Progress Through Problems #change #focus #shift #sight

When will I see that my progress, through my problems, is more beneficial than looking, focusing, only on those things that are trying, that hurt, and are hard to face?  Where do I look? Where do I go?

So many times, our problems seem impossible to change, to ever get better.  So many things are happening around us.  So much seems to get in our way, distracting us, blocking us, so that we can’t see that God is there.  There are times when situations are overwhelming and consuming. 

But there is God! 

God has been there, with you, with us, the whole time.  Suffering is a part of life.  Jesus, The Christ, suffered, greatly.  Why would it be different for us? What’s next? When will it change?

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” – Psalm 91:1 KJV

I (we) shall look towards God, who is my (our) Help! I (we) must shift focus towards Heaven and away from things that are attacking our Spiritual being.  We wrestle against spirits, confusion, things earthly and things in the Spirit realm. 

Let’s pray:

Dear God, Our Father.  We come to say thank You for everything.  Thank You for the good, and thank You for the bad.  Lord, we admit to You that it is hard to see success when faced with situations that have failed, for now.  Help us to see that You, oh God, direct us.  You, oh God, are our shelter, our protection. 

Lord, we look to You for help.  Rescue us. Deliver us. Set us free. Help us to see as You see.  Lord, You’re bigger than our problems.  Lord, You’re bigger than our suffering.  Help us to endure until the end.  Help us to focus on the positive and look for You as our strength, our Way-Maker. 

God, You designed us to prosper, to succeed! There is no failure in You! This prayer is signed, sealed, and delivered, to You, through Jesus The Christ, it is well with our soul, Amen.

Remember: The enemy is not going down without a fight! We are soldiers.  We have to fight mentally, emotionally, and Spiritually.  We must know The Word of God to use as a weapon, a shield.  We must pray and praise.  Finally, we must worship God for who He is!

Today’s Scriptures:

2 Timothy 2:3-4 NKJV | New King James Version

3 You therefore must endure[a] hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

Ephesians 6:12 KJV |King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Psalm 121:1-2, 3,5,7 NIV | New International Version

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Miracles Moving: Morning & Midnight

I hear The Lord saying that He will be present, in the morning, and at Midnight.  Everything you need, go to Him in prayer. Let God know what you desire.

Some of us have been waiting for The Lord to answer and His response is

“Obey Me!” “I’ll do it for you!”

Prayer: God, we need Your favor to saturate our lives. God, we need You to make yourself known, to us! So many have toiled and cried, for a while; this is due to heartbreak, depression, stress and anxiety, worrying about what they’re going to do to make ends meet.  But, YOU, oh God, can do anything! There’s no limit to You!  Revive us, again! Renew us, again! Restore us, again! Make a way for us, again! God, in the morning and at midnight, we stop to thank You!  We cry out to Our Father, Our Jehovah Jireh! Your move, oh God, is coming! Help us to trust You! This prayer is signed, sealed, and delivered, to You, through Jesus The Christ, Amen.

Disclaimer: Yes, I am well aware that our God is omnipresent! The Word that He gave me for His (specific) people has a specific time (morning and Midnight). If you believe, do this one thing: give Him praise and pray, from your heart, to God, in the morning and at Midnight, for the rest of the week! If you’re sincere, watch God move miracles into position for you!

Today’s Scriptures

Psalm 69:13; 32 | Berean Study Bible

(13) But my prayer to You, O LORD, is for a time of favor.

(32) The humble will see and rejoice. You who seek God, let your hearts be revived!

Isaiah 26:9 KJV | King James Version

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Psalm 5:3 CEB | Common English Bible

Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.
In the morning I lay it all out before you.
Then I wait expectantly.

Lamentations 2:19 KJV | King James Version

Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Psalm 119:62 MSG | The Message

I get up in the middle of the night to thank you;
your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning!

God’s GRACE Gift #grace

People of God, if we are truly real and honest with God, we will come to the conclusion that we have not paid for all of our sins that we do, against Him.

Today is a day to thank God for His Grace.  I’ve found His grace is sufficient; it’s all I need.  It is by grace that we are saved!

EXERCISE: BIBLE – find a scripture on GRACE and repost!

Let’s remember that GRACE is what’s keeping us; God doesn’t always give us, as we deserve! God provides us FAVOR.

My Prayer: Oh Lord, Our God, I know that I have sinned before you.  I know that there are times when I do my own thing and don’t realize that damage it could do. God, I come before your Throne of Grace to say thank you.  God, I appreciate Your goodness and Your loving-kindness towards me! God, please forgive me and help me to walk, in Your way. Help me to be led by Your Spirit.  This prayer is signed, sealed, and delivered, to You, through Jesus The Christ, Amen.

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 103:8-12 NIV | New International Version

8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Your Worship Perfects Your Praise! #praise #worship

People of God,

What can you be doing, in the Coronavirus season?  In every season, in every predicament, in every situation, GOD IS STILL WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE!

GOD STILL DESIRES OUR PRAISE, OUR WORSHIP, EVEN RIGHT NOW!

  • Have you ever thought that God wants more time with you?

If you love God, the way that you say you do, your Spirit will yearn to hear from Him, to be in His presence.  Your Spirit is beckoned by God to commune with Him.

Worship is your intimate space with God.  Worship requires that you think, deeply, about Who God is…just because of who He is. Then, your praise is a direct response to your worship. When you praise, your worship becomes stronger!

Today’s Scriptures:

Revelation 3:20 ESV | English Standard Version

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Isaiah 25:1 NIV | New International Version

Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.

Psalm 150:6 NIV | New International Version

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT | New Living Translation

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.

Matthew 24:32-35 NLT | New Living Translation

32“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. 33In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. 34I tell you the truth, this generation j will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. 35Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.

Giving God Thanks Requires Giving! #giver #abundance #actionbehindwords

People of God, we must get to a place where we are comfortable with sharing the generosity of God, with others.  Why be selfish, since God has given to you? Why not give to others?  We must realize that God has been too good to us for us to keep it to ourselves! Share and share, some more! Don’t you know that by giving, you won’t run out? 

If you empower someone else, not just with words, but with actions, with movement behind the words, God will keep enlarging (increasing) your territory!  The Bible explains this in several passages of Scriptures.

Put some action behind your words.  Since you say God is Our Provider, give as He has so graciously given to you!  (verse 7)

It’s time to be a GIVER! Don’t be concerned about always GETTING.  Sow (give) to others.  Give so that you can have an abundance.

If all you’re doing is stockpiling, for yourself, you will miss out on what God has to give to you. Your hands will be too full.  God told us to give and He will reward us.  What are you holding onto that should be given to someone else?

Ministry requires giving.

Question: Erica, you know that times are getting scarce, how can I be a giver when I feel I barely have enough for myself?

Answer: The Lord says, give, from your “few” and “He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you” – verse 10. This will give “thanks to God” – verse 12.

PRINCIPLE: Giving God Thanks is to Give to Others

Today’s Scripture:

2 Corinthians 9:6-14 NLT | New Living Translation

6Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”c 8And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9As the Scriptures say,

“They share freely and give generously to the poor.

Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”d

10For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generositye in you.

11Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 12So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalemf will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.