Happy New Year.

What does this new year hold?

No one knows but God, but there are two things that I know for sure this new year holds.

What are those two things?

They are promise and hope.

What is hope? It is defined in the dictionary as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

What is promise? The dictionary defines it as a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.

That is powerful! Let me repeat that definition. A promise is a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.

What does the bible say about hope and promise?

“Hope” in Scripture means “a strong and confident expectation.” Though archaic today in modern terms, hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation.

What does the bible say about promise?

The bible is the promise of God. 

Every word spoken by God is His promise for us.

Here are a few scriptures about His promise.

In Phillippians 4:19, God says:

19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+4%3A19&version=ESV

What does that mean? That means that God promises to provide for all of our needs according to His riches through Christ Jesus. 

Did you get that?

Your God will supply every need! Incredible!

What other promises are there in the bible?

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+41%3A10&version=ESV

In Isaiah 41:10, God’s promise says this:

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, and I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Wow!!! What is God saying in this promise?  

He says, “Do NOT FEAR and do NOT be DISMAYED”! He is our God. He will provide us His strength, His help, and He will uphold us with His mighty hand.”

Incredible!

The bible is filled with God’s promises of love, protection, strength, provision, etc.

It is up to us to know His word (the scripture) and utilize His words and promises in our daily lives. 

His written word is our weapon! We use His words to bring forth every promise He has spoken over us.

You might sit there and think that hope and promise are silly and nonsense, but I assure you they are not.

Hope is something valuable to hold on to. Without it, we become hopeless.

Hopeless people do things to others and themselves that are dangerous and potentially life-ending. 

Hoping for a better new year is a great gift to ourselves and others.

Now, the promise for a better tomorrow is incredible. It provides hope as we arrive at the new year. 

I believe in 2022; we will see God eradicate this horrible virus!

God sees our struggles, and He hears and listens to our pleas for help.

Many of us continue to cry out to Him. We continue to give thanks for the moving of His mighty hand.

We cannot give up our hope when it comes to Him moving to extinguish this virus and reveal the truth about its origins and all the individuals involved in its creation.

I know in my heart that this virus was not from God but will be used by God to glorify and enhance His Kingdom.

I believe in 2022, America will see a revitalization of our country and our economy.

When America’s economy is doing well, other countries’ economies will also improve.

Will these things come to pass?

I don’t know. I believe, and I have faith that they will. I am speaking those promises into our existence every day.

Yes, you heard me correctly. I am thanking God now that those things have already come to pass.

I know one thing for sure.

God is NOT done with America yet!

America is coming into Her golden age.

I believe in my heart that America will flourish like never before.

And with all that said, I am full of hope and excitement for 2022 and beyond.

I know that there will be one more outpouring of God’s spirit on this earth before we see our Messiah return again. 

That outpouring hasn’t taken place yet. 

I believe that too is coming soon.

We will see miracles beyond anything we could ever imagine with our own eyes.

We will see with our own eyes the sick healed, the deaf shall hear, the lame will walk, limbs will grow back, and the blind shall see.

There will be no doubt that these miracles are from God Himself.

So you see, we have a lot to be hopeful for!

I pray that God bless you and your family beyond anything you can contain in this new year.

I pray that His blessings overcome you where you are forced to share them with others.

For that is the reason He blesses us so that we may become a blessing to others.

God desires to bless us where we don’t have room enough to contain it:

Malachi 3:10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the LORD of Hosts. “See if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure. (biblehub.com)

Happy New Year.

God bless each of you.

God keeps you safe, sound, happy, content, and looking to Him for miracles, signs, and wonders.

In the name of Jesus, I pray this. Amen.

Happy father’s day.

Who is a father? A father is a leader for his family. A father is a provider. A father is the protector of his family. A father is supportive, loving, caring, and a great listener.
A father shows each of his children what they are worth. He establishes their strength with his affirming words.
Can any man be a father? No, unfortunately not. Any many can be a dad, but becoming a father takes hard work.
A father sticks it out in the good and in the difficult times.
A father shows his children how to work hard for what they want.
A father instills endurance in his children. He teaches them how never to quit.
A father wants only the very best for his children.
A father showers his children with gifts while enforcing the rules to ensure his children become productive adults.
A father must discipline his children to ensure they understand there are consequences when we break the rules.
A father establishes strength in his sons and develops values in his daughters.
Yes, becoming a great father takes work, but it is well worth all the effort.
Today, I wish every father a Happy father’s day.
I pray God gives you the wisdom, direction, strength, and endurance to raise a wonderful family.
Remember always to lay a strong foundation of God for your child will always return to that foundation (Prov22:6)

Finding God. Seek and you will find Him.

 

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We carefully plan out our lives. We were making sure to write out our goals.
We write down details so specific that we can see it coming to pass in our mind’s eye.
We plan to finish college by a certain age, be a partner at our job by a certain age, get married by a certain age, buy a house with a white picket fence by a certain age, and then to have 2.5 children by a certain age.
We make plans for what our spouse will look like and what qualities and characteristics they will possess.
Never in a million years did we ever plan to be blindsided by a virus.
Never did we see this coming.
We had to plans in our carefully planned life to be sidetracked by a virus. None of us ever make plans for illness or disease, but somehow, it sneaks us all by itself and blindsides us too.
We always plan for good and exciting things in our lives but never plan for when the worse can happen.
Now, how dramatically has your life changed? Did you lose your job, work at home, confined to your home, not able to spend time with family, not able to socialize in person, not able to attend church services?
To think we are in charge of our own lives is a huge joke.
We have no control. We sooner you admit this, the more freedom you will feel.
Our lives are solely in the hands of our almighty creator.
Your current situation has not taken Him by surprise. He knew every turn you would take, every step you would take, and every decision you would make before you made them.
He knew you would either accept Him or deny Him, but His heart hopes that you will love Him.
Today, amid this calamity, confusion, and fear, He is waiting for you to reach out to Him.
He will calm your fears, help you to see that He is working things out even when we don’t see Him.
He will forgive all the years you denied His existence. All you have to do is ask with a sincere heart.
It is time to give up the control you think you possess of your life over to God.
It is time for Him to be the sole source of provision, protection, promotion, etc. over to Him. It is time to stop fighting and denying Him.
Seek Him now while He is still able to be found. One day, many will call out to Him. They will seek Him, and they will search for Him, but He will not answer nor be found.
These words are not said to bring fear to your heart. It is said in truth. God’s word says in Proverbs 1:28: 28Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me but will not find me. 29For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.…
Before this day comes, seek God out now. Do not let this day when God will not be found, or He will not answer you sneak up on you.
Just as no human knows the day that they will draw their last breath, also no man knows the day God will decide not to found.
There is no better day than today to search for God. Do not let pride, which is one of the deadly sins, keep you from Him. If allowed, our pride can rob us of our eternal life with God.
If there were ever an excellent time to seek God out, this is it! There is no better time than today to ask Him to take full control of your life. Let Him know you give it up to Him willingly.
There are always keys decisions we make in our lives that turn things around. Choosing God is an excellent decision that will change your life forever.

Seek and you will find….

 

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We carefully plan out our lives. We were making sure to write out our goals.
We write down details so specific that we can see it coming to pass in our mind’s eye.
We plan to finish college by a certain age, be a partner at our job by a certain age, get married by a certain age, buy a house with a white picket fence by a certain age, and then to have 2.5 children by a certain age.
We make plans for what our spouse will look like and what qualities and characteristics they will possess.
Never in a million years did we ever plan to be blindsided by a virus.
Never did we see this coming.
We had to plans in our carefully planned life to be sidetracked by a virus. None of us ever make plans for illness or disease, but somehow, it sneaks us all by itself and blindsides us too.
We always plan for good and exciting things in our lives but never plan for when the worse can happen.
Now, how dramatically has your life changed? Did you lose your job, work at home, confined to your home, not able to spend time with family, not able to socialize in person, not able to attend church services?
To think we are in charge of our own lives is a huge joke.
We have no control. We sooner you admit this, the more freedom you will feel.
Our lives are solely in the hands of our almighty creator.
Your current situation has not taken Him by surprise. He knew every turn you would take, every step you would take, and every decision you would make before you made them.
He knew you would either accept Him or deny Him, but His heart hopes that you will love Him.
Today, amid this calamity, confusion, and fear, He is waiting for you to reach out to Him.
He will calm your fears, help you to see that He is working things out even when we don’t see Him.
He will forgive all the years you denied His existence. All you have to do is ask with a sincere heart.
It is time to give up the control you think you possess of your life over to God.
It is time for Him to be the sole source of provision, protection, promotion, etc. over to Him. It is time to stop fighting and denying Him.
Seek Him now while He is still able to be found. One day, many will call out to Him. They will seek Him, and they will search for Him, but He will not answer nor be found.
These words are not said to bring fear to your heart. It is said in truth. God’s word says in Proverbs 1:28: 28Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me but will not find me. 29For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.…
Before this day comes, seek God out now. Do not let this day when God will not be found, or He will not answer you sneak up on you.
Just as no human knows the day that they will draw their last breath, also no man knows the day God will decide not to found.
There is no better day than today to search for God. Do not let pride, which is one of the deadly sins, keep you from Him. If allowed, our pride can rob us of our eternal life with God.
If there were ever an excellent time to seek God out, this is it! There is no better time than today to ask Him to take full control of your life. Let Him know you give it up to Him willingly.
There are always keys decisions we make in our lives that turn things around. Choosing God is an excellent decision that will change your life forever.

This is NOT the time to be defiant!

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We, as the human race, are in a war. This war does not carry a weapon like a gun or explosives.
This war is against a deadly and silent assailant.
This assailant does not care how much fame, fortune, or notoriety you have! All these items will not stop the virus from finding you.
This virus does not care about age, skin color, gender. It does not care if you about your political affiliations. It only cares about one thing, which is the destruction of the human body.
For those who don’t think this is a grave matter, they are sadly mistaken. The fact that the virus SEEMS not to attack younger people should not matter.
Those of you who continue to defy the precautions being set forth by health professionals is indeed a selfish act.
You may be thinking that you are young and will not catch this virus or perhaps even believe that you are immune because of your youth.
What about your parents? If they are older, you are putting them in danger of this virus.
What about your siblings who may have an underlying condition? You are putting them in danger of this virus.
What about your grandparents with multiple underlying conditions? You are placing them in grave danger!
Can you imagine living with the knowledge that your stubbornness caused severe illness or even death of a loved one? I can’t even fathom that!
It is time to listen! It is time to heed the advice of those who know what they are talking about.
It is not the time for selfishness, stubbornness, or being unaware of how your actions will cause death and destruction to others.

If there were ever a time to seek God’s face, this is it!
If there was ever a time to seek God’s forgiveness, to fast, and to repent, this is it.
If there were ever a time to ask God to intervene in our present crisis, this is it.
If there were ever a good time to find out if God answers our prayers, this is it!
If there were ever a good time to ask Jesus to become your Lord and Savior, THIS IS IT!
If there were ever a good time to learn and apply God’s word, THIS IS IT.

Know, use, and proclaim ALL the names of God!

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Our God works in the realm of impossibilities.
He is the master of ALL missions impossible!
We serve a BIG, mighty, powerful, and living God!
He does the impossible, works in impossibilities, and makes impossible things possible.
God works things out so flawlessly that no one can doubt that it was only Him that did it.
When a doctor tells you, you have a terminal disease with only three months to live. God says that His name is Jehovah Rapha, our healer.
When the landlord tells gets ready to evict you and your family because you don’t have enough money to pay the rent, God says He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider.
When the psychiatrist tells you that you are the verge of a nervous breakdown, God says He is Jehovah Shalom, our peace.
When the doctor tells you that you are barren and will never conceive a child, God says He is ELOHIM and EL SHADDAI, the ALMIGHTY GOD and the God of all creation!
See whatever situation you are facing today, and every day, our God’s name covers that!
Do you need peace and serenity? His name has it covered.
Do you seek a family? His name has it covered.
Do you need happiness and joy? His name has it covered.
Do you seek strength? His name is that!
God SHALL PROVIDE all your needs (Phil4:19).
Remember that! Seek God today for who He is and will always be!
Seek, know, speak, and use all the names of God in your prayers, in your worship, and your praises. Names of God  10 powerful names of God and their meaning .

https://christiananswers.net/dictionary/namesofgod.html

 

 

God, we come in agreement.

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God, we come in agreement via prayer and lift every person who is in the midst of hurricane Florence.
Father, there are those who have lost everything they own. Others have even lost precious loved ones.
They feel alone and helpless. God, engulf them with Your endless love.
Holy Spirit, comfort them and give them Your peace that passes understanding.
Let them know that everything will be fine. Fill them with confidence, strength, and boldness to speak this into existence.
God, fill every need they have. Let the fear, sorrow, and bitterness that may be trying to attach itself to them be scattered now in the name of Jesus.
Although they have endured so much, let worship and praise rise from their lips to Your ears.
Father, we give You thanks for every first responder. We thank you for their bravery & courage.
God, we are so thankful for every volunteer. We thank You for their hearts that are full of love and willingness to help those who are suffering.
Angels, in the name of Jesus, we dispatch you to help every person crying out to God for help.
Angels, help them, guide them, and protect them. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Jesus, the reason for the season.

God, place worship in our hearts!

Let every breath we have praised God. He is beyond worthy to be highly praised & worshipped!
Father, help us worship You! God, we ask You to help us make worship a priority in our hearts.
Father, make our voices those of gratitude & thankfulness for You, our Savior & our comforter the Holy Spirit.
Father, You desire our worship! Our worship is our key to enter into Your holy presence!
God, we need You. There is no us without You. God, make each of us audacious & fire-filled worshippers!
God, the thought of WHO YOU are is worthy of all our worship!
You are our creator, our father, our healer, our provider, our protector, our greatest love, our help, our Savior, our comfort, our peace, our joy, our breath. We owe it all to You, God.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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