Friday, September 19, 2014

This Is The Day The LORD Has Made! Let's Rejoice & Be Glad Today! (Psalm 118:24 GWT)

Rejoice In The Lord Always. I Will Say It Again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NIV) Today is a day of new grace, mercy and love from our heavenly Father! (Lamentations 3:22-23) We can rejoice in this day for the gracious gifts God has given us and rejoice in Him for being good all the time, forever faithful, merciful, our Healer, our Provider, our Strength and our Redeemer. God is so much more, so that’s just a sampling to get you in the spirit of rejoicing—if you’re not already there. We rejoice in God not because He gives us everything we want, but because He is at work all around us for our good and His glory. (Romans 8:28) God’s fingerprints are all over this day. Greater is coming. The greater the test, the greater your testimony will be. Sometimes circumstances blind us and we need a reminder to help us remember—God is in control. God has a reason and by faith, you will see it, but for now—I encourage you to take a moment and truly think about who created this day and everything in this day, and rejoice and be glad in God’s wonderful gift to you!

“Rejoice and be glad, because you have a great reward in heaven!” (Matthew 5:12) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me:
LORD, thank You for this day of learning, choices, new grace, mercy and love! As I go throughout this day You have purposed for me, I pray that my life brings You glory and honor. 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, September 18, 2014

Give Thanks In All Circumstances; For This Is The Will Of God In Christ Jesus For You. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Give Thanks To The LORD, For He Is Good. His Love Endures Forever! (Psalm 136:1) All throughout the Bible we’re urged to give thanks to God. Nobody’s life is perfect, but we can choose not to complain and be thankful. Thankfulness is a matter of perspective. We can choose to look at conditions negatively or positively. There is always something to be thankful for, even when conditions are not so good. For example, you may not feel thankful for your job, but you thank God you have health insurance for you and your loved ones. You may not be thankful for the doctor’s diagnoses, but you can be thankful because it could have been worse. When you choose to turn your focus from complaining to thankfulness—God’s fullness, God’s joy and God’s peace flows in you! I encourage you to always give thanks to God, because no matter what’s happening, no matter how dark the situation, no matter what’s up against you {secretly or openly}—God is in control and He can be trusted!

“Never worry about anything, but in every situation let Me know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then My peace, which goes beyond anything you can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions!” (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father of exceeding abundance, I give you glory and I’m thankful You are able to do all things well. Whenever I begin to become negative or complain, help me by giving me a gentle nudge or a reminder that You are good all the time and I have so much to be thankful for. I thank You and 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...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

God Is Able!

All Glory To God, Who Is Able, Through His Mighty Power At Work Within Us, To Accomplish Infinitely More Than We Might Ask Or Think! (Ephesians 3:20 NLT) If your desire is to see positive change in your life, you must constantly think words of faith, speak words of faith and take actions that are in line with your “God” given identity. Life’s greatest successes and blessings come to those who are disciplined in their thoughts and those who keep their expectations high as they wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled. (Romans 15:4) Even if you had an awful yesterday and a restless night, I encourage you to choose good thoughts and speak in faith—Today Will Be A Great Day! “A door of opportunity is opening for me. People will favor me and show me kindness. Today is a day of recovery.” Greater & Better Is Coming For You!

“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, be the consuming focus of my mind, so my thinking and speaking lines up with the greatness You have for me. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, my LORD, my Strength, my Redeemer.  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, September 16, 2014

No Weapon That Has Been Made To Be Used Against You Will Succeed! (Isaiah 54:17 GWT)

The Righteous Person Faces Many Troubles, But The LORD Comes To The Rescue Each Time! (Psalm 34:19 NLT) God’s Kingdom and God’s people will always succeed! Although it may seem like the enemy has the upper hand and he has defeated for a while—due to job loss, sickness, relationship loss, disobedient child—before it’s all over, God will use these difficulties and work all things out for your good, in your favor and for His glory! (Romans 8:28) I encourage today to be still and know your chapter does not end here, although you have experienced difficulty—God promises deliverance!

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will not leave you until I have done all I have promised you!" (Genesis 28:15) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, I thank You for being the omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (ever-present) and the omnipotent (all-powerful) God You are! Thank You for being forever faithful to Your promises! 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...


Monday, September 15, 2014

Keep A Firm Grip On Your Faith! (1 Peter 5:8-10)

Don't Lose Your Confidence! It Will Bring You Great Reward! (Hebrews 10:35) Faith is continual confidence that God’s promises are always true. Disbelief is a lack of confidence or sureness God will keep His promises. The more you walk in unbelief, the less you trust God. Even if your faith isn’t oversized faith, the Bible teaches, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20 NIV) On our Christian journey, everyone who lives a life of faith will experience delay at some point. Some will experience a delay in healing, finances, a job or career, meeting a godly mate, etc... I encourage you—do not give up, until God answers your prayer. Remain confident and trust every promise God has made to you until it comes to pass. No matter how long it takes—your delay does not mean denial!

“At just the right time you will reap a harvest of blessing if you don’t give up!” (Galatians 6:9) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, as I choose to face life’s trials with faith and not unbelief, remind me that I’m not relying on my wisdom, but Yours. Lead me and guide me as I walk by faith, not by sight, trusting You in all things. I humbly pray this prayer, 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, September 12, 2014

God Is Able To Do Whatever He Promises! (Romans 4:21 NLT)

No One Who Waits For God Will Ever Be Put To Shame! (Psalm 25:3) Patience is a treasure for those who aren’t in a hurry. Patience requires proving. (James 1:4) Waiting for God’s timing is never wasted time, it’s important in the growing of our faith. While waiting, we can have the peace and comfort of knowing God’s promises can: keep us during the darkest hour, carry us through the longest day and protect us as we walk through the deepest valley. It’s important we wait on God’s timing and God’s plan, because God sees the big picture—a greater blessing we often try to avoid, because it’s disguised in trouble and hardship. (Job 42:10) I encourage you to hold on a little while longer and continue to trust in God who has never failed to do what He said He would do!

“Never worry about anything, but in every situation let Me know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then My peace, which goes beyond anything you can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions!” (Philippians 4:6-7) I am the LORD! If I say it, it will happen. There will be no more delays!” (Ezekiel 12:25) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: Father, Thank You that You will never leave me nor fail me. (Hebrews 13:5) I ask that You help me in my unbelief to believe and I thank You that You’ve given me promises to hold on to while I wait on You. I humbly pray, in Jesus' mighty name, amen… Never forget, in all circumstances, God loves you and you are extremely valuable and important in God’s eyes! Have a great day and a great weekend! In His service, Jacob...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greater Is He That Is In You! (1 John 4:4)

It’s easy to raise both hands up and say, “This is too hard or impossible” and walk away. In life when things get hard, it’s all for a purpose. (Romans 8:28) Difficulties and hardships in the life of a Christian are occasions for God to demonstrate His power. God is the champion at bringing those who believe in Him from a place of destruction to a place of total victory. No matter the circumstances surrounding, we’re not failures, we’re not quitters—we’re champions elected by God! I encourage you to trust God is working in you through your trials—for your good and for His glory!

"Pray all the time and never give up!" (Luke 18:1) "I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake or let you down! (Hebrews 13:5 Amp) ~ God

Pray This Prayer With Me: LORD, thank You for Your goodness, grace and mercy. I trust in You and I thank You that I can look to You alone for the hope and strength I need. 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...