A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (HCSB)
Have you ever enjoyed the craziness of a scavenger hunt where you are dependent upon finding the clues to guide you in the way you need to go? Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves feeling helpless and clueless, like stumbling in the dark, with a fear of falling and no map or plan to follow. How encouraging to learn in these scriptures that we can trust that the Lord takes pleasure in establishing our steps and showing us the path we need to follow. He promises that even if we stumble along the way, He is holding our hand to strengthen and protect us from any overwhelming fall. Lord, establish our steps, please hold our hand and protect us as we follow you out of the dark and confusing times of our lives; that we may know Your pleasure upon us and the joy of Your presence with us. Amen.
“No one lights a lamp and then hides it, covering it over or putting it where its light won’t be seen. No, the lamp is placed on a lampstand so others are able to benefit from its brightness. Because this revelation lamp now shines within you, nothing will be hidden from you—it will all be revealed. Every secret of the kingdom will be unveiled and out in the open, made known by the revelation-light. So pay careful attention to your hearts as you hear my teaching, for to those who have open hearts, even more revelation will be given to them until it overflows. And for those who do not listen with open hearts, what little light they imagine to have will be taken away.” Luke 8:16-18 TPT
This is the Season of Light. Adonai sent His Light – Jesus Christ into this world during this season. This is an amazing Revelatory Word from the Lord, one with a promise and a warning. When His Light of Revelation dwells within us Nothing is hidden. Wow, What a Promise. We are also told to pay careful attention to our hearts as we hear His teaching, for those who have open hearts, even more revelation will be given until it overflows. And to those who do not listen with open hearts, what little light they imagine to have will be taken away.
Stop for a moment and let His Word sink in. Is your heart open to His Revelation? What level of excitement do you receive His Word? Are you barley searching for Him or eagerly searching for Him?
Personally, There is no greater joy in my life than hearing His word and learning something new. There is always more to learn. How truly exciting is that?
Today, may the fullness of His Word be revealed to you. May you receive all that He has for you and may you go forward and fulfill the purpose for which He created you. Seek Him with your heart open wide so that you can receive His revelation until it overflows.
We come before You today LORD and ask You to show each of us personally where our hearts may be closed. Show us how to open our hearts fully to You and receive this promise that nothing will be hidden from us. All will be revealed, every secret of the Kingdom. For Your glory alone – let our lights shine in Jesus name Amen
Blessings and Shalom in Jesus name during this Season of Light.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)
Have you ever enjoyed a summer night of frogs croaking, crickets creaking and fireflies flitting? Or have you ever taken the time to look for pictures in the clouds or watched for falling stars in a dark night sky? Isn’t it interesting how much we can see and hear if we will just take the time to be still. Sometimes, in the still and isolated places, we may also have to face our encroaching fears and emptiness or our feelings of being all alone. But, in this scripture, God instructs us that we will find Him in the still and quiet place. Our Heavenly Father desires for us to cease from our struggles and striving to find the comfort, peace and rest we so long for in the stillness of His presence. Whatever we may be facing in the uncertainties and upheavals of this world our God declares in this scripture that He will be exalted above all else in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us and is our refuge. Selah means to ponder and think of that! Amen!
Jesus The Word remained ever present with the Eternal Creator. His speech shaped the entire cosmos.
All things were birthed in Him. His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light. A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched.
The Eternal gave each of us free will to Believe. To choose Jesus as our Lord. To be a part of His family. This is a choice that each and every one of us must make during our one opportunity to be on this earth. Man has ONE life to live. Please do not be deceived about this because if you choose the deception that all roads lead to God or that you have multiple lives– you are telling the Creator who spoke the entire cosmos into being that His way is of none effect and that you totally and completely reject Him and His chosen Way.
His Word says that His breath filled all things – this means that the ability to see and hear Jesus the Light of the World already exists within your being. Your choice is really light or darkness.
Please know thought that His light thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms and It cannot and will not be quenched. You can choose to be a part of His Living Light and live Eternally with Him or suffer eternal darkness and separation from Him.
O Eternal, today I pray over each and every person reading that they would choose Your Word. Your Light cannot and will not be quenched. May each one know that Jesus was ever present with you as You created the entire cosmos. Believers Believe 100%. May each one choose to believe that Your breath filled all things including their own being with Your Living Breathing Light. May Your Light be ignited within each of us right now – Light Be – Truth Be – in Jesus name.
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Have you ever wondered how to find God’s will? What if the three things listed in this verse were the keys to discovering and experiencing God’s will? In the many tests, trials and desperate situations we face each day we all face the opportunities to choose how we respond to life’s difficulties. What if we would choose to rejoice in the Lord’s overcoming power instead of worrying? What if we would choose to pray in faith instead of yielding to fear? And, what if we would choose to give thanks for the opportunity to see God demonstrate His abundant provision for us instead of grumbling and complaining? In Matthew 19:26 Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” With His sufficient grace for today in everything that comes your way, be encouraged to rejoice, pray and give thanks that will set your feet on the path of God’s will concerning you. Yes, Lord!
I set my will to give Adonai thanks eternally because of all that He has done in my life. I will wait on His name because it is Good in the presence of His godly ones.
Setting our will is a key for strategic Victory in Jesus. We must forgive by faith, walk by faith, set the free will that Adonai has given to us to give thanks in every situation and circumstance of life because He is Good. As we give Thanks to Him for everything and follow after Him with all of our hearts, He will make our way prosperous and give us success in His way.
Joshua 1:8 (NASB) 8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may [a]be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will [b]have success.
So today LORD we come before You in Jesus name and give You all of the Thanks because You are good. We will read Your Word and ask Holy Spirit to bring Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of You LORD. As You reveal Your Word to us Lord, we will not depart from it. We will meditate on the Word that You reveal unto us and give us Wisdom as a new tool in our spiritual tool box and use it as You instruct us to. We trust You to make us prosperous and successful in the things that You alone have ordained for each of us. Abba, make our prayers, intercession, supplications, petitions, declarations and decrees Your well formed arrows that hit the target every single time, in Jesus name Amen.
As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 (NKJV)
Are you frustrated with your imperfections, disappointed in the imperfect people in your life, or weary of this imperfect world? What a huge comfort to discover the realization that the ways of our God are perfect and to know with assurance that His Word has proven to be perfect, too. He is the protector and defender of all who put their trust in Him. He alone is the Almighty God above all gods and majestic Lord above all lords. There is nothing in this world more sure, more solid and more dependable than our God, The Rock. Our loving, compassionate and merciful God lifts us out of our pity puddles of discouragement, renews our strength and even makes our crooked rough roads into perfect paths of peace. Thank You, Lord!
During this Season of Thanksgiving may we all Give Adonai thanks among the Peoples. May we all sing praises to Him among the Nations because we know that His Love is higher than the heavens, and His faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Adonai, we are thankful to You. We realize that You are our provider. We give You and You alone all praise, honor and glory. Thank You LORD with our hearts we cry out to YOU.
Help each of us to see Your harvest from Your perspective. It is bountiful and glorious and we Praise You for it. Jesus Name Amen
I speak Shalom over each of you today and I truly Love you all beyond measure.
Being Thankful is a strategy for Victory in Jesus.
Today imagine a total stranger walking up to you and handing you the one thing that you truly desire, smiling and then walking away.
Just stop for a moment and ponder your reaction. Would you offer them thanks? Would you run up and give them a hug. Or would you walk away and not say a word?
What Rules your heart? Something certainly rules each of our hearts, either peace or unrest. Personally I yield and let the peace of Christ rule my heart. He has called us to one body and I’m so very Thankful. I’m thankful thousands of times per day. My heart is full of Thankfulness toward the LORD, sometimes I think He just looks at me with soft smiles and peaceful grins.
See, He walked up to me one day and offered me the one thing that my heart truly desired and I have been running after Him since that very moment. Thanking Him and embracing His Peace that surpasses all comprehension, allowing Him to guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. I am anxious for nothing. I pray and offer supplication with thanksgiving and make my requests known to God. He is my Peace and I am Thankful.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Being Thankful is a Victorious Strategy for life.
I speak the Blessing of the Lord over your life and Shalom-365
But Moses said to the people, “Fear not! Stand firm! And see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see again. The Lord shall fight for you, while you hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14 (MEV)
Have you ever felt trapped between the battles behind you and impossibilities before you? Do you find yourself at the end of options and at the end of your strength? In the words of Moses in these scriptures we are reminded that our loving all powerful God is with us. We are commanded to relinquish our fears, to stand strong and cling to Him, for He is fighting to save us. Casting all our fears on the Lord, He stills our hearts and restores our peace to trust that He is more than able to move mountains, part the seas and destroy all things against us never to be seen again! Lift your hope and lift your eyes to see the salvation of God in your life today. Then receive His comforting presence to dwell in His freedom from all fear and to know the peace of God that passes understanding for He fights for you. Selah, ponder and rest in this truth. Amen.