – 29

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. PSALM 119 : 105

Prayer: God help me to see things from your perspective. Teach me the discipline of spending time alone with You. And when my
heart starts to get hard, soften it back up Lord and help me to be thankful for the many blessings you’ve given me. Use me to be a blessing to others today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Revelation‬ ‭21‬:‭4‬

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (‭Revelation‬ ‭21‬:‭4‬ NLT)

Circumstances can seem so bad that you feel they will never end, well there is good news and this scripture explains it. The world will bring heartache and trials but when it’s over all that will cease!!!!! Today I pray that we would all see through the troubles to the solution Jesus!!! That day will come where all is at peace and joy……Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17

Daily Devotional Video 4/28/2020 – LAMENTATIONS 3 : 22 – 26, PSALM 34 : 8

“AS YOU LOOK into the day that stretches out before you, you see many choice-points along the way. The myriad possibilities these choices present can confuse you. Draw your mind back to the threshold of this day, where GOD stands beside you, lovingly preparing you for what is ahead. You must make your choices one at a time, since each is contingent upon the decision that precedes it. Instead of trying to create a mental map of your path through this day, focus on GOD’S loving Presence with you. GOD will equip you as you go, so that you can handle whatever comes your way. Trust GOD to supply what you need when you need it.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. LAMENTATIONS 3 : 22 – 26

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! PSALM 34 : 8 (NKJV)

Prayer: Lord instead of making a mental map of the future help me to focus on your presence today. Your word says you will give me what I need for today, my daily bread. Not my weekly or monthly or yearly bread so help me to fix my eyes on you and trust your plan Jesus. In your name I pray. Amen.

Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬ NLT)

Who’s approval are you seeking? Are you jeopardizing your person, your attitude, your walk with the Lord to fit in? This scripture says to work unto the Lord not people. Today I pray that we would work unto the Lord and watch his favor manifest in our lives……Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17

Daily Devotional Video 4/27/2020 – JOHN 17 : 20 – 23 , ISAIAH 40 : 29 – 31

“COME TO GOD with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. GOD knows the depth and breadth of your neediness. Your life-path has been difficult, draining you of strength. Come to GOD for nurture. Let The LORD fill you up with HIS Presence: GOD in you, and you in GOD. The LORD’S Power flows most freely into weak ones aware of their need for HIM. Faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith; they are links to GOD’S Presence.” para-phrased – “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

“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. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” JOHN 17 : 20 – 23

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

Prayer: Lord I know I need you, oh how I need you. Every hour I need you. Without you, I fall apart. Your the one, who guides my heart. Give me strength and power and joy this week to do your will Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

John ‭15‬:‭27‬

And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry. John ‭15‬:‭27‬ NLT

Can you imagine walking with Jesus as the disciples did, and still most of them didn’t realize who he truly was. Today there are some who still walk as they did. Today I pray that we would all testify to who Jesus Christ is, what he has done for us, and what he is waiting to do for all……..Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Do you just seem to struggle and never get to that place of rest? Maybe it’s because you are trying to do things your own way? Trying to be the fixer and not get fixed! The words of Jesus tell us to come to him!! Are you handing over your troubles? I’m not saying that hand them over and life is going to be full of rainbows and unicorns, there will always be trials and struggles but the way of the world will continue to bring problems! The way of Jesus will bring peace in the middle of the storms. Today’s prayer is that we would be so in tune with Gods word that we would never be shaken and stand strong on the word!!!! Hand the problem off to Jesus and take the next trial head on…….Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17

‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭18-19

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭18-19‬ NIV)

Sometimes it hard to get over the past, someone wronged you, you got so far into debt you didn’t see a way out. The enemy wants you to dwell on those situations so you will look through Gods blessings that are all around you. Today’s prayer is that we would all view the past as a stepping stone in the road that leads us straight to Gods blessings, if you’re still battling it’s time to look to the blessings that are there……Be Blessed

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17