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Bound By Something You Can’t Shake? Speak Words Of Life For Chains To Break

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God removed darkness by the words he spoke. We are created in the image and likeness of God.

Genesis 1:3 says, And God said let there be light, and there was light.

We should imitate God. Ephesians 5 says Be imitators of God and walk in love. Faith works by love.

Mark 11:25 says when you stand praying for forgiveness. Unforgiveness can block prayers from being answered.

If anyone has a problem with forgiving a person, you can confess, ” I am forgiving,” or say, ” Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

When you keep saying something over and over, it gets down in your heart then you start to believe it.

Salvation is the same way. Romans 10:9-10 New King James Version says 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

Notice that the first thing is to confess with your mouth and then believe in your heart.

If you are not saved or do not have the assurance of your salvation, there is no time like the present to start. To receive the things of God, you must accept him as the Lord and Savior of your life.

If you are having a hard time with your faith, start speaking the word of God continually. It will take root in your heart.

Mark 11:23-24 King James Version says 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them

Notice the word saith, which means it is a daily thing.

Muhammad Ali kept saying, “I am the greatest.” He became the greatest because he spoke it into existence.

What we confess, we possess.

Instead of saying “I am old,” replace it with “my youth is renewed like the eagles.” Instead of saying “I am broke,” replace it with “God supplies my needs.” Instead of saying, “I am sick,” replace it with “I am healed with the stripes of Jesus.” Instead of saying, ” I can’t break this addiction” (whatever it may be), replace it with “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” during it.

Even though the facts say different, speak the word of God, which is the truth. Romans 3:4 Easy Read Version says, even if everyone else is a liar, God will always do what he says.  

Ask God to put a check on your spirit each time you say the wrong thing. Speak crop failure to it and start at it again. Remember, correction brings perfection.

You can tackle your shackle with your words.

Bound by something you cannot shake? Speak words of life for the chains to break!

Prayer: I thank you, Heavenly Father, for giving me a tongue to speak of your goodness. I can break any chains in my life with the word of God. The word of God is sharper and more powerful than any two-edged sword, and it can cut up any negative roots in my life. I repent for living in chains when Jesus set me free from bondage. My tongue guides my life like the Rutter guides a ship. Who the Son sets free, is free indeed? In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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If There’s People You Are Trying To Reach, Practice What You Preach

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Your actions speak louder than what you say. Many of you are familiar with the saying, “Let your light shine.”.

Matthew 5:16 says to let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

1 Peter 3:1-2 Living Translation 1-2 Wives, fit in with your husbands’ plans; if they refuse to listen when you talk to them about the Lord, they will be won by your respectful, pure behavior. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. As people of God, we can love. God commands us to love even the most difficult people and others that do not share our belief in Jesus or God.

Jeremiah 31:2-4 says with loving kindness; God draws us to Him.

Romans 2:4 says it is the goodness of God that leads to repentance.                                                            

We should address it in love if we catch someone at fault.

Ephesians 4:15 says to speak the truth in love.                                    

Galatians 6:1 Amplified Version says Brothers, if anyone is caught in any sin, you who are spiritual [that is, you who are responsive to the guidance of the Spirit] are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness [not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness], keeping a watchful eye on yourself, so that you are not tempted as well.                                     

We all need someone we are accountable. So if we mess up, repent, take responsibility for our actions, and ask for God’s help.

What you believe should be demonstrated, not debated, to impact a person’s life.

If it is people you are trying to reach, practice what you preach!

Prayer: God, thank you for another day for you to manifest your glory in me. I let my light shine, so people will see your good works and glorify the Father in heaven. I draw people through love and kindness. I repent for not practicing what I preach and judging others. I ask for your help and grace to live a life people would say, ‘what must I do to be saved” In Jesus’ name! Amen!

 

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Separation for Preparation

Separation is the key to preparing for the more extraordinary things God has for us.

Ecclesiastes 3:5 NIV: there is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.

Sometimes we must get away from everyone and everything to get clarity or to work on areas we need help in.

Jesus left us an example to follow in his footsteps. But unfortunately, there were times when Jesus would get alone.

Luke 5:16 Amplified Version: Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion].

Abraham got away from his family to receive the blessing and was able to bless his family.

Genesis 12:1-2 New King James: Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great, And you shall be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

In most drug and rehab programs, the person would get away from their surroundings in order to get clarity and the help needed to conquer an addiction.

Do you need clarity? Is there a stronghold or bondage you are trying to break free from? Do you need answers?

Follow Jesus’ example and get alone with God. Get quiet, meditate on the word of God in the areas you need clarity, pray, worship, and praise God.

People may not understand, and they may think you are being rude or acting funny. However, you can significantly help yourself and others when you find time to get away.

Separation for preparation!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for another day to demonstrate your goodness and power. There is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. I get away and embrace time with you and your will for my life, which includes separating from people/things to move forward. I repent for holding onto something that has caused me to stay stagnant. I move forward in the plans you have for me, God. In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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The Refined Mind

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Examine yourself if anything is harmful, immoral, or ungodly, and confront it. Be honest with yourself and ask God to help you.

Romans 7:18 Amplified Version 18: I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]. The willingness [to do good] is present in me, but the doing of interest is not.

We have a spiritual side, but we also have a flesh that we must put under control. If we do not judge/examine ourselves daily, we can come under judgment. Instead, I think my actions are not good, and it is coming to the forefront, and others judge me.

Romans 8:6-8 Amplified Version 6 Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the reason of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; 7 the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law since it cannot, 8 and those in the flesh [living a life that caters to sinful appetites and impulses] cannot please God.

If we mess up, repent and start back over again. There is no condemnation of those that are in Christ Jesus. That means once you confess your sin and decide to get back on track, it is covered by the blood of Jesus. It is as if you never sinned. Thank God for the blood of Jesus!

An atmosphere of life and peace is with a refined mind.

Prayer: God, I thank you for creating me in your image and likeness. God, I repent for catering to my sinful nature. I choose life by living my life according to the word of God. Whatever is of good report, virtue, and praise, I think on these things. I cast down and reject anything that comes to my mind that is not of you and replace it with the word of God. In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Dream to Seen

In 2019, it is time to birth the dream!

When a person desires something strong enough, he/she will do anything to get it.

Birthing the dream

Romans 8:22-25(New King James Version says)22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

From the blog in April of 2018 “Birth What’s in the Earth”, it was addressed that it is just like an expectant mother; when it is time to give birth, the mother will do whatever it takes to push the baby out no matter how long it takes until she gives birth.

After researching, talking about it, meditating, visualizing, hearing about it, now it is time to possess.

It reminded me of an event in the bible:  Luke 5 starting at verse 17. There were men who needed healing for their friend who was paralyzed. They tried to get into the house carrying their friend on a mat to get to Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he forgave their sins and healed their friend.

You will face obstacles trying to birth out your dream, but do not let it stop you from birthing it out. It takes faith and faith comes by hearing the word of God. Hearing daily is the key in order to get faith to obtain what you are believing for.

Birth your dream in 2019!

Prayer: Lord I thank you for the dreams you placed on the inside of me.  Lord no matter what obstacles I face I will push through like a mother giving birth to a child until it is birthed out. I give you the praise in Jesus’ name!  Amen.

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Steer Clear! It Can Cause You To Veer.

Most of us as adults spend a lot of our time driving. When driving, we know one distraction that takes our minds off the road can cause the vehicle to run off if not caught in time.

In Genesis Chapters 2 & 3. God told Adam every tree in the Garden he could freely eat, but the tree of the knowledge of good and evil do not eat for the day you do you will surely die (spiritually and physically). So Eve was deceived by the serpent, gave to Adam, and they both ate and were driven out of the Garden.

The battlefield is in mind. Most of you know the phrase “curiosity killed the cat.” This means that some things should not be explored or touched, no matter how tempting it may be to see what would happen if we did.

Any addiction (food, drugs, sex, and even serial killings) starts with something small and gradually progresses until, like a car, it gets out of control.

Just like Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden tree, exploring something that is not moral or godly is just like eating the forbidden tree.

Proverbs 4:23-27 New International Version 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

Just like we must physically take a bath so that our bodies will not stink, we have to take a spiritual bath, or our lives will stink.

We take a spiritual bath through God’s word every day. Ephesians 5:26 says sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

Steer Clear! It Can Cause You to Veer.

Prayer: God, thank you for another new word from heaven. God, I guard my heart and mind against things that are not of you. I repent for allowing things to cause me to veer off the path of righteousness. I take a spiritual bath by meditating and spending time in the word of God. I thank you, God, I am clean! In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Don’t Wait To Reciprocate

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This season and every day, whatever we want if we reciprocate it, it will come back.

Luke 6:38 KJV says 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

You get what you give. I noticed when I encouraged others, even when I was feeling down myself, I felt encouraged myself.

It is the same with a spiritual relationship with God. If you are feeling spiritually dead or feeling God is far away, James 4:8 says if you draw near to God, he will draw near to you.

Luke 9:26 (in Jesus’ words) If you are ashamed of me and my words before people, I will be ashamed when I come in all my glory before the Father and the angels.

There are a lot of ways to give. It could be a kind word, a smile, spending time with someone, a call, or a gift.

To live a happy and whole life, do not wait to reciprocate!

Have a joyous season.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me the ultimate gift, your Son Jesus. God, thank you for your love and faithfulness towards me. I repent at times for not returning the love and letting other things and people distract me. I draw near to you, and you will draw near to me. I know whatever I want, I give, and it is multiplied by me. I thank you now in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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Be Careful What You Say, It Can Cause A Delay

God has been dealing with me this week about things being held up by the words that I have spoken. “When I get paid, I can do such and such.” “Next year is the year for me.” The word of God says now is the time. Not tomorrow, next year, or next week, but now is the time. God checks my spirit just like I asked Him to each time I say something that is not of faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I corrected myself quickly. Instead of saying I am going to have my own business, I am saying I am an entrepreneur. Instead of saying 2019 is the year for me, I am saying this year is the year for me, and my situation can change at any moment. Instead of saying my bank account is low, I am saying because I give my bank account is overflowing. “Instead of saying I am broke, I am saying my needs are met because God provides for me, and I am blessed to be a blessing to others. Everything we need God has already predestined before the foundation of the world. When God sent His son Jesus to die for our sins, He said, “it is finished.” That statement alone tells me everything I need is already done. Abraham said, “I Am the father of many nations, before it happened. Even Jesus said “I am the way, I am the Bread of Life, I am the Good Shepherd, I am the Truth, I am the Light, and we should follow His example. Muhammad Ali, the famous boxer, said, “I am the greatest,” and he won titles. Speak what you want in the present tense, not the future or past tense. Do not cause a delay with what you say.

Prayer: God, I thank you for breathing life into me and creating me for a purpose. I am made in your image and likeness. I can create things with my words. I repent for delaying the process with the words I have spoken. I choose to live in the present. Now is the time; now is the day of salvation. I thank you, God. You are the great I am. I speak it with life application knowing that it is already done. In Jesus’ name! Amen!

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Meditate and Wait

I was meditating and waiting to get light on a specific situation that positions a person to receive from God.

Psalm 119:148 English Standard Version 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,

that I may meditate on your promise.

Most people wake up in the middle of the night or at a specific time as an opportunity to meditate on the word of God and wait until they hear what God is saying.

You can meditate by reading a bible verse several times until you get a revelation of what to do. Then, you can listen to an inspirational speaker and play it on repeat while you sleep. Your spirit will wake you up at the right time to receive a word you need to get you through the day.

Meditation is like an energy booster. The more you do it, the stronger, and wiser you become.

Psalm 1:1-3(English Standard Version) 

Blessed is the man [who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord and on his law, he meditates day and night.3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

That bible verse sums up what meditating will do.

Meditate and wait!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for another day and brand-new mercy. I meditate and delight in your word until revelation comes. I know whatever I do prospers as I seek godly counsel, meditate your word day and night, and keep company with people of faith; I wait on you. Through faith and patience, I inherit the promise. Thank you in advance. In Jesus’ name! Amen.