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Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.(Romans 10:1)

God, take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Circumcise their heart so that they love you (Deuteronomy 30:6)! Father, put your Spirit within them and cause them to walk in your statutes (Ezekiel 36:27). Grant them repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:25–26). Open their hearts so that they believe the gospel (Acts 16:14)!

I love you and pray you receive the Holy Spirit, His Word and for your relationship to grow in Christ Jesus like no other.  Abide in Christ and in His word - ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED 2Timothy 3:16 without error!

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

2 Corinthians 9:11-12 NIV

Father God, You have blessed us with gifts and talents and in so many ways. May we freely give generously to others honoring and glorifying You in all we do. I pray we are a walking testimony of Your love You so graciously give.

Joshua 1:9

…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

One of my favorite verses. I pray this for my children almost everyday. God gave us a spirit of power, not of fear. 2Timothy 1:7 God needs to be your confidence, your everything. Abide in Christ, grow in Christ, draw near to Christ and may God's peace be with you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. Joshua 1:7

Meditate on His good Word and make it personal to you.

“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 NIV

Thank you Father God for your mighty word of promises. Thank you for giving me a Spirit of power and strength and love. A faithfulness to honor You, to glorify You, to draw near to You in times of trouble. May I come seeking You Father with all my body and soul, ears to hear, patiently waiting on Your good works-blessings. You Father are my everything and I am nothing without You. Holy Spirit control every thought, action, and words from me. I want to be walking in Your Spirit. Hallelujah! Amen!

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.

-ROMANS 1:24

You only live once. It's no big deal. Have fun. How many times do we hear this. Than we complain when things are not going well with our finances, health, or relationships. When we don't follow God's will for our lives we will find disaster and disappointment. 
 I think about my past and how much anger and embarrassment I had appose to now living in a relationship with Christ and having peace and comfort through so many trials that life gives you. Father God reveal any sin in my life. Discipline me and may I always draw near to You. Seeking Your face and always being hopeful and staying faithful to You, my Shepherd, my Lord and Savior.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4

Paul in prison being content in Christ Jesus having peace and rejoicing in the Lord. Paul so busy with the ministry of Christ, he needed some time to rest and write these wonderful letters for you and I. Think about that being in prison. God's plan is so perfect and when we're in Christ we are in peace. Our struggles in life build our endurance in our faith. It allows us to minister and comfort others who are going through the same struggles we went through. If we would only run after Jesus like our first love every day. Remember those days, you couldn't get enough time with her or him. Or maybe it was your brand new car. The smell, the comfort of cruising around. Well God is so much,much more. We can't even comprehend His love and grace He has for us. A personal relationship with Christ gives us peace and comfort and joy in all circumstances. I pray you have His peace today and every day. 

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice, “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,”

Psalm 95:1-8 NIV

Meditate and sing to the Lord...

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”

Psalm 95:1-2 NIV

“Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God. From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.”

Galatians 6:13-18 NIV

What counts is the new creation. May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and Heavenly Father need to be our first love and commitment each day we live. When we keep our relationship with Christ first and center, the Holy Spirit will guide and lead us to do and say the right things. The devil is constantly attacking us in our marriages, at our work place, everywhere we go. But we have the Sword-His Holy Scriptures to fight him off. Keep God first and centered in all you do and watch the flowers grow in all areas of your life. Hallelujah! You Father receive all the praise and glory. May God's peace be with you in Christ our Lord and Savior....

2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 1 Peter 2: 

May we come to The Lord seeking for wisdom and understanding, totally dependent on Christ in all things, feasting on every Word-Scripture. As we continue to grow in Christ, He will continue digest what we need. His timing is perfect and His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. Continue to be a baby clinging to every word, seeking The Lord's face and every whisper. But also continue to grow in your meals and serving Christ. "Be strong and of good courage ; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Timothy 4: 

What life are you living? For God or for self. Are you working towards retirement or to live out God's will? There is no retirement in the Bible. If you feel like you're in a rut, a rat race, on a treadmill going no where; take time this week with the Lord Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father and set some goals in all areas of your life. Know and learn your God given gifts. Ask the Lord to give you the desires of your heart according to His will. Psalm 37:4 Psalm 20:4 How may you be a pleasant aroma to others? Are a sweet aroma to God? As saints, as a child of God we need to be encouraging, inspiring reflecting the light of Christ to all. 

Don't tell me you can't do it! God has given us a spirit of power, not fear! We are conquerors-warriors in Christ. We already have victory in Christ. With God all things are possible. Not easy, but so worth it.  May The Holy Spirit convict you in your hope and faith in His Holy Word. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.””

Mark 4:35 NIV

“He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!””

Mark 4:40-41 NIV 

When you are in the eye of the storm, remember the same God that calms the storm is the same God causing the storm and taking you right through it. Don't run away, but to Jesus. He is in the boat with you. He gives you peace, comfort, and rest during these trying times. May your faith never waver but call out to The Almighty God: Have thine own way with me, Lord 

Thou art The Potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me. After thy will, while I am waiting, Yielded and still.

I thank you Jesus for all the storms, trials, and punishments. It was these times that drew me to You. To cleanse me, to mold me, to transform me into a personal relationship with You. I look forward to the storms ahead it's than I have no answers, no strength; but I cling to You my Everything. 

God, take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Circumcise their heart so that they love you (Deuteronomy 30:6)! Father, put your Spirit within them and cause them to walk in your statutes (Ezekiel 36:27). Grant them repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:25–26). Open their hearts so that they believe the gospel (Acts 16:14)!

“The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.””

John 10:17-18 NIV

Jesus loves you and I. He died for us to give us eternal life with Him the Father. I love how Jesus repeats himself so many times throughout  scripture. We are so dense. Just as we repeat our importance to others; Jesus does the same. Don't run from Jesus but to Him. His arms are open with agape love. His grace is sufficient for you and I. Everyday is a new life in Christ. Hallelujah!

Come to me, all you sinners who need a Savior. And I will forgive you and accept you and love you with all my heart forevermore. Hallelujah! Sing! Hallelujah..............

1 Corinthians 10 12 Therefore let him who think he stands take heed that he does not fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. We are all weak and the devil is always attacking. He is a liar making you prideful believing you can do it yourself-will power. Or telling you God wants you to be happy, go ahead pleasure yourself. He is the father of lies. Give it all to Jesus, our Lord and Savior the God of truth and love. He wants you to repent, open up your heart to Him. Call out Abba-Daddy I  need You. I am weak. You are my refuge, my rock and shield, my strength and confidence. Know your weaknesses and start shielding yourself from it never testing God, but trusting in His Faithfulness and Grace with prayer and thanksgiving all through the day. As a child of God, we are conquerors and warriors in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5 17 pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in ChristJesus.

You wanna hear God? You want God to draw near to you? May your relationship with Christ grow more than ever. Meditate on His love letters to you. Come to God like a child dependent on Him for all. 

““Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37 NIV

Father God thank you for cleansing me from all my dirty rags and remembering my sins no more. Hebrews 8:12 Just the other day I saw a Facebook video of two old acquaintances. One who I had much hatred for. I've prayed for him and his salvation within the last year. Always wondering how I would respond if I was ever to see him. After seeing the video of him and his best friend talking about the old times and having no shame; I was fueled with anger and hatred. Only with the power of the Holy Spirit can we forgive such hatred. Jesus on the cross: Forgive them Father for they don't know what they are doing Luke 23:34 and Stephen saying the same words while being stoned to death Acts 7:60.

Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"? Proverbs 20:9

We are all sinners and it's the grace of God, His blood that cleanses us and brings us to a new life-creation in Him. Father, it is Your Power that I need to forgive this person and to pray for him. May you all have a forgiven heart in the name of Jesus Christ. His Spirit heals and strengthens us in all weaknesses. 

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Psalm 16:11 NIV

Father God may we follow your will and not ours. You know what is best for us, Omniscient all knowing God. May we have the patience and strength, guided by Your Holy Spirit waiting to see the fruit from the seeds planted in your Holy righteous name. May we never look to receive the glory in victory. “Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”

Romans 5:11 It is Jesus Christ that receives all the glory and honor. Hallelujah!

6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting * Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only * there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! Galatians 10

The Word of God is truth that's living and able to penetrate human souls (Heb. 4:12). Consider how powerful Scripture is: it can change hearts, save lives from eternal condemnation, and give hope to the hopeless. The devil is always attacking and is the father of lies. Always be praying and walking in the Holy Spirit asking for wisdom and understanding. And may we always have a discerning heart lead by the Holy Spirit.

Pray: Father God-Most High thank You for the love I'm about to receive. Your word is nourishment to my bones. It gives me life and hope. Open my heart and mind to receive all of You with thanksgiving and praise. I love You Daddy and I look forward to receiving You. “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

1 Chronicles 16:8-11 NIV

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.””

1 Chronicles 16:34-36

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” Hallelujah!

“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

Fix your eyes on Jesus; not man or any other idol. All the answers come from The Lord above all. All wisdom and understanding comes from God who wants you to draw near to Him. There are times He wants you to sit still and let Him be in control. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5

Thank you Father for giving us the Fruit of the spirit. May our actions and talk bear much fruit. One fruit, one Spirit with much love. We can do nothing without You. Brothers and sisters, when we are in the Spirit we reflect all the fruit is. It is one fruit with many seeds. Love-agape love endures all, over comes all, Jesus at the cross for you and I. We get it all. Meditate on God's word, It pierces the soul. We are never lacking in the Holy Spirit. Praise God!

““A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”

John 16:32

Jesus, Father of the Most High, Your agape love for us is uncomprehending. May we put our trust and hope in You, Jesus knowing we are never alone. The same Power that lifted You up is for each one of us chosen; who call out Abba-Daddy our Savior, our living hope in You Christ Jesus. We, Your sheep are only a whisper away. May we never run from You; knowing we can do all things in You-Christ who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). May we always draw near to You (James 4:8).

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.””

John 12:32 Praise God. Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace.

““Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32 NKJV

Jesus, You love us so much. Your forgiveness is everlasting. You remember our sins no more. May we obey your every word, give You thanksgiving and praise in all we do. Holy Spirit, You are welcome here, flood my heart with Your presence.

26 Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal." John 6

Father God may we come to You with humbling hearts, too commune with You to know You deeply. Your words give life. May we meditate on ever living truth, seeking to obey every command. You have given us the power of The Holy Spirit. With You all things are possible. Search my heart Father. Do I seek you for what You can do for me? Or what I can do for You? There are sick people out there dying with no peace. Present The Living Word, let The Holy Spirit take over and may the sick-dying receive Salvation, Peace in Christ JESUS who gives eternal life.

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

John 15:13 NKJV

Jesus calls you and I friend. The King of kings, The Lord of lords, God most High calls us friends. How many times do you and I or others say I would love to meet this actor, this athlete, go to this concert, this game, or this broadway show. The Creator of the Universe, The One who knew you and I before we were born loves us so much, He died for us so we can have eternal-everlasting life with Him. Jesus loves you so much, He is asking you to have His hand in marriage. What an honor. I pray we all realize how powerful and faithful His agape love is for us and we don't take It for granted. Spread good cheer Hosanna in the highest! We praise You! I am a child of God. He calls me friend. Jesus loves you more than anyone ever will. Do you know your Friend? Do your friends know your Friend?

DEPTH OF LOVE FOR US

While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

So we will see the depth of Christ’s love in relation to how undeserving are the objects of his love (Romans 5:6-8).

 And if we are rescued from eternal torment and given a place in the presence of God with fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore, we will know a depth of love that surpasses all others (1 John 3:1-3). So we will see the depth of Christ’s love by the greatness of the benefits we receive in being loved by him.

 So we will see the depth of Christ’s love for us in his freedom: “No one takes my life from me; I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:18).

To push this truth to the limit, let me quote for you a Psalm that the New Testament applies to Jesus (Hebrews 10:9). It refers to his coming into the world to offer himself as a sacrifice for sin: “I delight to do your will, O my God” (Psalm 40:8). The ultimate freedom is joy. He rejoiced to do his redeeming work for us. The physical pain of the cross did not become physical pleasure. But Jesus was sustained through it all by joy. He really, really wanted to save us. To gather for himself a happy, holy, praising people. He displayed his love like a husband yearning for a beloved bride (Ephesians 5:25-33).  

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

I John 3:1-3 NKJV

I am no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God. To be in a relationship with Jesus Christ is beyond words. Derek Jeter humbly says he wouldn't change his life with anyone. To be a Yankee. The career he had was amazing. We tend to look at athletes and make them idols and wish to be them. To have true success, freedom, to have true peace and comfort is be in Christ, a child of God. Everlasting life-love is found in Christ Jesus. I am no longer a salve to fear; I am a child of God.

14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot *be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5

Thank you Jesus for your agape love, dying on the cross, sinless, for  my salvation. Jesus, You have given us a spirit of power, a light to shine to all. May the marriage you have with Jesus Christ be contagious to all. May we constantly look like we are on our honeymoon. Those of us who are married or been married remember those days. People need to be encouraged by kindness, peace, comfort, patience, self control in Christ Jesus. God's love must never be hidden. May we always be walking and talking in the Spirit; the light shining on the mountain top. May your honeymoon for Christ be refreshed everyday and expressed to the world without you having to say a word. Thank you Jesus, my Father, my Bride, may Your light shine through me.

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:14 NKJV

What's your goal? Is it to be Christlike? To follow God's will? Do you share the Gospel with others? Do you read the Gospel to be able to understand His love language? Do you know your gifts and talents to be of service to do His will?


“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:12-13 NKJV

Yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean.
-ACTS 10:28

I pray we see God's creation and we are not prejudiced in our thinking. May we love our neighbor, see those hurting around us and pour love into them. With the power of the Holy Spirit we can love and pray for those who have or are hurting us. Anyone can pray and help a friend. Let's be the Good Samaritan in Christ at work today, on line in the store, at the next sporting event, or wherever that enemy may be. Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law. Romans 13:8-10

“So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.”

Luke 4:28-30 NKJV

Father God you never said it would be easy following Your will. Jesus thank for demonstrating the faithfulness in following The will of God. You show us through the commitment and obedience in following the will of The Father we have the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the strength, the peace, the comfort, and even the escape to His Holy mountain. May you run the race for God's kingdom for His glory and honor and you will be rewarded in Heaven.

““Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32 NKJV

He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
-PSALM 62:6

No matter what circumstances you are going through, Jehovah Jireh will provide. Look forward to the blessings, not the difficulties of the present. God is bigger than any situation that arises. Our hope needs to be in Jesus Christ our Salvation. He gives us a spirit of power, not of fear. Hold onto to His promises and meditate on them throughout the day. Father God, You are my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. I have You the Holy Spirit living inside of me. I am here Lord do with me as You please.

8 The grasswithers, the flowerfades, But the wordof our God standsforever. Isaiah 40

Father God thank for your promises. Thank you for giving us a Spirit of power. No matter how difficult the situation may be; may we always come to you in prayer and thanksgiving. May we be used to serve and honor you. Our hope comes in our salvation in You, Jesus. Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. 

““Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Matthew 6:25-33 NKJV

Daddy thank you for your agape love. Learn God's love language for you and meditate is His word daily. Holy Spirit give me the understanding to Your words. Speak to me, I want to change my ways and to live and honor You in all I do.

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 14 But a naturalman does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot* understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraisedby no one. 16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2

Father God thank you for  giving us the power of the Holy Spirit to speak and understand your love language. You give us what we need when we need it at the perfect time. Your ways and thoughts are higher than ours. Most Perfect, Omnipotent, Omniscience Loving Father continue to speak into our mind and heart as we continue to read and obey your commands and decrees with the help of the Holy Spirit our strength and discipline. We can do nothing without out You Jesus Christ. Help me to walk in Your Spirit daily all the days of my life. 

I pray God's word penetrates your soul and take everyone of His words personal. Make it personal! Jesus loves you and wants to use you for His Kingdom. May God's peace be with you.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 NKJV

Don't wait to clean yourself up. Come to the Father-Jesus now. God's peace is better than any luxury car in cruise control, better than sunny beach day with His waves crashing, better than any Sunday sleep with no one around, and more. His trust was verified after the crucifixion when God “raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:20-21). May God's peace be with you.

12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. 13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching. 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. 15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. 16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4 

Do you know your spiritual gift? Are you willing to share the Gospel with others? Jesus died on the cross for you and I. Your salvation and mine. Heaven or hell. He has given us a spirit of power and not of fear to share the Kingdom of God with others. Life is short and we are to make no excuses. Rely on the Holy Spirit to intercede for you in serving and praying for others to come to Salvation in Christ. Know your gifts and begin using them to serve others

25 And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26 And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" 27And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." 28 And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE." Luke 10

Father God, You are Love. You came in the name of Jesus to serve and not to be served. You are the perfect role model to follow. You have given us Your power The Holy Spirit to guide us in everything we do. May we always call out to You, Father Abba! Praying to show us and to be obedient in serving You-others throughout the day. We are so selfish and needy always in a rush to the next errand. Slow us down so we are coherent to the needs around us. Thank you Father God. May we have a servant heart, relying totally on You, in Christ today.

“Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2: Jesus thank you for your loving mercy and grace. May we all realize how sick and unhealthy we are without you Jesus. You our Savior, our Shepherd leading us, guiding us. May we come with humbled hearts relying on You for all strength and comfort and everlasting peace.

In 1 Corinthians 10:13 

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." 

There are three things we can learn from this passage. Number one, no temptation is unique to you. Number two, no temptation can overpower you. God will not let you be tempted to the point that you have to give in. 

And number three, every temptation comes with an escape route. God promises to provide you strength and He promises to provide you an exit.

We need to live in His word become totally dependent and obedient to the word of God. Holy Spirit I need You living inside of me, without You I can do nothing. May your marriage with Christ be your first priority in life and all else will fall in place according to His will for you. Thank you Jesus! Abba!

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 

Hebrews 11:1

5 months ago my daughter Isabella broke both bones in her forearm. She told my wife maybe this was a good thing, my hamstring can now rest and get better. Praise God. Well, she comes back with a completely healed hamstring and an ankle that no longer needs to be taped. Our God heals. Her goal was to make it to Nationals. She competes at regionals; falls on beam, her best event loosing .7 pts. The next event stick lands her vault and I hear the Holy Spirit whispering don't loose faith trust me. She ends up being a 2nd alternate to goto Nationals. Every day we prayed to stay hopeful in God answering her prayers to goto Nationals. Friday morning knowing that all other age groups alternates we're making it. We prayed again staying hopeful. After 2 pm Friday afternoon she got the call, "Your competing at Nationals." Praise God! Her last Doctors visit was Wednesday and he couldn't believe how well she healed. All things are possible with God. Please don't loose hope and never doubt His faithfulness. Jesus loves you and wants to use you. Have an amazing day in His loving grace.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

Father God thank you for your living word. May we obey your every command. May we abide in You, Jesus. Give us wisdom and understanding to follow Your will. May we have ears to hear. I pray as we read God's word and grow in our marriage with Christ; it is to serve and honor Him, to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. May our love and actions toward others demonstrate our love for Jesus Christ. I pray when others see us they see Jesus. Father God, You give us a spirit of power and not of fear. “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.”

Psalms 63:1 NKJV You are my salvation and I will seek You all the day I live.

6 When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him." 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 9 Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either." 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these." 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here." 1 Samuel 16

David: he was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Sam. 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God's purpose for your life is the surest path to success.


Our heavenly Father's purpose for our lives comes from His heart of love--which is perfect. None of us can foretell the great things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan completely. Surrender to Him today and say, "Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done."

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?””

Genesis 3:1 NKJV

“And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ””

Luke 4:3-4 NKJV

Thank you Jesus for teaching us and demonstrating your love for The Father. We are to obey and live by your truth-your living word. It is alive and active. You have given us the Sword of The Spirit to fight back with. We have victory over the devil. Holy Spirit empower me to walk in your path, following Your will. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see.

In Matthew 10:28, 32-33, Jesus told His followers: 

'Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.' 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) to fear is to have a sense of awe and utter respect for Him as the Holy One. His word is final! To live without Christ is is death. With God all things are possible even in the eye of the storm. 

Daily prayer: Father God fill me with your Holy Spirit giving me wisdom and understanding. I can do nothing without You. Direct my paths and thoughts. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see. Amen! 

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”

Mark 1:35 NKJV

O Jesus the Son of the most High. You love us so much. Teacher, You showed us how to pray and when to pray. May we spend alone time in prayer speaking and listening to You Father. Without You Holy Spirit living inside of us we are not capable of living righteous. Nothing is guaranteed except life in You Jesus. Make every day a prayerful day with God the Father - Jesus who loves you more than anyone ever can and will.

“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

John 14:17 NKJV

Father God you are Truth. Your living word-the Holy Bible has NO contradictions. The Old and The New lead to You Jesus Christ. God is all around us. He is Omnipotent all powerful. To doubt His word is to call Him a liar.

Daily Prayer: Holy Spirit reveal Yourself to me in reading Your word. Give me wisdom and understanding. Help me to obey your commands. I can not do it on my own. You are my strength and confidence. Give me little faith so than I can have faith like Abraham. (Read Genesis 12-22).

Luke 4: 18 "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORDIS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACHTHE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SETFREE * THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, 19 TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLEYEAR OF THE LORD." Thank you Father God for giving us your Son Jesus. Holy Spirit open our eyes to see your truth. Give us ears to hear your living testimony. We have freedom and hope in You Jesus. May we not just read your word, but obey it. You are the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through you, Jesus (John 14:6). May we give you all our worries and trust in You, our faithful God. 

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

James 4:1-10 NKJV

Holy Spirit give us ears to hear and wisdom and understanding to your Living Word. Holy Spirit may we come to You with a humble heart. Reveal any sin in my life that's holding me back from honoring and glorifying You. Reflect and reread God's love for you.

“Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.””

Acts 9:1-6 NKJV

Saul-Paul a persecutor, had a Holy Spirit moment and asked The Lord, "what do You want me to do?" Has the Holy Spirit been calling you? The God of forgiveness of ALL sins and of Love want to use you just like Paul (wrote the most books in The Bible). Holy Spirit may we have ears to hear Your calling for us.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV

Make it a transformation day in Christ, our Lord.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." 

When we stop the process of conforming and start the process of transforming, we will begin to look more like Jesus, and less like our culture. Then we will be in a spiritual position to "test and approve what God's will" is for us.

Jesus, our God wants a personal relationship PERSONAL relationship with you and I. Reading the gospel of John is a great way of knowing our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ who wants you to call Him Abba-Daddy.

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Matthew 16:25 NKJV

To walk with Christ, to give your life to Christ, to be cleansed from the blood of Christ. Is there sin in your life that is keeping you from walking hand in hand with Jesus Christ. I pray you have given your life to Christ and are willing to spread the good news, the Gospel-The Kingdom of God. When the Holy Spirit empowers you, God's peace and comfort and strength will be with you. Make today a committed day in matrimony in Christ.

Holy Spirit may we live according to your word. May we obey your every command. Seeking You day and night. To live a righteous life. To be successful is to live according to your Holy Word. The beginning of knowledge is to fear the Lord. (Proverbs 1:7) Proverbs the book of wisdom-God's wisdom not mans.

In Matthew 10:28, 32-33, Jesus told His followers: 

'Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.' 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) to fear is to have a sense of awe and utter respect for Him as the Holy One. His word is final! To live without Christ is is death. With God all things are possible even in the eye of the storm. 

Daily prayer: Father God fill me with your Holy Spirit giving me wisdom and understanding. I can do nothing without You. Direct my paths and thoughts. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see. Amen! 

Proverbs 2:

Moral Benefits of Wisdom

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORDand find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, 13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. 16Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. 18 Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

“and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,”

Colossians 3:10 NKJV

Are there things about yourself you do not like? Do you want to be transformed - Christlike.

By faith, loving Father, I ask You to take over every part of my life—draw me closer to Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””

John 16:33 NKJV

The next time you enter a storm; remember as a believer in Jesus Christ, the God and Savior of His chosen people will give you the peace, comfort, and strength you need to get through it. We have already won as children of Christ. Embrace the trials and tribulations with prayer and praise to God Almighty - Omnipotent all powerful God and look forward to the blessings.

“You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

John 15:14-16 NKJV

To be a friend of God almighty, to be His chosen child, to be able ask of anything in His holy name. I pray you and I don't take our marriage with Jesus lightly. We are to obey His every word. God is not a liar He is Truth and He is the living word. If you are unhappy where your marriage is with Christ, call out to the living God Jesus and pour out your heart and may you be filled with the Holy Spirit who will give you wisdom and understanding, strength, peace and comfort, joy and everlasting agape love.

“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

II Corinthians 12:8-10 NKJV

Paul refers to a thorn in his side to be pulled out. We don't know what this thorn is. What is your thorn? Your pain - weakness that you haven't given to the Lord. His strength is made perfect in your weakness. I don't know about you; but I rather have the power of Christ working for me than relying on my own strength no matter how good I might think I am. Because every good thing is from Above. Your gifts and talents are from The Lord and when we realize that He will make all things work out for His glory. Put all your trust and faith into The Lord Jesus Christ our Savior and Omnipotent all powerful God!

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:5 NKJV

Thank you Father God for Your Holy Spirit, the love and hope that lives inside of me. Without You Holy Spirit, I am selfish and dirty with only temporary pleasures that become sickening. Father God, You are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Prayer: Holy Spirit I love you, I need you living inside of me. I am only righteous with Your power. I can not go on any further without You. Come into my life right now with a song of praise and thanks. Thank you Jesus for your agape love that I look forward to sharing with others today. Amen!

Holy Spirit reveal to me Your truth. Open my my mind and heart in receiving Your word. Give me the understanding as I read Your perfect word.

““I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.”

John 15:1-17 NKJV

Abide- comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to 

I pray you want to be in marriage with the Almighty Father - King of kings Jesus Christ. I spent a whole month in John 15 when I was saved. The best marriage - relationship - friend you will ever have is Jesus. So make today an abiding day.

But I will sing of thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalms 59:16 ASV

I pray you believe in The Almighty God our Savior Jesus Christ as your strength and your refuge. I pray it's not just about receiving certain scriptures that make you feel good. I pray it's about coming into marriage - a personal relationship abiding in His Holy Word empowered by His Spirit to walk in unity with Christ. To live is Christ, to die is gain (Philippians 1:21) this is the message of the letter. Therefore, our lives should be lived to Him, through Him, for Him, with Him, about Him—everything should be about Jesus Christ. Literally humble yourself and sing the psalm out loud in celebrating Jesus who loves you more than anyone ever can and will. 

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)

How satisfying You are to me Lord. May we except all of Your words, not just what appeals to us. You are the light to darkness. May we be transformed by You. Your scriptures breathe life into us. Prayer: Holy Spirit open my eyes to see; give me ears to hear; fill me with wisdom and understanding of Your love language. Thank you Father God in your Holy name Jesus.

Proverbs 4

20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who findthem And health to all their body.23 Watch over your heart with alldiligence, For from it flow the springs of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And putdevious speech far from you. 25Let your eyes look directly aheadAnd let your gaze be fixed straightin front of you. 26 Watch the pathof your feet And all your ways will be established. 27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

God's word is alive and active giving us wisdom and knowledge. These are words that we would pray for our children to grow up and follow. May we who have children or not; follow and obey the Word of God. Always looking to the Scriptures for His wisdom and not mans. Father, You have given us the ways to live, a road map to follow, how to become successful in our relationships and in life. To seek You first, Your Kingdom. Prayer: Holy Spirit empower me, guide me to follow your ways, not mine or others; drawing me closer to You. Give me the strength and patience to get through today. I want to walk in Your Spirit with Your boldness and courage. You are my confidence and shield. I will not waver. You have given me ears to ears and eyes to see. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

“He asked them, “When you put your faith in Jesus, were you given the Holy Spirit?” “No!” they answered. “We have never even heard of the Holy Spirit.””

Acts 19:2 Holy Spirit, You are the power that we need to consume us; to live inside us so we can be transformed-born again. If we want to change our sinful nature and be obedient to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we need to give Him our heart and soul, body and mind and ASK to filled with the power of The Holy Spirit to wanna love and glorify and come into a personal loving romancing relationship with Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father - Bridegroom. An everlasting transformation with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.) being a sweet aroma to all. There are too many unshowered believers walking around. Prayer: Father God, consume me, shower me with Your Holy Spirit so I can be an attractive scent glorifying and honoring You in all I do. Bearing fruit that others want and to draw all to You our loving Savior. Amen!

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

–HEBREWS 11:1

I thank God for the faith He has installed in my heart since I was a child. My whole childhood I was always told from family members and friends of my parents how much they were praying for me. As a parent now and a believer in Jesus Christ with two daughters, I don't just pray but I live inside His word. The Bible is full promises and love letters to give you the faith and hope to get up each day and continue to run the race for the God's glory. Doctors told my parents at the age of 4  I  would be a vegetable. They didn't know my God. Give The Lord a shout of praise and may your faith grow with a God where nothing is to big and nothing is to small. 

“I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20-21 

“we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.”

Romans 8:26

“Christ gives me the strength to face anything.”

Philippians 4:13

Every day we need to pray to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Without its power we will not be able to fulfill the will of God. Prayer:

Holy Spirit consume me with your fire. Control my thoughts and actions. I look forward to serving You today; being a conqueror, being strong and courageous; because I have You the Holy Spirit in me.

49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."Luke 24

We thank you Father for clear decisive instructions. Without your power of the Holy Spirit we are doomed.If we think we can survive on our own; we are playing Russian roulette. May God's power, the Holy Spirit inspire you, encourage you to have the boldness to stand firm on the word of God. Make it a daily habit reading the Holy Scriptures obeying His Word to understand and be filled with God's wisdom. Prayer: Father I want to be empowered by your Holy Spirit to draw closer to You to seek Your Kingdom Your will and not for my selfish needs.

1 I will bless the LORD at alltimes; His praise shall continuallybe in my mouth. 2 My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice. 3O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34 It is so easy to praise the Lord when everything is going well; but how about during troubled times. David sang this during a night of adversity. May God always be in your thoughts. I pray we are all looking to grow as a Christian. Not for  an emotional high - feel good Friday; but to serve, honor, and praise the King of kings and Lord of lords. To bring others to know and come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Every day we should be dedicating time with our Maker, our First Love Jesus Christ. Don't waste anymore time away from the One who truly loves you more than anyone can and ever will. Prayer: Holy Spirit come into my life so I can worship, praise you, love you the way You -  Jesus loves me. 

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”

Ezekiel 36:25-27 NKJV

This should be the heart of every believer. To be clean and to have God living inside of you. Are you willing to walk in His statutes, keep His judgements, obey His living Word (The Holy Bible) to be righteous in The name of Jesus. Evil contradicts who God is and if we are to be in the presence of His righteousness we need to repent of our sins and ask for forgiveness. I pray the Holy Spirit convicts us all of our sins and may we be washed clean and be filled with the Power of The Holy Spirit. As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive. We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive.

I pray you never doubt The Power of The Holy Spirit. He is alive and lives inside of me. Thank You Jesus for your agape love, mercy and grace. Amen!

“He asked them, “When you put your faith in Jesus, were you given the Holy Spirit?” “No!” they answered. “We have never even heard of the Holy Spirit.””

Acts 19:2 Holy Spirit, You are the power that we need to consume us; to live inside us so we can be transformed-born again. If we want to change our sinful nature and be obedient to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we need to give Him our heart and soul, body and mind and ASK to filled with the power of The Holy Spirit to wanna love and glorify and come into a personal loving romancing relationship with Jesus Christ our Heavenly Father - Bridegroom. An everlasting transformation with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.) being a sweet aroma to all. There are too many unshowered believers walking around. Prayer: Father God, consume me, shower me with Your Holy Spirit so I can be an attractive scent glorifying and honoring You in all I do. Bearing fruit that others want and to draw all to You our loving Savior. Amen!


Isaiah 33:21 says, “The Lord in majesty will be for us!”
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). Do we truly comprehend that the Creator of this world is for you and me. We grow up searching for friends-love ones who will stand by our side-have our backs and all the while God says, here I Am. I hope you get it. It doesn't matter what you are going through; The all powerful Omnipotent God of this universe, The King of kings and Lord of lords is for you and no one can stand against you. There is nothing better than waking up every morning in the presence of God, my Maker and Best Friend. Give the Lord a shout of praise! Hallelujah! Amen!
I pray you have welcomed Jesus Christ into your heart and into your home. Holy Spirit you are welcome here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere; oh Your presence Lord.....

Nahum 1:7 says:

'The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.'

I think back to the time I was suspended from work and loosing my father in law; my family and I prayed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit filled us with peace, comfort, and strength. Our God is not a liar, so read The Bible and put your faith and trust into all His promises and God's peace will be with you.

1This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2How long, O LORD, must I call for help?

But you do not listen!

“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,

but you do not come to save.

3Must I forever see these evil deeds?

Why must I watch all this misery?

Wherever I look,

I see destruction and violence.

I am surrounded by people

who love to argue and fight.

4The law has become paralyzed,

and there is no justice in the courts.

The wicked far outnumber the righteous,

so that justice has become perverted.

The LORD’s Reply

5The LORD replied,

God Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth listens to His children and replies. How awesome is our God that He is is willing to listen to our troubles. Are you confident in knowing  God hears the believers out cry and works out all things for His glory. Do you have the patience to be disciplined? Do you believe the the Word of God is alive and active and is used for teaching and rebuking? 2 Timothy 3:16 May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit to hear the word of God and be transformed in His likeness.

“Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.””

John 3:5-8 NKJV

God almighty - Creator of the heavens and earth, how can we doubt your living word? There is so much science can't explain, but You have given us every Truth. Your hand is everywhere. You can take our breath at any moment. Your word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). Holy Spirit may Your word give life to every  reader. Knowing there is only life through Jesus Christ. May we not pick and choose of our convenience what to believe to satisfy the flesh. But come to obedience of your living word. Make today a new beginning of hope in Jesus Christ.

““Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 10:34-39 NKJV Read this a few times, it doesn't sound to comforting. But when we put Jesus first in our lives, obeying His word and the will for our lives; we will be a better husband/wife, father/mother, son/ daughter. The Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). Put your relationship with Jesus Christ first and watch the fruit of The Holy Spirit make you an attractive sweet smelling aroma.

God, you stretched out the heavens like a tent (Psalm 104:2).
You make the clouds your chariot(Psalm 104:3).
You put the mountains in their place(Psalm 104:5).
You poured the oceans, and drew its shoreline (Psalm 104:6, 9).
You dug out every valley (Psalm 104:8).
How big is our God? Just some scripture to reflect His greatness. But His greatest act is His love for us; His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross for you and I. The hands of Jehovah God-Omnipotent all powerful God, are all around us; may we be given thanksgiving and praise all the days of our life.

34 "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of MyFather, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and youclothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' 37"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feedYou, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 'And when did we see You astranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 'When did we see Yousick, or in prison, and come to You?'

40 "The King will answer and say to them,'Truly I say to you, to the extent * that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' Matthew 25:34-40. Father God we can be so impatient and selfish; we don't recognize others around us. You have called us to serve. May we trust The Holy Spirit in giving us the strength, confidence, and wisdom in doing the will of God. Pray for the needs and serving of others and watch how God works in your life. May we look to serve and not be served. Make it a day of giving in Christ.

“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV

He gives power to the weak. Do you trust God Almighty the Creator of the heavens and earth-Jesus Christ our Savior? When we give our life to Christ; we realize how weak and filthy we were. The Holy Spirit comes into our lives releases our chains of burdens and gives us new life. We become totally dependent on Jesus our Rock and Shield.

Prayer: Jesus I need You in my life. Cleanse me of the pride I've been holding onto. I give You all of me, every area of my life: my job, my marriage, my .......... empower me with your Holy Spirit to follow Your will, Your plans for my life in serving You Jesus.

Jesus loves you so much and wants all of you: body, mind, and soul at the altar with Him.

34 Jesus said to them, "My foodis to do the will of Him who sentMe and to accomplish His work.35 "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comesthe harvest '? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. 36 "Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; sothat he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37"For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and anotherreaps.' 38 "I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor." John 4:34-38  I think of all the people God put/used in my life to help me become the man I am today. People who kept me from doing steroids, encouraged me to the professions I have today, my parents who raised, and most important all the seeds planted in my life that led me to my salvation. What seeds are you planting? Are you encouraging/inspiring people to wanna know Jesus? Heaven or hell? How awesome will it be when you're in Heaven and someone you don't even recognize says thank you for showing me Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is our hope and salvation our cure to death; don't keep Him to yourself. Start planting and watering and watch others reap what you're about to sow.

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

II Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV

We are to be a sweet aroma of love attractive to be around, the hope of drawing others to Christ.  Holy Spirit you are welcome here; flood our hearts with your fragrance of love and peace, patience and kindness. 

What sense of smell are you giving off to others? Are you someone others enjoy to be around? May you be a sweet smelling aroma; attractive to others.

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

Psalms 139:13-14 NKJV

May every day be a day of thanksgiving and praise to our almighty Creator. Living to praise our almighty King. May we spend time singing praise to God our Father worshipping His Holy name Jesus our  Savior, who breathes life into us. Thank you Jesus. When you don't know what to say, just say Thank you Jesus. There is power in the name of Jesus.

“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.””

John 7:37-38 NKJV

Jesus, You are the only way. We can do nothing in our strength. May we cry out to You, Holy Spirit empower us with your strength and wisdom. May your light shine through us reflecting your love and may we be a sweet aroma attracting others to You.

…all this abundance that we have provided to build Thee a house for Thy holy name, it is from Thy hand, and all is Thine. 

–I CHRONICLES 29:16

Jireh our Provider, every good thing comes from You. May we bless You by blessing others today. May we have loyal hearts to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, Your statutes to do all things in Christ. May we not be selfish in our giving; but give generously of the gifts and talents you have blessed us with. 

“So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.”

Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

Holy Spirit empower us with your wisdom and might. We are so limited in our own strength and knowledge. Every day we need to call out to the Holy Spirit for empowerment, direction, and wisdom. You have given us a spirit of power and not of timid.

Recognize and repent of any doubt or fear you may have allowed to creep into your thoughts.

Next, ask the Lord Jesus Christ to make you alert to opportunities around you to become a channel of hope and supernatural help to those around you who are suffering.

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 

–JOHN 15:22

God almighty you have given us the Truth and the Light - Jesus Christ who is the only way to eternal life. We have the Holy Book of righteousness to lead us and show us how to live. Holy Spirit may we not reject You. May we be empowered by You reflecting love to all. So many know the truth, but enjoy living in their sin. We never know the last breath we'll take. May it be filled with You Holy Spirit and May each believer  walk a righteous life to bring hope and salvation to all. There is power in the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit You are welcome here, fill this atmosphere with your Holy presence.

God desires that everyone come to a saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9). To that end, He has granted each person the right to decide whether or not to follow in obedience. However, those who reject the Savior are forewarned that they have settled for condemnation. As believers in Christ may we filled with the Holy Spirit be a walking light of Christ. As we love others, may unbelievers be drawn to the love and faithfulness of Christ our Savior. Father God your word is so powerful; 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4 Holy Spirit I pray each and every person reading your word has given themselves to You. If not I pray for your power to convict them and bring them to salvation now in the name of Jesus! Amen! The lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29 God's peace be with you.

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”

II Corinthians 2:14-15 NKJV

We are to be a sweet aroma of love attractive to be around, the hope of drawing others to Christ.  Holy Spirit you are welcome here; flood our hearts with your fragrance of love and peace, patience and kindness.

Romans 15:13 

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I believe and know the only way our faith will grow is reading His love letters/Bible every day. When we read God speaks to us. Sometimes we don't understand, but as we continue to read - seek - learn  and grow; The Lord will reveal more to us. During that time we build endurance, patience, confidence and strength in Christ. Growth is a process of trials and failures and when we continue to give it all to Christ we will witness His works. I pray you spend time with your Heavenly Father/Creator. 

Hebrews 11:6

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Are we seeking our Heavenly Father? Or is He just a god/someone we come to when it's convenient and when we need or hope for something. He says who sincerely seek Him, sincerely seek Him. Can you remember the days of seeking your spouse/girlfriend or boyfriend, a job or even a new car? How much more is our Creator/Heavenly Father to you. Father may we come to you with all our heart, all our mind, and all our body. Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. Thank you for your patience and your agape love. May today be a day of pleasing our good and faithful Father.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2 NIV

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

2 Timothy 1:7

When we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, our lives change comprehensively. We will win any battle against sin with the power of the Holy Spirit. We can solve any problem by the help of the Holy Spirit. Best of all, we can have a most intimate relationship with our God. If you want to live this kind of fascinating life, all you need to do is invite the Holy Spirit in and let Him have control. You will then enjoy a life of fullness with the Holy Spirit.

“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.””

Matthew 26:39 NIV

Jesus-God feeling anxiety and fearful for his life went right down to his knees in prayer. Loving Shepherd you died for us. You followed the will of the Father knowing the brutal crucifixion you were going to face. You came to show us how to live and You died for us. You gave us a tutorial/The Bible. What cup/mountain is in your life that you can't remove? Get down on your knees like Jesus and pray in The Holy Spirit and have that His will be done.

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.””

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

One of my favorite verses. May your faith not waver. Dive into God's promises for you. Please trust me from a man who grew up never reading or writing and one who worked extremely hard to become the the best athlete ever. Their needs to be a hunger and I thank God for the hunger to be with Christ. Baseball was an idol for me and I thank God He removed it from my life. Devote yourself to Christ. Be that tree planted in the word of God. With roots spread out wanting more.

See all the good God has done and is doing in your life and may your confidence be in Christ. Jesus loves you.

“Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.””

Luke 18:27 NIV

What is preventing you from taking that step forward? What is your road block? What is holding you back? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 This is a command from God to Joshua. God is still commanding us today. God-Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 The only way to have this faith and confidence is to communicate with our Heavenly, Almighty Father. May you live in His word-The Holy Bible. Pray for The Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind and soul to The Living Breath of Life. Holy Spirit give me ears to hear and eyes to see. For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Hebrews 4:12 ASV

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.”

Psalm 100:1 NIV

Father God may we have a song on our heart for you. Joy comes in the morning; Your faithfulness in the evening. Our rock and shield, our strength and confidence, our protector and Jireh provider, El Shalom peace and  Comforter, Jehovah Rapha you are our healer.

Make today and every morning a song of praise to our El Shaddai - Lord God Almighty.

“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”

Colossians 1:10-12 NKJV Walking with and pleasing (obeying), increasing in knowledge (read scripture daily), patience and long suffering with joy.

Receive the deposit of Spirit-power God has for you today. Open your heart and let him fill you with dynamite that will flatten the works of the enemy! 

Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in meditating on His wonderful works. Let your mind see what the Spirit is saying. Pray for Spirit–led visions of His power at work in you and through you.

Locate any blockages in your life where the enemy is resisting God’s work, and let the explosive power of the Holy Spirit blow up the blockades! Listen as the Spirit leads you to pray, and say what He is saying.

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV

There is power in the name Jesus. He has given us a spirit of power, not of fear. Satan is always looking to attack, but we as children of God have the authority over Satan. Put him at your feet and stomp ever negative thought and evil he puts in your mind. There is power in the name of Jesus. And if you haven't recognized Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior God our Father. May today you stomp the devil or lead someone to salvation. Jesus I believe you died for my sins, I confess my sins to You. I believe with my heart and confess with my tongue Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. There is power in the name of Jesus. Thank you Heavenly for your love, mercy, and grace. Empower me with your Holy Spirit.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”

Colossians 4:2 NKJV

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”

Ephesians 6:18 NKJV

“And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”

Acts 4:31 NKJV

Over and over we are taught the importance of prayer. It is not only in time of convenience and when you need something. Perseverance and supplication - are we humbling ourselves to the Lord of lords, King of kings, God almighty, the Creator of the heavens and earth. Let's Dive into the scriptures and pray that God reveals His truth to us. May a moment never go by without thanksgiving and praise to the Almighty King.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalms 27:1 NKJV

When you get knocked down and feel like there is no hope, get up! Believers in Christ are a child of God. We are conquerors! I can do all things in Christ. In God's will there is victory. We have a spirit of power, not of fear. The Lord is my strength, my rock, my stronghold. May you hold on to God's word and get up every time you get knocked down. Give a shout to the Lord!

Isaiah 40:

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.

29He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

30Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

31but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,


they will walk and not be faint.


You want to soar on wings like eagles? You want to run and not grow weary when you think your exhausted? You want to walk and not be faint when you think you have nothing left in the tank? Put your hope in the Lord. Spend every morning and or evening with your Heavenly Father. Plan it out. When your are persistent in your prayers and God starts answering them; you will build faith. The less time you have ; the more time you give to the Lord. He gives strength to the weary and increases power of the weak. Start now! 

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.””

Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV

I pray you take the time to meditate in psalm 91. May The Holy Spirit empower and speak to your heart. May you cry out with a humble repentant heart; drawing near to God.  May you have ears to hear as The God of Salvation calls out to you. Jesus loves you and wants all of you.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

–JEREMIAH 29:11

Father God may we spend the time in prayer listening to You, Your will for us individually. Your ways are perfect and heavenly rewarded. No matter how difficult it is; put your trust and hope in Christ. Look forward to the Victory. He has already won. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid: for Jehovah, even Jehovah, is my strength and song; and he is become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:2 ASV Never forget Who is your strength and your salvation. There is power in the name of Jesus. Keep a record of all He has done and is doing for you faith to to grow. Thank you Jesus!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Matthew 6:34 NKJV

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 11:28-29 NKJV

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

God's promises for you to let go of any anxiety or/and worries.  God is not a liar; He is all truth and love. Do not let Satan deceive you. He is the master of conning. The lower you feel, the higher you lift God. Our Redeemer lives! Jesus loves you and wants to take care of you, all of you. Meditate on these verses daily lifting up the name of Jesus.

16 “For hGod so loved ithe world,9 jthat he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not kperish but have eternal life. John 3:16 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 Thank you Jesus for your loving mercy and grace. You bared all our sins, crucified for our transgressions. Your loving mercy endures forever. You make it so easy for us to come to salvation. Yet to many are lost. I look at my stubborn heart for over 30 years; the pride that kept me from humbling myself to cry out to You. I pray for those who are distant from you and who have walked away; may there hearts be humbled to call out you. May those who are saved be a walking bright light of love reflecting You. May the brokenhearted be drawn to you. All things are possible with God. Matthew 19:26 I pray we dedicate ourselves to Christ everyday, knowing He is the breath in our lungs that can be taken away at any moment. And may we continue to pray for others who are living in sin, distant from Christ. Pray for 3 people daily who are missing that personal relationship with Christ and if it is you; may today be the day of salvation - a new beginning - becoming a child of God - your name written in the book of life (Revelation 20:15). Thank You Jesus, the light and resurrection. 

“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert.

Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.””

Acts 8:26, 29 NKJV

“While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you.”

Acts 10:19 NKJV

“As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.””

Acts 13:2 NKJV

“When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ””

Acts 21:11 NKJV

Are we living for God's will or our own. God's will never fails. May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit as you read and to obey God's word. May you humble yourself to be lead by Christ in His strength and not your own. You will fail on your own, you will break down and be worn out. The apostles needed to be lead by The Holy Spirit and so do we. May today be a day filled with The Holy Spirit leading others to Christ.

49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Luke 24

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Romans 8:26 NKJV

As Christians we are giving the gift of the Holy Spirit to live out godly lives. It is impossible without Holy Spirit to fulfill God's will in our lives. Each day we need to call out and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit to walk in His strength; filled with His wisdom. Without the Holy Spirit we will be the little engine saying I think I can and will end up flat on our face. We've all been there exhausted looking for the next vacation and then needing one from that one. Not enough weekends to refuel the tank. The only way to walk the godly life is in the power of the Holy Spirit.

“while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.””

1 Kings 19:4 NIV

Elijah, a man of God with the word of The Lord in his mouth, wanted to die. I pray we learn from Elijah. 1 He prayed. Went right to God. 2 He confessed to the Lord. Your Father wants to hear from you. I am guilty myself. I analyze: God already knows my heart and my thoughts. I can just think them through. I'm comfortable in my chair. I don't have to get on my knees. May we humble ourselves and cry out to our Savior from our knees and trust God will provide. It might not be right away, but God knows best. Trust His timing as you build strength, confidence, and patience. Have an amazing day talking to your Daddy. Jesus loves and wants to hear your words.

'For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.'  Jeremiah 

Are you discouraged today? Perhaps you are facing a serious sickness or a death in the family. Think on this passage of Scripture and let your heart be lifted to God and be encouraged. Pray! Look for me wholeheartedly (read His promises-scriptures). And continue to pray.

“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall”

Isaiah 25:4 NIV

Think about all those times you avoided injury, humiliation, trouble, or any disaster. God always had His on you. God wants to be your refuge, your shelter, your shade, and more. May The Holy Spirit live inside of you being your strength and shield, your peace and comfort.

You see, ultimate peace is not the absence of storms, but inner peace amidst the storms. And man never finds lasting inner peace until he finds peace with God. When you find peace with God, you begin to experience peace within yourself.

Have you found that peace? I hope that you will. It begins with knowing Christ as Lord.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,”

Hebrews 6:19 NIV

May our hope always be in you Jesus, our faithful and loving Father. The same yesterday, today, and forever. Your word is never changing. No matter what trials you may be going through, give it all to Jesus, He will give you patience, comfort, and strength. May your faith and hope grow in Christ, who gives us everlasting life.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 NIV This is a popular verse that I'm sure you all know and have received it many times. Are you continually praying? Are you continually believing? When you have received it is all your thanks going to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It's never luck doing anything it's The Lord our God with His hands on it. And all those times you didn't receive what you thought you wanted and realized you were better off not receiving; did The Lord our God receive your praises and thanks. Jesus may we realize we need to call and rely on You 24/7. Continue to pray on all occasions in the Spirit. Ephesians 6:18

““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”Matthew 7:7 NIVMay we seek the will of God, obeying His every command. Holy Spirit may we continue to seek and knock, knowing and having faith of your perfect timing. May we obey your commands and trust You with all our heart, mind, and soul. Give us ears to hear.

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
??John? ?15:7? ?NIV??
Asking usually isn't the problem, remain is. Remain in me and my words remain in you. Are we looking to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior or He just a fling? Can you imagine getting married and not living together and if you travel for business never calling and than arriving home one day expecting dinner on the table of your desired meal. Well, Jesus wants us home, wants the phone calls so He can give us the desired meal that will give us everlasting comfort and peace. May His word remain with you today. “I establish my covenant with you:
??Genesis? ?9:11? ?NIV??

50because they all saw him and were terrified.Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don?t be afraid.”51Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. Mark 6 What is your storm? What's distracting you from staying on task, keeping you focused on the will of God? Reach out your hand and let The Lord your God pick you up out of the stormy waters and carry you into His place of comfort. Take courage and don't be afraid! Omnipotent all powerful God is with you.

““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7 NIV

May we seek the will of God, obeying His every command. Holy Spirit may we continue to seek and knock, knowing and having faith of your perfect timing. May we obey your commands and trust You with all our heart, mind, and soul. Give us ears to hear.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:11-13 NIV

May we look to our Heavenly Father/our Provider for all needs. Everything is a gift from above and is temporary. May we look to live out the will of God, dependent on Christ in all things. Our Comforter and strength is where we will have peace and contentment.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
??Colossians? ?3:16? ?NIV??
“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.”
??Isaiah? ?12:5? ?NIV??
“I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.”
??Psalm? ?9:2? ?NIV??
What song is in your heart today? Sing it out loud to the Lord.
Bring your difficult situations to the Lord and praise Him for what He is doing in the middle of those circumstances. Sing over those situations, proclaiming the goodness of God and His promises to you.
Sing a new song of praise from your heart, especially when you least feel like praising.

"Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?" Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40)
Holy Spirit it is impossible without you to love you with all our heart, our mind, and soul. You have simplified your love letter to us and we still mess up. Thank you for your loving grace. We need church to pray on ALL occasions in thanksgiving and praise and take nothing for granted.

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
??1 Samuel? ?1:27? ?NIV??
Father God I thank you for putting prayerful people in my life who loved me enough to call out to You to pray for me. My whole childhood all I heard from friends and relatives is how we were and are always praying for you. Holy Spirit give me - us a prayerful heart to pray for others. We can do nothing without You, Jesus our Strength and Shield. Who is in need of prayer right now that you can reach out to? May your day be filled with God's comfort and peace.


““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
??John? ?15:5? ?NIV??
One of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I thank God when I came into a personal relationship with Christ, a brethren gave me a study guide on John 15. If you are unfamiliar with this chapter read it every day for a month. Holy Spirit direct the paths and thoughts of each one reading this today. Jesus you are our everything, without you we can do nothing. You give us breath and life. May we abide in You, obey Your commands, follow Your will. Jesus your Heavenly Father loves you more than body can ever love you. Never stop calling out Abba! Daddy! Holy Spirit have all me!


“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
??Psalm? ?34:18? ?NIV??
Thank you Daddy for loving us and never giving up on us. May we always call out to You with a repentant heart knowing your arms are open to hold us. We are a puzzle with thousands of pieces all over the place and you know exactly where each piece belongs and when to put it together. Your timing is perfect. May we have never take our eyes off you. Holy Spirit give us ears to hear and eyes to see.

“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”
??Deuteronomy? ?8:11-14? ?NIV??
What is your Egypt? It might not be herds and flocks, but cars and vacations. I pray you and I never forget The Lord our God who died for you and I. We are to give sincere thanks and praise throughout the day. At any moment He can take our breath away. May we not forget our Creator-Maker wants a personal relationship with us and doesn't just want requests but thanks and ears to hear His love letters that He has written to us. Make it a great day giving to The Father and then listen to His beautiful words of wisdom.

"Beware that in your plenty, you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands..." Deuteronomy 8:11
When things are going great and there seems to be no worries continue to pray in thanksgiving and praise to our Lord and God almighty. Every day needs to be a continuous day of thanksgiving and praise, relying on The Holy Spirit for strength and guidance in ALL we do.

“As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”” Luke 17:12-13 NIV I pray nothing is holding you back from calling out to Jesus, Father, I need you, help me, I'm lost, confused, hurting. Just like the ten men were healed, Jesus wants to heal you. Holy Spirit! My Comforter! May God's peace be with you today.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;” Psalm 121:1-3 NIV I want to tell you that the Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest Friend who has ever lived, has been with me in my darkest times. Today He says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you ... I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10). Jesus Christ has never let me down. He is more than my Helper; He is my Protector, my Strength and Shield. He is the one who looks after my wife and children when I am not home. I know that they are safe because He stations His angels around our home. I want to encourage you today to start concentrating on what Jesus says about you and not on what is going on in a world gone mad. Let’s pray and refocus. I am so excited to be alive, because the best is yet to come—the Master is coming in all His glory. So take heart, be of good cheer, because the Lord has promised never to abandon us.


“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.”
??Ezra? ?3:11? ?NIV??
May your day start with praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Call out Abba Daddy being your rock and strength from morning to evening. Be that loving bride living and dressing for The Bridegroom Christ in all you do today. May you prosper and bear much fruit glorifying Christ in all you do. Jesus loves you so much.

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
??2 Corinthians? ?10:4-5? ?NIV??
Every day is a battle, so put on the full armor of God (read Ephesians 6:10-18). God has given you the sword - The Holy Spirit - The Word - The Truth to fight any evil that comes your way. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ??Psalm? ?119:11? ?NIV?? I hold onto to this scripture Psalm 119: 9-11. I had my children and I memorize it when they were 5 and 10. Yes, I was a baby on milk on fire for Christ and I was taught by my pastor to memorize this with my children. I pray when you are in battle, you use The Word of God, It's alive and active. Hebrews 4:12

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
??Acts? ?4:13? ?NIV??
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God?s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
??1 Peter? ?2:9? ?NIV??
Jehovah-God-Creator of the Heavens and earth-Our Maker-Jesus chose you and I, ordinary people like the apostles, so let's not waste our gifts and talents from our Maker, who loves us and wants us to bear good fruit and be prosperous in all we do in Christ. Holy Spirit lead us, guide us into being light to others. You have given us strength and power and to courageous in all we do. Make it a prosperous day in Christ.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
??John? ?15:16? ?NIV??
Daddy thank you for loving us and having mercy on us. We didn't and don't deserve you, but you loved us and you chose us to live for you. To praise you and honor you in all we do. As your bride I pray everyday to be our wedding day, pure with romance only for You with a singing, joyful heart that knows nothing but to love and honor you, our King - Lord and Savior protecting us from all evil.

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”
-Matthew 27:50-52a NIV Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. You have given us a direct path to You, The Almighty, Saving God. Torn top to bottom, which no man can do. Let no person or thing come between you and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Yahweh, I Am Who loves you and is more faithful than any human being can ever be. May we always come to the Father with a repentant heart and always given praise and thanksgiving.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
??Colossians? ?4:2? ?NIV??

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
??2 Corinthians? ?10:4-5? ?NIV??
Every day is a battle, so put on the full armor of God (read Ephesians 6:10-18). God has given you the sword - The Holy Spirit - The Word - The Truth to fight any evil that comes your way. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ??Psalm? ?119:11? ?NIV?? I hold onto to this scripture Psalm 119: 9-11. I had my children and I memorize it when they were 5 and 10. Yes, I was a baby on milk on fire for Christ and I was taught by my pastor to memorize this with my children. I pray when you are in battle, you use The Word of God, It's alive and active. Hebrews 4:12

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Proverbs 4:23 NIV
God's word is so powerful and active. This is why we must make it a daily habit to read His Truth. Holy Spirit control our thoughts and tongue.
You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. Psalm 119:73
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
??1 Peter? ?5:10? ?NIV?? May your day be filled with praise and thanksgiving to our awesome God filled with the Holy Spirit leading you through the battles of life.

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
??John? ?3:17? ?NIV
God is love. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much. I pray we are always humbled to come to the Father with a repentant heart. What loving father would ignore his child? When we come into a personal relationship with Christ, our Lord and Savior we are than a child of God. No longer orphans. How comforting is that. Everyday is Christmas, sharing Christ with others.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah? ?41:10? ?NIV
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hold onto His truth and may His peace and comfort be with you today and forever.

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Luke? ?6:45 NIV
May we be full of the Holy Spirit, relying on The Holy Spirit speaking Truth and love with encouraging and uplifting words to lead friends, family, and enemies to know Christ. Your words can make a difference in ones life. Holy Spirit I give you control of my tongue and my thoughts, may I see Emmanuel in all.

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Isaiah? ?41:13? ?NIV
There will be bad days ahead. Some of of us might be going through one right now. Know as a child of God, a believer in Christ as Lord and Savior, He is holding your hand right now; so do not fear. God - Omnipotent all powerful God is with you. May this be scripture that is written on your heart. Abba!

“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
??Acts? ?2:38? ?
“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
??Acts? ?2:21? ?NIV??
“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’”
??Acts? ?2:28? ?NIV??
Father God you make it so easy, yet so many are lost. You're never changing and always faithful. May we always come with a repentant heart. To grow in a romancing relationship with You. Holy Spirit have all of me guide my every step and thought in serving you sharing the love of Jesus to all.

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
??Psalm? ?34:4? ?NIV Father God you created us to be in a personal relationship with You. We cry out Abba! To be a believer, a child of God, to seek you Father in all we do. Your loving mercy and grace, so faithful, you sent us a Comforter to comfort us in our fears. Thank you Holy Spirit. Have all of me.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
??Psalm? ?55:22? ?NIV??
We are conquerors in Christ!

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My power works best in weakness. My daughter, Isabella tells my wife and I she is going to compete in her gymnastics meet at end of January, 9 weeks after breaking both her bones in her forearm. We immediately said that's to soon. She said Craig, her coach said she'll be back right away. Thank God my wife and I said that's awesome for you to believe that. I realized in a short moment, we almost crushed her dreams. How many of us are discouraged and give up hope because of what someone says and it's usually someone close to us. And how many of of us are influenced, inspired, encouraged because of a coach, parent, teacher, or friend. God has giving us a Book of promises, love letters, inspiring and encouraging events. And we try to rationalize things. Be a Joseph, a David, a Daniel, an Isabella dream big and hold on to God's promises and watch Him be glorified in your weaknesses.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

we need to remember the essential message of Christmas, which is Immanuel—God is with us. And for the hurting person, the lonely person, the sorrowing person, this is the time of year to bring the gift of encouragement to them and say, "The message of Christmas is: God will be with you. God will help you. God will strengthen you." Holy Spirit be a consuming fire inside of each one encouraging, inspiring others demonstrating God's love.

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.””1 Samuel 16:7 NIV Holy Spirit fill our hearts with love, peace, comfort and kindness. May we share your love with others. May others be drawn to us to share the love of Christ. May the peace of God be with you today.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

1 John 5:14-15 NIV His will, without reading His word, we will never know His will. We must have a romancing relationship with our Heavenly Father to know His will for each one of us. Most times our desires are selfish and damaging.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodieswould be dishonored amongthem. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1 God knows best His ways are higher than ours. May we be obedient to His word and trust in His faithfulness. Look forward to the struggles with joy and thanksgiving; because His perfect peace will be with you in your weakness knowing Omnipotent all powerful God is in control.

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Proverbs 4:23 NLT

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Proverbs 4:23 is, “Guard your hearts with all diligence.” That means earnest and persistent vigilance, steady effort, and attentive care. We must constantly guard our hearts, not just against traps and temptations, but by reading the Bible and seeking the Lord in meditation and prayer. When this becomes a daily habit, then our hearts become centered on God and his ways. We will begin to bear the fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Faithfulness, Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, Patience and Self-control. Our lives will be a blessing to all we meet, reflecting Christ who shines from our hearts!

God has promised you the Holy Spirit who anoints you and gives you the power to turn away from a life of sin, to live righteously for the glory of God and to have authority over Satan.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Luke 12:34 NIV

May you be empowered by The Holy Spirit to anoint you, search your heart. What is most important to you? What are you always looking forward to doing each day? What bothers you when you don't get to do it? Is it Jesus? Or is He just a convenience?

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 we must first delight in the Lord. May you be His romancing bride obeying His every Word, looking to grow in His glory. May your treasure be in serving God Almighty.

Made Alive in Christ

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 

2 in which you formerly walkedaccording to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 

3 Among them we tooall formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 

4 But God, being richin mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 

5 even when we weredead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved ), 

6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenlyplaces in Christ Jesus, 

7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassingriches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 

9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 


10 For we are His workmanship, createdin Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we wouldwalk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10

Those of us who have been saved, know how dirty we feel looking back. Thank you Jesus for cleaning us up from the inside. We could never do it ourselves, your ways - plan is so perferct. We can never measure up and I pray we put our pride aside and be reminded of your grace. Spend time reflecting on each perfect living verse and may The Holy Spirit pour love and humility inside you as you continue to give yourself to Christ.

““Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God?s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?”Job 37:14-18 NIVFather God it is impossible for us to figure it all out. Scientists are still trying. Your word is perfect and so are You. You have laid out all we need to know in The Scriptures. May we be convicted by Your Word and by The Holy Spirit. Dependent on You in every step we take. You are our light source, You have given us a spirit of power, love and self discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 May we demonstrate that faith to others this Thanksgiving season.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Father God we thank you for loving us, giving us your son to die for us. We can never repay you, but we can love you, honor you, and come into communion with you, being your bride. You gave us Your living Word to live by and to show us how to live and be totally dependent on You-Jesus. May your Holy Spirit pour inside of us empowering us to be examples of our living God. During this Christmas time while so many try to take Christ out, may our actions and words of love encourage the lost to call Christ into their hearts. You went from among us to inside us. Hallelujah! Amen! 

There by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before our God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. For I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to accompany us and protect us from enemies along the way. After all, we had told the king, “Our God’s hand of protection is on all who worship him, but his fierce anger rages against those who abandon him.” So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer. Ezra 8:21-23 Where are you putting your faith? In God or man. God hears the prayers of His children. I have to watch what I say to certain people when they question my faith and hope. I know my Deliverer, my God. I know what He has done for me and my family and where He has brought me from when doctors declared me to be a vegetable at 4 and said I would never be able to play sports again. I pray for you to be empowered by the Holy Spirit abiding in Christ and letting nothing come between you and your Savior. Jesus loves you and wants all of you. Be bold in The Word of God and let The Holy Spirit control your every thought and action as you look to obey and serve Christ,

WHEN THE SPIRIT FALLS

By: Samuel Rodriguez

In a world full of moral relativism, cultural decadence, spiritual apathy and ecclesiastical lukewarmness, there exists good news; The Holy Spirit of God still moves. He continues to convict. He continues to reveal Jesus and he continues to sanctify.

When God's Spirit descends, everything changes.

When the spirit fell, Joseph stood recognized and came out of his pit. So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?”

When the spirit fell, Moses encouraged the prophetic.

When the spirit fell, the Israelites listened to Joshua–enabling him to conquer.

When the spirit fell, Saul became a different person.

Correspondingly, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, he empowers you to come out of the pit. When the Spirit falls, you prophesy. When the Spirit falls, you conquer your promise and when the Spirit falls, you will be changed into a different person!

Yet there's more! When the Spirit fell, David was anointed to reign.

When the spirit fell, Gideon blew the trumpet and won the war.

When the spirit fell, Samson broke the ropes that bound him!

Get ready, for as the Spirit falls upon you in this season, you will function under your anointing, you will win the battle and the all the things that held you back will be broken.

Accordingly, it's time to rise up. Arise with the power of His Spirit and…Walk like Enoch, Believe like Abraham, Dress like Joseph, Stretch like Moses, Shout like Joshua, Dance like David, Fight like Gideon, Pray like Daniel, Build like Nehemiah …And live like Jesus!

For it is not by might nor by power but my Spirit says the Lord!

What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?

ACTIVATION

Pray for the Holy Spirit to fall upon you!

Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you to be a different person.

Pray that the power of God’s Spirit will bring favor upon your life, work, and ministry

8But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Act 1:8 I pray you are willing to serve Christ, obey His every word, change your old ways and bad habits. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 Seek The Lord's face and want and desire to have all of Him. For those of us who are in a marriage or were, think of the beginning of that relationship: talking for ever, romancing, couldn't stay away. God wants us to be His living, loving, obeying, romancing bride. "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9 To have God living inside of you.......

The Greatest Gift

May the Holy Spirit convict you of God's word.

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known 13And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

3and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, 4that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” 1 Samuel 3:3-4 Father, You are always getting our attention. Too many times we have turned away. May our ears and heart be sensitive to Your calling. May we accept Your call and come into a personal relationship with You. You never leave us or forsake us Deuteronomy 31:6, Your fire is a consuming fire Hebrews 12:29 - always burning. May your heart burn for The Lord, obeying every command, constantly seeking The word of God to follow His will, His plans for you. May The Holy Spirit consume in you with always a desperate seeking of His Holy face, Jesus. Abba!

1As the deer pants for the water brooks,So pants my soul for You, O God.2My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God? Psalms 42:1-2 O Father God, thank You for allowing me to come back to You. You are so forgiving and merciful. I don't deserve You. But, You love me. May I not take You for granted, may I depend on You more than sleep and water. Father! Drench me with Your Holy Spirit, guide me, lead me, have all of me!.O Lord , You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. Isaiah 25:1 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.””
??Genesis? ?11:5-7? ?NIV??
May we come together as one speaking God's language, love thy neighbor. Imagine us believers loving like Jesus, praying consistently in The Holy Spirit dependent on The Father. John 14:10-12. Nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37. May we do great things in the name of Jesus.

““Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God?s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?”
??Job? ?37:14-18? ?NIV??
Father God it is impossible for us to figure it all out. Scientists are still trying. Your word is perfect and so are You. You have laid out all we need to know in The Scriptures. May we be convicted by Your Word and by The Holy Spirit. Dependent on You in every step we take. You are our light source, You have given us a spirit of power, love and self discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 May we demonstrate that faith to others this Thanksgiving season.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 We are sinners and without Christ we will perish. But with Christ we are made perfect, a new creation, born again. Thank you Jesus for cleansing us with Your blood. May we not just be believers of Christ, but children obeying their Heavenly Father. We need to be in constant prayer throughout the day and reading the Holy Bible asking to be filled, empowered with The Holy Spirit, relying on Christ in all situations, wanting to follow His will and not ours. May we speak God"s language (scripture) and not mans. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 1 Corinthians 3:3 May we all continue to grow in Christ, in Scripture, constantly dependent on Jesus.  

Matthew 6:27 NIV As a middle school teacher and a parent, I am amazed by how times I here the words "I'm stressed out, I feel stressed" I never ever remember using those words growing. Thank you God for giving me a faithful heart for You. Way to many people are on meds for anxiety - depression. God's word tells us in Philippians 4:6-7New International Version (NIV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:25-27New International Version (NIV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worryabout your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? Jesus is the answer, the way, the truth. Without Jesus we perish. Give it all to Jesus and may God's peace be with you. 

20“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:20-23 Jesus is praying for you and me. How awesome is that. To be one, perfected in Christ. May we be obedient to our God, obeying His word in all we do. It doesn't matter what language you speak, God's word is the same yesterday, today, and forever in every language. May we be one obedient body in Christ, obeying His word and praying for one another in Jesus's name.

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NIV It doesn't matter what we are going through, we are conquerors in Christ! The hope that Jesus gives us through His divine word should encourage us to embrace the hardships that come along and they will. You pray for patience, here it comes be ready. You want more faith, here it comes. May The Holy Spirit convict you, pierce your heart with God's living word, and may you be a conqueror in Christ in all you do faithfully obeying and trusting our Lord Jesus Christ.  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.””Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV May The Holy Spirit convict you of the living word. Their is so much of God's word that needs and should give you hope. I hope you believe the Holy Bible as the word of God. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Google scripture according to your feelings and meditate on it day and night. Jesus loves you and wants a relationship with you. He wants to be with you every step you take, every step! Have an amazing day with the King of kings.

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “?‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”Acts 4:8-13 NIV God takes the impossible and makes it possible. Like Peter and John, may we have the same courage and boldness to stand up for The Living God Jesus. Without being empowered by The Holy Spirit we will just be seen as ordinary. But in Christ others will see the power and the light of Christ and may they come to salvation through our love and kindness. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 I pray your Faith is in Christ and His Living Word. May His word pierce your heart as you read and pray.

“When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.” James 1:13-14 NIV Father God I thank you for your love, mercy and grace. Saving a wretch like me. You removed lust, hatred, pride and gambling from me. You remember our sins no more, as far as the east is from the west. Hebrews 8:12, psalm 103:12 You continue to humble me and forgive me every time I mess up. I pray you are convicted by The Holy Spirit, leaning on every word spoken by God. May you have the desires of God's heart and not of this world. The commercials, tv shows, and even friends will let you to believe certain things are ok. "You just live once, You have to think about your happiness." May your happiness be found in being a servant for Christ, following His will, not yours. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
??1 John? ?4:7-8? ?NIV??
Remember these verses the next time you say, I can't stand that person or I hate that person! I'm not saying it's easy, but that's the point, nothing is, only with God. Do you truly know him? Are you empowered with The Holy Spirit? Do you want to be convicted by The Holy Spirit of any hate - sin in your life? Jesus has called us to disciple - teach others - we must grow in His word. Not just church on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but everyday commune with The living God, Our Father Jesus Christ and be annointed with The Holy Spirit to do good works reflecting Christ, loving ALL. Father God may today be step going forward, born again, filled with Your Holy Spirit demonstrating Your love to all. You have called us to be light and salt. May your light never go out from each one of us and may your salt never loose its flavor. I love you and Jesus loves you so much more and knows how much more each one of us can do through Him. Peace be with you!

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith
A Psalm of David. Psalm 27
1The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
5For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
6And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
11Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
2 years ago I meditated on this psalm, especially "For false witnesses have risen against me." Knowing God's truth will be revealed.
Our God is so good. I pray you are committed to a growing relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ:
reading His Truth and meditating on it everyday, not just to read His words but to feel them living inside of you (Holy Spirit convict me), praying - communion with our Heavenly Father - Daddy every morning and throughout the day, and may we reflect Christ in all we do. As the Holy Spirit inspires me everyday in writing to you and to myself, He convicts me over and over how powerful His words are and how some of us need to keep going over the same verses day after day until we feel it embroidered on our hearts. May your eyes, ears, and heart be open to receiving His Truth today.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
??Psalm? ?18:2? ?NIV??
It's promises like this that we shall never loose hope in our King, no matter how bad the situation seems or difficult it is. If your in the pit or not, shout out to The Lord right now! “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Always giving thanks and praises.

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,”
??Colossians? ?1:9-10? ?NIV??
I just sat down with a brother who gave me a testimony of how some one was touched by people praying for her and she had no idea. God's word is so powerful. We learn how to communicate with Him through His word. He hears the the prayers of the righteousness, His children. I pray you are a child of God. You've committed yourself to Christ, Jesus our Heavenly Father. You are always in my prayers. I pray for God's word to pierce your heart and may you continue to give yourself to Christ sharing His love for you to others. Don't just say you'll pray for others, Do it in the name of Jesus!

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name?s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
??Psalm? ?23:1-6? ?NIV??
This psalm is probably most memorized and a favorite among many. Knowing no matter what you are going through The Good Shepherd - Jesus is with you fighting your battles. May your faith in Christ overcome any addiction, loss, or betrayal. All the days of your life may you share God's goodness with others.

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
??Galatians? ?1:10? ?NIV??
Meditate on this for awhile. You know your behaviors at home, work, school, parties, stores, church or anywhere. The devil is sneaky and if your not reading God's word, you will be deceived. We must be in constant prayer relying on the Holy Spirit for guidance and truth, if you want to be in Christ. I'm amazed what I hear out of some people's mouths, highly educated; but if it's not coming from God I want no part of it. May we always be looking for the approval from of our Creator, Savior, Jesus Christ, our Heavenly Father who calls us friend.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one?s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”
??Psalm? ?127:1-5? ?NIV??
Is God the Lord of your home, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your job, your body, your life. If Jesus Christ is not Lord and Savior of your life, you are doomed to fail, perish. God first and He will take care of the rest. We need to be devoted to Christ in prayer, reading His word, and thanksgiving on all occasions: good and bad. In the bad that's when we see His glorious power and realize how weak and pitiful we are. Our creator created us to be in relationship with Him. May this be the day for those who don't know their Savior Jesus Christ. May you be God's light reflecting in others today,

“How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?”
??Psalm? ?137:4? ?NIV??
Ever feel alone, abandoned. Don't! Omnipresent - everywhere, Omniscient- all knowing God is always there/here. Thank you Father God for loving Your children and never leaving us or forsaken us. When you come into a relationship with Jesus, He will fill you with the Holy Spirit and anoint you with a singing heart, if you ask. We are to repent and want to be in love with Jesus our Heavenly Father, not for selfish pride, material seeking; but to be in a marriage with our Heavenly Father. A honeymoon, just the two of you that lasts forever. Thy Kingdom come! Our King is present, I pray you have received. May you today be a child of God pouring into others.

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
??Romans? ?10:17? ?NIV??
Where is your faith? Are your ears open to listening to the message? Are yours eyes and heart open to wanting to receive the message? Are you devoted to reading His word - the Truth? Are you asking The Holy Spirit to reveal His word to you? Do you even know what to ask? Father God, Daddy, my loving Savior thank you for saving me, thank you for loving me and being so patient with me. Thank you for Your living word. Thank you for forgiving me. May I never sin against You. May You, The Holy Spirit convict me of my sins and anoint me to grow in Your Holy Truth to worship You, obey You and to share Your love with others. Without You I'm nothing incomplete. May I follow Your will designed for we at home, work, and wherever You want me. I put all my trust and hope in You my King, my Loving Saving Father. Thank You Jesus/Daddy for all you have done and what you're going to do in my life.

““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””
??John? ?16:33? ?NIV??
We like to skip over the verse: will have trouble and just focus on the peace. Their is nothing like the peace of Christ comforting you during trouble times. Jesus is our Shalom and our great Comforter. Thank you Jesus for loving us and being truthful with us and most of all being our Salvation. I pray His peace and comfort are with you today. If you feel distant, right now give yourself to Christ. Call out Abba, Daddy. He is the only lasting comforting you will find. Make it a forevermore day with Jesus, our God and Savior. Amen!

“Therefore, as God?s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
??Colossians? ?3:12-14? ?NIV??
Father God Your word is perfect and direct. May we not pick and choose for our delight but accept it all. Omniscient all knowing and loving, merciful, forgiving God may we obey Your commands. All of them. May God's comfort and peace be with you today.

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”
??Psalm? ?59:16? ?NIV??
May every morning be filled with songs of praise. At any moment our breath can be taken away. We are here on this earth for only a short time. With God as our strength and refuge, what is their to fear? I pray each day is a day in serving Christ. I pray you have given your life and all of it to Jesus. If you haven't, may it be now! Jesus come into my life, I am tired of of living alone, relying on my strength and not Yours. Jesus, You are God and my salvation. Save me! Thank you Daddy for  your love, mercy and grace. Thank you for choosing me!

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
??Romans? ?5:8? ?NIV??
For 34 years I believed Jesus was and is God, believed in The Holy Spirit, believed in The Father The Son and The Holy Spirit as one. But I was living in sin everyday, knowing God was unhappy with my behaviors, but not wanting to change. I had no relationship with my Savior. He was just God to me. Distant, knowing He was there, was He even listening? Why would He answer? I wasn't obeying, I wasn't in a relationship with Him. I just wanted things to be fixed without the discipline, an easy fix so I could continue living in sin. I pray you know what it is to be in a personal relationship with Jesus, our Savior, my Daddy, Omnipotent all powerful, Omniscient all knowing, Omnipresence everywhere God who carries your burdens, who wipes your tears, who lifts you up every time you fall, who forgives you with unconditional love each time you sin. The strength, confidence, peace, comfort, safety is found in Jesus, our Loving Father and no one or anything else. He died for you and me, to give us new life so we can go directly to The Father. Give thanks and praise to The Almighty King my best friend and hopefully yours as well, in Christ Jesus! Amen! Amen! Hallelujah He has risen for you and me! Hallelujah! Praise God! Thank You Daddy!!!

Jesus, says, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Peter echoes the same, “Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12).
Are you reflecting Christ? Do you even care to reflect Christ? Give that some thought. I can do nothing on my own. I hate rushing out of my home with out enough time spent in prayer and His word. I know how weak I am. Every day must be a day of serving our God, our Creator, Omnipotent all powerful who wants to be in a relationship with you. Empower me Father with Your wisdom and understanding. You are my strength, my everything; have control of my thoughts and actions; may they be Yours. Be a reflection of your Savior today and may His light shine from you today.

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV??
You want success for yourself, success for your children, success for your marriage-meditate and let your actions reflect these 3 verses. I am talking to myself as well. We can not do it alone. God knew and knows we are weak. This is why He sent us a Helper, The Holy Spirit (John 14:16,26) to teach us, remind us. We are nothing without Christ. May we encourage, inspire, and sharpen one another in Christ. I challenge you and myself to read psalm 1:1-3 for 7 days. If you're married and or have children, read it together. May we be devoted to Christ today and forever with our actions.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
??Isaiah? ?40:28-31? ?NIV??
The Lord's word is perfect. Pray first and ask The Holy Spirit to reveal God's word to you. Keep rereading it until it sinks in. It's not an age thing it's a God thing. He needs to be your strength, He gives understanding, He increases power. Let The Lord Jesus Christ govern your life and you will soar on wings like eagles.


“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV?? You wanna talk with God and hear what He has to say, then get into His word. Everything He wants you to know is written down for you. Omnipotent, Omniscient has sent you a Helper, The Holy Spirit to give you all wisdom and understanding in guiding you throughout the day. So pray and get your 5 square nutritional meals (the scriptures) and learn how much Your Heavenly Father loves you and what He has installed for you. May you be a tree planted with deep roots in Christ.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!" Psalm 91:1-2
Abide - obey - must be in a personal relationship with Christ. To be a child of God, to be in His shelter, His covering, to be protected and comforted in peace with Christ. Give your worries and anxieties to Jesus. Find your alone time and get personal with your Daddy and feel His peace cover you. Meditate on His word day and night.

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
??Psalm? ?1:1-3? ?NIV?? Father may we separate ourselves from the wicked. May we surround ourselves with righteous, godly people. May you put Godly people in our lives. We all need sharpening (Proverbs 27:17). Daddy give us a discerning heart to recognize the wicked and unsafe places. May we be bold in our Truth for Christ, always standing firm on His Word, The Holy Scriptures.

Role of the Spirit
16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot * receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16-18
Daddy thank You for loving each one of us. We are nothing without You. With The Holy Spirit inside of us, we are conquerors, not timid, the devil has no hold on us. Brothers and sisters, we are orphans without Christ. I pray you are not of the world, but receiving His gift of grace; it's free, no pay back. May Jesus be the center of your life today. A life of of love, comfort, peace, happiness, and strength.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
??2 Corinthians? ?1:3-4? ?NIV??
As a teacher in a a public school I can only pray silently for God's children and love them. At times I will ask them, would you like me to pray for you? So many people are hurting, anxiety, depression. We are a fallen country. They have takin God out of the equation. Schools are under attack, law enforcement, divorce families. Bring up the name Jesus and you get a backwards stare. Jesus is the answer. Avoid Jesus and you will avoid peace and comfort. I pray Jesus is first in your life. My children are the reason I turned to Christ and praise God, He saved me and them. May God's peace and comfort be with you today and forever. Jesus is the only answer!

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God?s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
??Hebrews? ?4:14-16? ?NIV??
Before Christ only God's selected ones were anointed with The Holy Spirit and communicated with God, the most High. Thank you Jesus for loving us, dying for us, so we can now go directly to You, The Father. The curtain is torn. Their is no separation. Anoint me now with Your Holy Spirit, I want You, I need You in my life right now. I can't and don't wanna wait. How amazing and loving is our God, who wants to be intimate with each one of us right now. Hallelujah! Amen!

Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge... Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. - Psalm 51:4, 7
Thank You Daddy for Your love, mercy, and grace. To live without Your presence - (The Holy Spirit living inside of me) is death. Daddy reveal the sin in our lives and may we be conscience of it, wanting to obey You and to give it over to You. New life, born again in His love and mercy, Jesus Christ! Amen!

“or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ?s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians? ?12:7-9? ?NIV??
Father God I am Your vessel, I am nothing without You. You use me to help others in fitness and in the classroom. You are healing them and encouraging them. It's Your words and techniques. You are the Potter and I am the clay. May I obey You in all I do, giving You all the praises and honor and glory. May people see You - Jesus in me. Jesus loves you and wants to use you. May we follow His will and not our selfish pride.

“I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
??Psalms? ?16:8? ?
Have you put Jehovah, our God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first in your life? Before your earthly parents, your spouse, children, job, exercise, everything! The Creator of this earth, who gives you breath every morning you wake up, wants to be in a personal relationship with you. Omnipotent, all powerful God, we are nothing without You. May we serve You today by glorifying and honoring You in all we do, giving You thanksgiving and praises all the day long. Amen!

“Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.”
??Isaiah? ?26:4? ?NKJV??
Trust forever - everlasting strength, YAH our God is never changing and is I AM every good thing. Thank You Daddy for revealing Yourself to us and always loving us, being our strength when we think we are incapable and always making it possible. Eat 5 meals a day, drink 8 glasses of water a day, exercise 5 days a week, sleep 8 hrs a day for good health. More important than that is your spiritual health: pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, pray, read scripture, rely on Christ 24/7 and hopefully apply His good word throughout the day. Trust His word forever and receive everlasting strength in YAH, our God, Jesus Christ!

Father open my heart to You. Pierce my heart and mind with Your living word. Become active inside me. I want to do Your will. Have all of me and do as You please.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
??Romans? ?8:28? ?NKJV??
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
??Romans? ?8:35-39? I read chapter 8 almost every single time with my visit with my Father in law for over a month before his death. My last visit with him a nurse was singing gospel music (never heard her sing before) and I smelled a sweet aroma like never before in my life. The Lord's essence was present, Angels were singing and they took my father in law to Heaven. Praise God! Thank You Daddy for suspending me from my job and giving me that time to minister to Joe. May we always obey our Father.

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”
??Colossians? ?4:2? ?NKJV??
Prayer is devoted time to Christ, our loving Father. Not just when we need something. Are you married to Christ? or is He some fling on the side. How do you like to be treated by your love one and or best friend, parent? My daughter has 102 fever, nurse says all indicators say she has mono. We pray! Thank You Heavenly Father for giving her life, You are her healer, You make all things happen, You can change any out come! We continue to pray; 2 days later lab results say no mono. Praise God! My daughter says, God hears prayers! Amen! She was so giddy all day with me. Thank you Jesus! My whole life I was a positive thinker, now I'm a prayerful man taking it all to God with thanksgiving and rejoicing knowing He is in control! God is still working on my selfishness.
“One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.”
??Proverbs? ?28:9? ?Don't be a hypocrite, read and obey His word and make it part of your prayer life EVERYDAY! Married in CHRIST! He never disappoints!


““When Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You send them, and when they pray to the LORD toward the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name,”
??I Kings? ?8:44? ?Your people, You send them, You have chosen, Your name. Father You have revealed who You are, God, our almighty King and Savior Jesus Christ our Lord. May we follow Your will, obey Your commands, all of them, not just the ones for our convenience. Can't love this one, can't forgive this one, I'll have premarital sex with this one, I'll work hard for this person and not this one. We can't pick and choose and trust me, you won't bear fruit where you are disobedient. You wanna be a child of God? You want to be in His will? Right now let's put our pride aside and lay it it all on the table to our God, our Father, in the name of Jesus and repent and ask for forgiveness and ask Him to use you today to show your love for Him. May God's peace and comfort be with you today.1 Samuel 16:6-7 says: Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the LORD’s anointed!” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
??Romans? ?8:37-39? ?NKJV??
Conquerors in Christ, thank You Daddy for empowering me in The Holy Spirit, giving me authority over the devil in any situation at any time! Death, you have no hold on me, I am a child of God! I hope you can feel the tone of my voice. I pray you feel the same. To be in Christ is to be alive and free, and to be at peace, knowing you are never alone. As a man who as lifted his whole life and continues to work on strength in the weight room, I am a whimp, I can do nothing on my own, BUT in Christ, a conqueror! I pray His living word and His love and all His promises get your juices going this morning to be a conqueror and to give Him, Jesus all the glory, honor, and praises all through the day!

“As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
??Psalms? ?103:12? ?NKJV??
Thank you Father God for your agape love. You forgive our sins and remember them no more. Not that you forget them, but you never throw them back at us. You don't make us feel guilty. You love us and allow us to continue to grow. Church I pray you have surrendered it all to Christ, Your loving Father. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--Ephesians 2:8 Don't let the devil make you feel guilty. He wants to keep you from Your Heavenly Father. Trust me church I'm disgusted by how I once lived my life, but Hallelujah! Christ has risen and loves me and forgives me. Jesus loves you, if you haven't surrendered don't wait, ask Him now Jesus I love You, I want You,  I need You. Forgive me of ........... Praise God! The Angels are singing. Thank You Daddy for saving me!

“O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.”
??Psalms? ?88:1-2? ?
“As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.”
??Psalms? ?55:16-17? ?
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.”
??Psalms? ?143:1? ?
Abba! Daddy! I pray we are calling out throughout the day to our Loving Savior Jesus Christ. Just like a police officer isn't going to work without his shield, vest, and pistol; the fireman isn't going into a burning building without his helmet, boots, and hose; how foolish are we to think we can go through the day without Savior. He has given us the sword-the bible, the shield of faith, and the helmet of Salvation. The devil is always attacking and we have authority to stomp him out. God has given us a spirit of power; live your life in prayer and get after it in Christ in His will.

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure -- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." - >Luke 6:38
May we focus on the abundant joy we receive from the giving in the name of Jesus, glorifying our almighty King. To put a smile on someone's face. For someone to feel love that they never felt before. I was standing with a gentleman and his daughter over the weekend expressing my prayerful heart for his other daughter who was raped a year ago. He thanked me for expressing care for her and talking to him about it, because everyone is uncomfortable bringing it up to him, expressing any feeling. I thank God for giving me that moment and letting the Holy Spirit rain on us. It wasn't planned and didn't realize who I was talking to until his daughter mentioned her sister. The Holy Spirit took over from their and started with a loving hug. Church I beg you every morning wake up and devote at least 15 minutes in prayer with God - your Heavenly Daddy thanking Him and then asking God to use you. It's nothing better being in His will. You never want to leave it!

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. - >2 Timothy 1:7 It amazes me how God can gives us all these promises and we will still be afraid. That's the human nature and the devil is always attacking. But if it was so easy, how would we ever be able to relate to one another. I was talking to a friend the other day and he said, ya who have it easy. I was so grateful that I was able to bring up a trial in my life and show him how amazing God is, and how God was with me the whole time comforting me and my family and giving me the strength to go on. The book of Acts prepared me so much. Every believer has their favorite passages and books (in the bible) to go to. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16. May all your trust and faith be put into Christ this amazing day of life He has given you today!

1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Surrender! Give it all to Christ! Stop letting pride get in the way, thinking you can do it yourself. I love exercising, I enjoy lifting and pulling heavy weights, but it's exhausting walking around life with all those burdens and worries. The day I surrendered, Wow! the peace, calmness I felt, no more of all that heavy weight on my shoulders. Everyday is a reminder of you Jesus, not me, Your strength, not mine. 9Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 Do it all for Christ and may His joy and peace be with you.


"Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.” - >Habakkuk 2:4
I look back and remember before my salvation the stinking pride I had putting myself before God in everything. Gotta take care of #1, because if I don't who will. The anger and horrible temper I had. Always having to win the argument and not caring who I was hurting. Thank you Father God for your loving grace. You continue to search my heart. Thank you for loving me to allow me to change and forgiving me everytime I mess up. Church, pride will mess you up; remove it; surrender it to our loving God Jehovah. We are a work in progress. Allow Him to do His work in His will. I love you and Jesus loves you so much more :)

The Judgment
31 "But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.32 "All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherdseparates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. 34 "Thenthe King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25: 31-34
As much as I can't wait and look forward to the day I meet My Maker, My King, and My Father; I am saddened by the lost souls of people who still don't know Christ - they know Jesus the man, but not The Maker, The Father, GOD who wants that personal relationship with you. He makes it clear Heaven or hell. Thank You Father for loving us so much. Thank You for Your loving grace. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--Ephesians 2:8 May we never hide Christ from anyone. I hate to look back and say I'm so sorry for not sharing Christ with.


1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Surrender! Give it all to Christ! Stop letting pride get in the way, thinking you can do it yourself. I love exercising, I enjoy lifting and pulling heavy weights, but it's exhausting walking around life with all those burdens and worries. The day I surrendered, Wow! the peace, calmness I felt, no more of all that heavy weight on my shoulders. Everyday is a reminder of you Jesus, not me, Your strength, not mine. 9Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 Do it all for Christ and may His joy and peace be with you.

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
??I Thessalonians? ?5:18? ?NKJV??
Thank you Heavenly Father for your love, mercy, and grace. Thank You for remembering my sins no more and not punishing me of guilt. Thank You for waking me up, giving me oxygen, life to spread Your word. Thank You for loving me so I can can love my family and others. Thank You for the job I have to help pay bills for the home I live in the food I eat, the water I drink, the bed I sleep until with my precious wife, the clothes on my back. Father God, my Jireh, Provider, Comforter, my Everything! Thank You!

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure -- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." - >Luke 6:38
May we focus on the abundant joy we receive from the giving in the name of Jesus, glorifying our almighty King. To put a smile on someone's face. For someone to feel love that they never felt before. I was standing with a gentleman and his daughter over the weekend expressing my prayerful heart for his other daughter who was raped a year ago. He thanked me for expressing care for her and talking to him about it, because everyone is uncomfortable bringing it up to him, expressing any feeling. I thank God for giving me that moment and letting the Holy Spirit rain on us. It wasn't planned and didn't realize who I was talking to until his daughter mentioned her sister. The Holy Spirit took over from their and started with a loving hug. Church I beg you every morning wake up and devote at least 15 minutes in prayer with God - your Heavenly Daddy thanking Him and then asking God to use you. It's nothing better being in His will. You never want to leave it!

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah”
??Psalms? ?62:8? ?NKJV??
Surrender! Take your hands off! Stop trying to do it yourself. Hands up and say, Father I'm all yours! I need You. I need Your help. I'm struggling. I trust in You, Jesus, my Savior, my Everything. I pray today is a total surrender to our loving all merciful God. May God's peace and comfort be with you today. Surrender!

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.”
??Philippians? ?3:12-15? ?NKJV??


3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2Corinthians 1:3-4 God, our Comforter, our strength, use me as your vessel to encourage others. It's not about the accolades, it's about our faith in Christ! The hope we have to share with others. 28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your ways,And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 I pray you have surrendered to Christ. May Jesus, our Prince of Peace, Heavenly Father, Comforter be the first person you run to. Call out Abba! Daddy! He wants to hear from you.
7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 The awesome feeling of knowing you're in the presence of The Holy One is so comforting. Pray it UP! and the worries, burdens, anxiousness falls off. So many trials for our faith to be built up. Our hope is in Christ! Without that hope we have nothing. Why are we living? Who are you living for?
3You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5 May God's peace be with you today as you lift Him up in prayer.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Father, may it all be about You, serving You, serving others. Too many times in conversations with others it's I, I, I. We are a self-centered world. Worrying about I and what someone did or said or is doing to I. May we stop being selfish and pray for that individual or individuals and ask how can I bless them. Chew on this church, what if Christ was selfish on the cross? What if God didn't give us his Son? Father forgive me for my selfishness and may I be a fountain of Living Water pouring into ALL. May God's loving grace pour into the your least favorite person today. Amen!

8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your ways,And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55
When I come face to face with my Maker, I don't want Him to say, look what I had planned for you. But you didn't trust Me. All the promises I gave you. I know as an athlete, practice is never comfortable. Always being stretched to do more, be more, so when game day arrives, I am prepared. Church may we not be comfortable in our circumstances, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14. May the strength and peace of Christ be with you today.

33 Verses to Remind Us - We Do Not Have to Fear:

1.  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

2.  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3

3.  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

4.  “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” John 14:27

5.  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

6.  “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

7.  “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:19

8.  “But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

9.  “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25

10. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

11. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

12. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

13. “Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time.  Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

14. “Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…” Isaiah 35:4

15. “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:22-26

16. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

17. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22

18. “Immediately he spoke to them and said, 'Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'” Mark 6:50

19. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

20. “'For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Do not be afraid, for I myself will help you,' declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:13-14

21. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

22. “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 118:6-7

23. “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25

24. “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40

25. “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” Psalm 34:7

26. “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” 1 Peter 3:14

27. “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

28. “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22

29. “Then he placed his right hand on me and said: 'Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'” Revelation 1:17

30. “Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” Mark 5:36

31. “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38-39

32. “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17

33. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”…He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you…For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways…“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him…” from Psalm 91:1-16

Be assured, He is with you in whatever you face, in the turmoil and struggles, amidst the anxious thoughts and the worries of life.  He is there, strengthening, helping, and He holds you in His hands.

God is greater.  He gives us the power to live courageously, boldly, fearlessly in this life, when many things that surround us would tell us to be afraid.  His truth whispers strong and sure to the deepest core of our spirits.

“Do not fear.”

All of that stuff on your mind?  Give it to Him – again.  Replace those fearful thoughts with His words of truth. And sleep in peace tonight.  He knows what concerns you, He’s got you covered who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 2Timothy 1:1

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. -1 Corinthians 15:22 

Thank you Jesus for your love, mercy, and grace. You died for us, our sins, so we can have eternal life in you. A covenant with you, your bride. Peace and comfort come from You, Your strength. 


But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1Peter 2:9 The King of king, Lord of lords, the Creator - The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter3:9 To live is Christ,  to die is gain. May we live a life of serving Christ in our marriage, our job and our relationships and the peace of God will be with you.

16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot * receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.John 14:16-18 NAS Thank You Father God for loving me so much, creating me in Your image to have a relationship with You. You want nothing but the best for me. May I put you first in every area of my life, so You are in total control and not me. I can't explain all the miracles around me, I just know it's because of You, Jesus. Continue to work miracles in my life and may I abide in You and give You all the glory and honor in Your Holy name Jesus. Make today a great day with your Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who loves you more than anyone and wants a personal relationship you.

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16

Righteous! Righteous! Am I writing one way and acting another? Father God-Daddy search my heart and reveal any sin-dirt in my heart! Jesus knows our hearts we can't fake Him out. May we be right in Christ praying for one another. I pray you are healed in the name of Jesus today!

Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Psalm 119:11

How serious do we take sin? Do we even care not to sin? When we hear God's word or read it, do we take the time to reflect on it? Adhere to it? Ask God to help us in that area? We are human and will continue to mess up, but God has given us His word, The Holy Spirit, if you are accepting Him, He has given you the same power in Christ, a new life, made perfect in Christ to be light and salt to all, to bear bear good fruit, in Christ to live.

Abba, Father I need You! I wanna stop sinning against You. I can not do it without You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, empower me, encourage me, fill me with wisdom and understanding. I want to be a new creation in You, Jesus Christ!

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 

Psalms 46:10 ASV

Be still... At times God just wants you to be quiet and listen to Him. It might be during prayer. It might be when someone is yelling at you. Be still! God is in control. We live in a rush rush world. Way too busy. Stop! Be still. God is knocking - my sheep hear my voice - The Lord asks us to do three things: pray, give, and fast. Some of us need to fast from the busyness. Maybe social media, tv, or even working extra hours (God - Jireh my provider). Their were times when training sessions were canceled, I was in a rush to fill it, thinking of the lost money. Now I look at it as God giving me time to rest. Find time today/Sabath day to be still in the presence of God and just listen to the whisper of your Father's voice.


Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is Peace. - Judges 6:24

It's great if we have people in this world to go to when we are troubled, but we need to first always take it to God our Heavenly Father Jesus. Shalom God our peace in the worst of troubles. Our comforter. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28. God our rock, shield, protector, comforter, provider, I am all good things, take it to Me today I will give you peace.

'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.' -Jeremiah 33:3

24/7 Your Heavenly Father is always available. I pray your spending time talking and listening. The other day one of my athletes whom I was training asked me do you actually hear from God? Without hesitation I said yes. In most situations less than 24 hours. In the beginning of my training career I wasn't sure if I should expand in nutrition or in exercise. So has I've made a habit of it I prayed over it. I'm training a Dr who looked up to me and my expertise, would always ask questions about which muscles were being used, not to stump me but to help educate me. After our 2nd session I realized God just gave me the answer through him. Praise God for giving me ears to hear. If your abiding in Christ you will get answers, some you will have to have the patience for. Trust Your Father He loves you, disciplines out of love. I always ask Him to send me an email, a text, on the radio, or in conversation with someone today. Be direct, He already knows your heart. Jesus loves you, give Him a personal call today!

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV

As we read these lines, do you/I believe it? If we believe why do we continue to fight our Loving Father? The devil is sneaky and always attacking the believer. But we have authority over him. Think about any challenge in your life, how rewarding it was when you finally finished. It wasn't easy, many struggles, some failures and disappointments on the way, but at the end it was awesome! May we trust our Loving Father, but we need to be in communion with Him, abiding in Him, walking in His Spirit daily. If you are not filled with the Holy Spirit, you are walking in your strength and you will never experience the awesomeness God has for you. Success is not how much money you have, the size of house you live in, the title you hold at your job. It's living in Christ, being His servant (servant of The Almighty King) abiding to every word of God spoken to you. People ask do you miss playing baseball? Absolutely NOT! I was not in Christ than, getting a text message or phone call or having a conversation about how God is working in someone's life is more rewarding than all the accolades I received and playing with the Cardinals. Thank you Jesus. Father we are your vessels, may we be used today to serve You. Our rewards are in Heaven. Trust Jesus today!


“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Psalms 143:8


“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4

No matter what you're going through, I pray you lean on The Lord. Our peace, our comforter, our strength. Keep meditating on His word, make His word, Jesus, your Heavenly Father your security.


“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Psalms 55:22 NKJV

Lord may You be the first we turn to. Totally dependent on You, Jesus! No one, but You our Rock and Shield, our Deliverer.

“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:29-31 NKJV

Like Peter and John, may we come first to You in prayer and no where else. You Jesus our everything, I Am! I give it all to You today! Amen!


“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” I John 4:16 NKJV

Father God thank You for loving me so much. May I use the gifts and talents You have given me to bless others. May I not be selfish in who I serve, but remembering I'm always serving You, my King. Be personal and bold with your loving Father when you come to Him in prayer. Be direct. Jesus wants a personal relationship with you and wants to use you as His vessel. Be a vessel for Christ today!

“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

Father God thank You! Thank you for given us a direct line to You. Brothers and sisters, we have a direct line. Call to Me, I pray we take our Father serious with His word. I don't want you looking back saying if I only called, Abba, Daddy! Pick up the phone, it doesn't matter what you say, God already knows what's on your heart, but He wants you to call. God loves you and created you to have a relationship with Him. May your relationship be stronger than ever today! When you give God the time, you will then have time. Think about that.

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV

Humble themselves: am I to prideful to change my ways? Am I more worried about what others think than what God (my loving Father, Creator) thinks? Just imagine if each one of us changed, humbled oneself, loved our neighbor (co-worker, boss, person on line, enemy). Jesus took 12 nobodies, discipled them and said go make disciples to all nations. 12 nobodies, with with The Holy Spirit, became somebodies. We have the same Power! Father God, I want to be filled with your Holy Spirit to have the boldness to love each person (my neighbor) as You instructed with a humbled heart, not because others are watching, but You, my loving Father, whom I want to serve today and forever in Jesus' name. Amen!

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians 4:2 NKJV

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Luke 11:9-10 NKJV

Father You never said we won't have trials. We too many times expect life to be easy because of our belief and faith. May we just look to the Cross. Your Son brutalized, insulted, mocked, spit on. Thank You Jesus for your agape love. Brothers and sisters our reward is in heaven. May we put our pride aside and be humbled to The Lord. I promise you this with Jesus, their is a calmness in the middle of the storm. Invite Jesus in and let Him hold you in the furnace, sit with you in the boat, and walk with you across the waters. Jesus our Comforter loves you today and forevermore.


“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 prayer needs to become a habit. A lifestyle. It is not memory verses, which are fine to have, BUT it is a conversation/relationship with God, Jesus, Our Heavenly Father, Best Friend, Brother. Without ceasing, don't stop! Every successful business person, athlete, talks about daily habits: 10 days, 30 days, morning afternoon, evening; well how successful do you wanna be with your relationship, your MARRIAGE with Christ?

“Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:27 I pray today when we are with others, with no one knowing that God is glorified, may the Holy Spirit have control of the conversations throughout the day. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. Proverbs 23:7 may prayer be on all hearts 24/7 in Christ.

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34 NKJV  May we follow Jesus in all we do, the will of The Father, not ours. “Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?” Matthew 7:10 NKJV God's will never fails. Just like a loving parent will not allow a child to hurt oneself. God loves you even more. He knows what lies ahead. Don't fight Him on your selfishness. “saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”” Luke 22:42 NKJV  The cross was not comfortable for Jesus, but thank God He loved you and I to be painfully uncomfortable to love us and followed His father's will. You might be in a pit, a storm right now. It might be The Father's will for you to be their. Hold on to every promise. He is building your Faith, your endurance and strength in Christ.


“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

Philippians 2:3-4 NKJV

We are selfish beings. Give and we focus on the receiving. Always expecting a return. Only in The Spirit, will we be more giving-Christ like. Jesus came to serve, NEVER looking to be served. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,” I Peter 3:18 NKJV Our rewards are in Heaven. Father empower us with Your Holy Spirit, pour into us a GIVING heart.

In Joshua 6:3-5, God told Joshua:

You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”

The people obeyed God’s specific directions and the city was conquered as God said it would be. It makes no sense, march!, now march 7 times, not 6 or 8? God's ways are higher than ours. Why do we question Him? We can't comprehend the creation of this earth and the beauty of it. The creation of man. Everyday we are a walking miracle. Father may we listen to You, obey You. Brothers and sisters we need to abide in Christ. We need to know His voice - Word - Bible. May your Faith and Trust be evident in Christ today.

“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
??Philippians? ?3:8-11? ?NKJV??
How do you want people to remember you? I think of all the pleasures in life and how temporary they are, but when I feel the presence of The Holy Spirit, WOW! I can't get enough. He said, go make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19 So how do you want to be remembered? Last year a student gave me a cross, saying man of God. I am the furthest from being perfect. Every day The Holy Spirit convicts me. I am a work in progress. May we follow God's will, using His gifts and talents that He gave us so generously, to glorify Him, not oneself to love others. Where ever He has you, be an encourager, a disciple of Christ - a game changer - a life saver in Christ. He called you to be light and salt. Matthew 5:13-16 May the Holy Spirit empower you today wherever you are and wherever you go. May others see and feel the presence of The Holy Spirit - Jesus in you.

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””
??John? ?16:33? ?NKJV??
Father God You are our comforter and peace. May we never get comfortable thinking we don't need you. May we always rely on you for everything and take nothing for granted. Omnipotent God, most powerful thank You for your love, mercy, and grace.