God will restore!

“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25

God is a restorer. He specializes in restoring to His people all that rightfully belongs to them. Many of you lost time, lost your money, lost your health, lost great opportunities and even lost yourself, but God is faithful and He is restoring everything back to you multiplied. You may know Him to be your Provider, your Peace and your Protection, but God is getting ready to show you another side of His divine nature you may have never seen before–God your Restorer!

Say out loud from your heart, “God is my Restorer! Everything the devil stole from me, God is restoring it all back to me multiplied! I’m not going to try to figure out how or when He is going to bring restoration in my life. I’m just going to trust that He will in His perfect timing and in His perfect way because He is faithful to His promises and He is faithful to me! He will surely restore! In Jesus’ name!”

(Read Psalms 51:12; Jeremiah 30:17; Psalms 23:3)

Joy comes in the morning

Today’s Scripture

“…Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

(Psalm 30:5, NLT)

Joy Comes in the Morning

When you wake up each morning, God sends you a special delivery of joy. It comes knocking at your door. When you get up in faith and make the declaration that “this is going to be a good day,” do you know what you just did? You just answered the door. You just received the gift of joy that God sent to you. The problem is that some people never answer the door. Joy has been knocking for months and months, years and years saying, “Come on! Let me in! You can be happy! You can enjoy your life!”

Make up your mind that you’re going to answer the door for joy. Wake up every morning and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to enjoy this day. I’m going to brighten somebody else’s life. I receive Your gift of joy, today!”

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for joy. Thank You for peace. Thank You for walking me through the difficult times. I choose today to answer the door for joy every single morning so that I can walk in the strength You have given to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Pressing forward!

Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past

I heard somebody say, “Don’t let your heredity stop your destiny.” In other words, don’t let the way somebody treated you, or what they did or didn’t give you keep you from pressing forward and becoming all that God has created you to be.

The people who raised you may have had addictions, but that doesn’t have to be your future. You can be the one to break that negative cycle. Your parents may have had anger issues or never amounted to much, but you don’t have to keep letting that curse be passed from generation to generation. You can be the one to say, “No more. This is a new day! I may have had an unfair past, but I’m not going to have an unfair future. I know God put a blessing on me before anybody could put a curse, and I’m not going to let my heredity stop my destiny.”

Today, know that God is for you! Seek Him with a humble heart and break free from the bondages of the past. When you choose to put Him first in your life, then nothing can stop your destiny!

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for empowering me by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for giving me new life. I choose to let go of the past. I won’t let it define me, but I will let Your truth define me and lead me into victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.”

Jesus is..

Jesus Is Your Righteousness

The work of righteousness will be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in a peaceful habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Isaiah 32:17-18

Isaiah teaches you that the key to your transformation is the presence of the Spirit (Isaiah 32:15). So, now, ask the Holy Spirit guide your life, then the righteousness of Jesus will bring peace, quietness, confidence, and safety.

Peace

Jesus says, “My peace I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful” (John 14:27). You can have Jesus’ peace when you’re surrounded by unfavorable situations or crises: dangerous mobs, people’s misunderstanding of you, and abandoned by friends, or any crisis. It is peace, knowing God knows what is best for you and will guide your life because you trust Him completely.

Quietness

In Jesus, you have a quietness of your soul, under the mighty hand of God, amidst all the calamities in the world. The quietness comes from knowing God has your best interest in mind and that in the end, it will be for the best.

Safety

Jesus warps with His love and protects you when you are in a dangerous environment. God sends you an angel to protect you if you let God (Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14).

Also, being saved and safe in God means we don’t fear death. Because Jesus is Resurrection and Life (John 11:25). So, you can dwell in safety in God’s arms, fearing nothing.

Confidence

When Jesus in your heart you will have a confidence and assurance of God’s mercy, and the fulfilling of His promises. You are so precious and valuable in God’s sight, that God was willing to empty all of the heavens just to save you.

You are worth so much to Jesus that He was willing to miss out of heaven if you weren’t there. How can you not be confident in your worth knowing that?

Pray

Father, help me to be one with Jesus. So, Jesus can be my righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30), today and always. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

Declare

Declare today from your heart: “I’m not giving up and I’m not turning around. I’ve come too far. I’m going to keep trusting in my God. I’m going to trust Him because I have no other choice. He’s been my help, and under the shadow of His wings, I will rejoice, The LORD is my strength and He fight my battles. I receive His strength right now to endure. I will come out on top. I will win in life no matter my losses. I am victorious through Jesus and my God will be glorified in my life!”

Strength under control

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

(Matthew 5:5, NKJV)

Strength Under Control

When most people hear that word “meek,” many times they think of a weak, shy, reserved or timid person who lets everybody run all over them. But that’s not at all what it means to be meek. Meekness is not weakness; it’s strength under control. Meekness is like a wild horse that has been tamed. He’s just as strong, just as powerful, has just as much speed as before, but now that strength is under control. You can walk up to him, pet him, lead him around, get on him and ride him. But don’t be fooled. He has the same power, the same tenacity as before, he’s just learned how to control it.

When you’re a meek person, you don’t have to go around trying to straighten everybody out. You don’t respond to every critic. People may be talking about you, but you don’t let it bother you. You may have the power to do something about it, but you realize your time is too valuable. You don’t fall for every distraction. Instead, you keep your focus on what God has called you to do. You keep your strength and power under control so that you choose to stay in peace and move forward in the victory the Lord has in store for you.

A Prayer for Today

“Father in heaven, thank You for the blessing of meekness. I choose today to be a person of self-control. Help me to know when to speak and when to listen, when to respond and when to hold back so that I can honor You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

The things that matter …

Unfading Beauty

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. (NLT) ( 1 Peter 3:4 )

We spend a lot of time focusing on our outward appearance such as perfecting our hairstyle, improving our physique, selecting the right clothes. In all, a lot of thought goes into creating just the right look. Do we spend the same amount of time cultivating our inner beauty? We know what inner beauty looks like…patience, generosity, peace-loving, fearless, and filled with a silent strength. Are we spending more time worrying about the color of our teeth instead of the kind of words that come out of our mouth? Ultimately our words are a reflection of our heart.

Focus today on what matters. ❤️