Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Put It In God’s Hands—He Can Work It Out!

Give All Your Worries And Cares To God, For He Cares For You! (1 Peter 5:7 NLT, Matthew 6:34 MSG) Every day, we have to decide who’s going to be in control of our lives. Proverbs 3:6 GWT teaches, “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths smooth.” Daily seeing God’s absolute power and control over every detail of our lives develops within us unshakeable confidence. God is able to do just what He pleases—He is Sovereign!  Nothing takes Him takes Him by surprise—He is Omniscient!   Nothing overwhelms Him—He is Omnipotent! Whatever is happening in your life, no matter how difficult—It’s not out of control.  As long as it’s in God’s hands—The God who loves you is controlling it! (Jeremiah 29:11) God is on His throne where He always has been and always will be—He has guaranteed He will work everything out for your good and His glory! (Romans 8:28) I encourage you to rest in God’s promises.

Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 GW) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, give me the strength and courage I need to let go of whatever I’m holding on to. Thank You that as I place my life in Your hands, I will experience the peace, joy, victory and blessings that are my inheritance in Christ Jesus! I humbly pray, in Jesus' name, amen. Have a great day! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Have Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken Or Their Children Begging Bread! (Psalm 37:25)

The Psalmist David speaks to God’s people in the Psalm 37 when He says, “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” If we read further, David tells us, “Their children will be a blessing.” Righteousness in short means, “Good standings with God.” Romans 4:3 tells us, “Abraham believed God and God counted him as righteous because of his faith." My point is: seeking God’s way by faith is the first step to living in a way that God will not only bless you, but because of your obedience—your child(ren) will be a blessing. If you have a heart to be on the right path, your ears ought to perk up when the Word of God says, “He leads me in paths of righteousness.” Psalm 23:3 Literally it means—paths that lead to joy, peace, blessing and favor. I encourage you to continually make the choice daily to align and position yourself by seeking the kingdom of God, so that in all things at all times, you will have all that you need! (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)  

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for! (Jeremiah 29:11) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, I believe and trust the path of righteousness You have planned for me and I want You to order my every step. (Psalm 37:23) Thank You for the promise of Your presence, guidance, joy, peace, blessing and favor for my children and I. I humbly pray, in Jesus' name, amen… Have a great day! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you’re extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Encourage Each Other Even More As We See The Day Of The LORD Coming! (Hebrews 10:25)

In the book of Hebrews 10:24-25, the writer points out we should find ways to stir up one another to love and good works—encouraging one another. The writer made it clear that this process starts not by expecting others to do for us, but by considering how we may lovingly call out and challenge others to love and good works. As we hold each other accountable, we not only share with each other how we’re doing or of God’s greatness in us, but we also push each other to do better! (Genesis 4:9, Revelation 12:11) We do not always have to agree with one another, even if a person doesn’t act respectfully. However as Christians, we’re instructed in Hebrews 3:13 to encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that no one is hardened by sin's deception. I encourage you to take just a minute out of your day each day to offer someone a word of encouragement; they may need it more than you know. You sow it today; it will come back someday soon! (Galatians 6:7)

“In this world you have tribulation, trials, distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage]! I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you!]”(John 16:33 Amp) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, I ask that you daily touch my heart with the power of encouraging love. May Your life reflect through me as I seek to encourage others to keep the faith, to stand firm, to be kind, to be generous, to put others first and to build each other up. I humbly pray, in Jesus' name, amen. Have a great day and a great week! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Trust God’s Plan!

I Know The Plans That I Have For You.  They ‘re Plans For Peace & Not Disaster—Plans To Give You A Future Filled With Hope!” (Jeremiah 29:11 GWT)  ~ God

God always has great plans for the future of those who are His. God’s plans for us are based in love immediate and eternal for our total well-being. (John 3:16) His plans for us are not for disaster or evil. Just because you experience troubling times or you’re exposed to evil, doesn’t mean God has changed His mind about you or He’s mad at you. 1 Peter 5:8 NLT instructs us to, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.” Although we may experience difficulty while walking in God’s plans, God’s plans take us away from evil, using our problems for our promotion, while working everything out for our good! (Romans 8:28) I encourage you to trust God has begun a good work within you and He will continue His work, until it’s finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns! (Philippians 1:6)

“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for!” (Jeremiah 29:11 MSG)  ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, no matter what I may feel or whatever I may face today, I can expect You are working for good in all of it. LORD, I ask that You order my steps forward in faith, trusting You in all things and seeking to cooperate fully with Your plans for me. I humbly pray, in Jesus' name, amen. Have a great day and a great weekend! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After You’ve Done All You Can—Stand!

The LORD Is Fighting For You! So Be Still! (Exodus 14:14 GWT) This scripture speaks to us when it says, “The LORD Is Fighting For You! So Be Still!” As you face the battles of life by faith trusting God, nothing built or intended for you or against you or your family will succeed. (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV) Why? After you’ve heard the word, prayed, standing in faith believing—then you should keep a watchful eye on the LORD to save! (Exodus 14:13 GWT) Although it may seem like the enemy is winning the battle for a while, you may have experienced sickness, a job cut, a wayward child, an emotional roller coaster—in the end you will get the victory, because God is a guaranteed Victor!

“I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand and say to you, 'Don't be afraid; I will help you!” (Isaiah 41:13 GWT) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, thank You for being Jehovah Jireh—my provider, Jehovah Rapha—my healer, Jehovah Shamma—You are with me, Jehovah Gibbor—The LORD Mighty In Battle! I surrender all to You this day and I put my life and trust in You alone, knowing victory is mine, because You have won the victory! (John 16:33) I humbly pray this prayer, in Jesus' name, amen! Have a great day! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When “You’re” Weak, Then “You’re” Strong! (2 Corinthians 12:10)

The Lord God Is Our Strength! (Habakkuk 3:19 AMP) No one can escape the pressures of life and only God knows every detail of the roads we travel, everything that has happened and everything that will happen along the way. Everyone needs the Lord and we’re nothing without Him. The sooner we as humans learn this truth—the more we will experience His power and strength. Our strength is not within ourselves or our ability, our jobs, our health, our money, our family, our homes, because those things will fail us at some point; however our strength is in Christ who has everlasting strength. (Philippians 4:19) Isaiah 40:29-31 teaches, “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”  We can learn this wisdom the easy way or the hard way—we can continue living struggling our way through life in our own will or we can choose to run to God’s embrace and receive His strength and power during times of weakness. There is an unlimited greatness of God’s power for those of us who believe, according to the working of God’s mighty strength! (Ephesians 1:19)

"My Grace is all you need. My Power is strongest, when you are weak!" (2 Corinthians 12:9) "I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you!” (Isaiah 41:10) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: LORD, I need You. Whatever I face today, I ask that You help me to turn first to You and remind me that when I’m weak, You are strong within me. I humbly pray this prayer, in Jesus' name, Amen! Have a great day! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

God Keeps His Promises! (Deuteronomy 7:9)

Many of the life’s greatest lessons come from time spent with God in the fires of affliction. During those moments, satan will try and attack the mind to keep you living in hopelessness with thoughts of fear, anger, loneliness and with the overwhelming question: “Where is your God now? John 8:44 says, “[Satan] is a liar and the father of lies.” He cannot tell the truth, but “it is impossible for God to lie.” God is truth! (Hebrews 6:17–18 ESV) Every word God speaks is truth, so you have to cast down those vain imaginations satan tries to cloud your mind with and believe God keeps His promise and He won’t fail you! (2 Corinthians 10:5) God will work it all out for your good! (Romans 8:28) You have a future and a hope! (Jeremiah 29:11) Even though the mountains slip into the sea, the waters roar and the mountains quake, God is your refuge, your strength and a very present help in trouble! (Psalm 46:1–2) I encourage you to rest in the faithfulness of God and allow His unbreakable promises be your hope! 

“Though the mountains may move, and the hills may shake, My kindness will never depart from you. My promise of peace will never change!" (Isaiah 54:10) "I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said!" (Psalm 89:34) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, thank You for being forever faithful to every promise and for the hope You have given me. Receive my obedience today in appreciation for all You have done for me! I humbly pray, in Jesus' name, amen… Have a great day! Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you’re extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! In His service, Jacob...