Good Friday.

Can you imagine what Jesus felt this morning? I imagine He felt alone, abandoned, petrified, unsure, and wanted to back out of the events that would occur.
Remember, Jesus was human for a reason. He became a man to experience every emotion and feeling we as humans feel. God wanted firsthand knowledge of what it was to walk through a human life.
God also needed a man of flesh who was also God to walk through His life as the perfect unblemished, sinless God.
Jesus had to become the perfect sacrifice. A sacrifice for all humankind. A gift so perfect that no other person could or would have to walk His path again. Jesus was and will always be the perfect, sinless, Lamb of God. The blood shed at the cross is so powerful that NOTHING can defeat it. By the blood of Jesus, we are set free. By the strips He bore on His back, we are healed. Praise the holy Lamb of God!
No other person could have taken Jesus’ place. No other sacrifice could have the effect that Jesus’ sacrifice did.
God knows everything thing you face today. Nothing is too big for Him. He knows everything you feel because He experienced it via His Son Jesus.
Today is the perfect day to place God first in your life.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your personal Savior, pray this prayer with me. Perhaps you are backslidden. Today is also the perfect day to renew your walk with God. Pray with me:
God, I am a sinner. Forgive me for my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me. I believe Jesus is your only begotten Son. I believe He died on the cross, and on the third day, He ascended to heaven and is forever seated at Your right hand. I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. God, come into my life and use me for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Good Friday.

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Today we celebrate our glorious Savior, Jesus. We celebrate the life He gave for every one of us.
He gave His life willingly for each one of us as He took our place on that retched cross.
He was sinless, yet He bore each one of our sins on that cross.
He defeated death, sickness, sin, and every burden at that cross. In doing so, we don’t have to carry the burdens our of sins.
He suffered through beatings, mockery, hate, thrones driven into His skull, and the agonizingly slow death of affixation.
I can never tell Him thank You enough! I am forever grateful.
He gave us freedom from the overwhelming price of our sins which is a price we can never pay. JESUS PAID IT ALL!
Today, if you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, please repeat these words with me:
Jesus, I am a sinner, forgive me! Father, cleanse me with the precious blood of our Savior, Jesus. God, let me seek, know, and understand You like no one else does.
God throw each one of my sins in the sea of forgetfulness never to be remembered by You again.
I receive Jesus, as my personal Savior. Today, I am free from sin, death, and every burden.
God, bless me with a knowledge of who You are.
Thank You for loving me the way that you do, never giving up on me, and for pursuing me relentlessly.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

God, in the face of this virus, let us use Your word as our weapon.

 

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God’s word is not some letters, paragraphs, and punctuation printed on paper. 

God’s word is our weapon!

Just as our heavenly Father speaks and creates, we can speak things into existence (that are according to God’s will) using God’s word.

The bible is the spoken word of God given to man to write down. 

The bible is not an ordinary book. No other book can be used as a weapon that can defeat poverty, sickness, depression, addictions, etc. 

God’s word, used regularly, can defeat the enemy every single time.  

There are no if, and, or butts on whether God’s work will work. It is a sure thing!  

God’s word is never faltering, never failing, and will never return void to God. 

God’s word must be fulfilled on this earth! 

It will never lose its power! It is unchangeable! His word is so powerful that even God cannot change or alter it. Even God must abide by His word.

The bible says that heaven and earth will pass away, but the word of God will endure forever(Matt24:34).

Wow, that is incredible. Even when the heavens and the earth are gone, God’s word will still hold its’s power to transform.

We can use God’s word and faith to move our mountains. 

What are our mountains? Well, they can be anything standing in our way of reaching a new level in God. It can be a deadly virus, debt, sickness, addictions, a broken family, finances, lack of faith, hate, bitterness, revenge, bigotry, etc.

Anything we face in life that is not of God, we can apply His word to transform that situation. 

Now please understand, this does not mean that we can use the word one time and expect miraculous things to happen. 

Yes, God is the God of miracles, but we have to do our part too. We have to start seeing things as God sees them, praying without giving up, declaring God’s word over our situations, and constant worship!

We have to keep speaking God’s word over our situations until we see God’s promises come to fruition.

We cannot pray once, then be done. We must pray, worship, and speak God’s word constantly. 

We must pray without ceasing! God’s word says that  The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail (James5:16).

Pursuing God this way means we have to break out of our results-in-an-instant mentality! 

Don’t worry. It may start as something that seems like a lot of work, but when you see how God moves, you will happily adopt this as your new way to solve the problems in your life.

As things progress and you see significant changes in your life, your faith will move to higher levels. 

As you move to higher levels, you will notice an increase in your knowledge of God. He will start to reveal Himself, and you will get glimpses of how astonishing our God truly is. 

Once that happens, you will never want to be out of His presence. There is no other place like it! 

God, help us worship our way thru the storms!

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We all pray for storms never to darken our horizons. A lot of us seek a life with less drama and bad situations.
Some of us work very hard to make the right choices and live a drama-free life.
But even make all the right choices does not mean that storms will always go in a different direction.
Testing of our faith will cause it to grow.
Like a good teacher, our knowledge must be tested. Testing of our faith is the same. It must be tested.
Growth in our faith and knowledge increases our faith, wisdom, and understanding.
The storm you battle will not only bring you victory, God glory, but it will also bear your testimony.
Testing brings forth testimonies of just how wonderful our God is. Your testimonies will assist others in facing the same or similar situations.
So should be happy as we see an impending storm approach? Or perhaps even be pleased as a storm hits us by surprise? Well if you want the absolute truth then yes, we should be ecstatic when a storm hits our lives.
Those storms come for a reason. We have to grow. Without testing, there is no growth.
Am I saying that a life full of a storm after storms is fair? No, of course not. But with all things, there is a reason why all those storms keep coming?
We have to figure out why our life is in so much turmoil and testing. God is a God of order. There is a reason for everything that happens in our life. And, God is never surprised by what goes on in our lives.
If He allows the storm, He knows we can conquer all thru Jesus!
So when those storms appear, be of good cheer and worship God for the victory.
Thank Him that when the storm is over, He will take you to the mountain that you would never have been able to conquer without Him.
Just as we must pass through the low, low valleys, God will take us to the highest mountains of victory!
So when that storm is coming, worship your way through it. Thank God for testing, building, and increased new faith! Thank Him for the testimonies that will come out of this storm.
Most of all, thank Him for His faithfulness. See when you are walking through a storm of poverty, unemployment, depression, sickness, etc.., most of us will see who is our true friend.

All those fair-weather friends will disappear, but God will never leave.
At the beginning of the storm, through the storm, and at the peak of victory, He will be there. Forever faithful! Amen.

Believe the words He speaks about you!

 

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Has God told you who He created you to be and what He created you to do for His glory?
If He has, you must take His promises and always utter them aloud to yourself. You have to do this frequently.
Post them on your fridge, post them on your bathroom mirror, post them on a promise board, post them where you will see them, read them, and be reminded of those words often.
You must consistently remind yourself of God’s truth. If you don’t tell yourself the truth, no one else is going to tell it to you.
Listen to the truth God has spoken about you. Do not doubt it, question it, and never let anyone change your mind about who God says you are.
God’s words about who you are will always uplift you. His words will never confuse you, misdirect you, undermine you, or speak ill of you.
God’s words will always uplift you, direct you, inspire you, assure you, and show His love for you.

Today, we pray!

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On this day that our nation and world is coming together to pray, use it to pray for things that you don’t normally pray for.
Pray for the healing of our nation and world. Pray that hate will come to an end. Pray that God will expose every plot to kill innocent people.
Pray for all lies to be exposed in our government, our nation, our congress, our cities, and our towns.
Pray that truth will prevail.
Pray that God will be brought back to the forefront of our lives where He belongs.
Pray that prayer is brought back to our schools. Pray for the safety and security of our children.
Pray that our eyes turn back to God. Pray to ask the Holy Spirit to convict us when we don’t seek God first.
Pray for the protection of our brave men and women of our military.
Pray for all these endless wars to come to an abrupt, swift, and peaceful end.
Pray for the women facing the decision of abortion. Pray that God will move on their heart to seek alternative actions. Life is a precious gift given my almighty God.
Pray for the President, his protection, his administration, and for the respect for the office of the President be prevalent once again.
Even if you don’t like him, God’s word tells us to pray for our leaders. His word also tells us to pray for our enemies. If you feel the President is an enemy, pray anyway. God tells us to. For through our prayer of our enemies, our animosities dissipate.
Through our prayer, God gives clarity, forgiveness, peace, mercy for those who have offended us, His grace, and blessings.
Pray that God will draw you closer to Him. There is no more significant place to dwell.

Can God use you?

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Never think God can’t use you! He uses imperfect people to complete His perfect plans.
Moses argued with God about His plans, instructions, and directions BUT GOD powerfully used Moses.
David had an illicit affair with, BUT GOD rose David to a kinghood from the place of being a shepherd boy.
Noah loved his wine and nudity, BUT GOD used him to save and preserve humanity, animals, and birds.
Jonah ran away from God, but God used him anyway.
Sarah was impatient and pursued her plans in place of Gods to bring His promise sooner, BUT GOD did not hold that against her.
Gideon was a doubter, BUT GOD transformed him anyway into a great warrior.
Do not think that your past can dictate where God will place you.
Do not think that God cannot use someone like you.
You are the apple of God’s eye, and He has set aside great plans and a victorious destiny for you.
Even if you doubt, run away, worry, or have an imperfection that you think disqualifies you, God will use you!
All you have to do as ask for God’s merciful forgiveness for these transgressions. Then speak these four powerful words to God.
“Yes, God, use me!”

Good Friday.

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Today we celebrate our glorious Savior, Jesus. We celebrate the life He gave for every one of us.
He gave His life willingly for each one of us as He took our place on that retched cross.
He was sinless, yet He bore each one of our sins on that cross.
He defeated death, sickness, sin, and every burden at that cross. In doing so, we don’t have to carry the burdens our of sins.
He suffered through beatings, mockery, hate, thrones driven into His skull, and the agonizingly slow death of affixation.
I can never tell Him thank You enough! I am forever grateful.
He gave us freedom from the overwhelming price of our sins which is a price we can never pay. JESUS PAID IT ALL!
Today, if you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, please repeat these words with me:
Jesus, I am a sinner, forgive me! Father, cleanse me with the precious blood of our Savior, Jesus. God, let me seek, know, and understand You like no one else does.
God throw each one of my sins in the sea of forgetfulness never to be remembered by You again.
I receive Jesus, as my personal Savior. Today, I am free from sin, death, and every burden.
God, bless me with a knowledge of who You are.
Thank You for loving me the way that you do, never giving up on me, and for pursuing me relentlessly.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

What your mind hears, your mind will believe.

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What kind of words do you speak over yourself?
Are those words full of power, positivity, motivation, and love?
Or are those words full of lies, doubt, negativity, fear, and failure?
Your words should declare that you are victorious, beautiful, wise, knowledgeable, productive, remarkable, and beloved by God?
Choose to speak life, speak your destiny into existence, and speak the words God speaks about you.
Your mind will believe the words you speak.

Make 2019 your stellar year.

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If you are determined to make 2019 a stellar year for yourself, there is one change that you must implement.
So many people seek the advice of brilliant businessmen/women, life coaches, or gurus.
Some of this advice might come in a forum that will cost you a pretty penny.
Would you like to know some advice that will alter your life forever?
Getting closer to God is ALWAYS a life changer.
Determine that this will be the year you get to know God more intimately.
God longs to know each of us intimately. He wishes to reveal who He is to us in a way that will forever change our lives.
When I say knowing God more intimately, it does not reference the intimacy of humanity.
Intimacy with God is allowing Him to show us every level of who He is. I am not sure about you, but I want to know God and every level of His awesomeness!
See, I have such a burning desire to know Him more intimately every day.
King David, knew God in a very intimate manner. King David was a worshipper like no other.
Maybe the depths of his worship for God came from the intimate nature of his knowledge of God.
Worship is one other thing that God desires from us. Maybe, the intimacy and worship go hand in hand.
Now maybe you think that you know God because you are very knowable about the bible or perhaps somewhat comprehensible about the bible.
Knowing the Bible and knowing God are two completely different things.
Yes, we should know study and know His word but knowing God is a whole different manner.
Knowing God will bring you into a higher appreciation of Him.
When you know Him more intimately, He will show Himself to you in new profound ways.
Here is my daily prayer to God. I pray it becomes yours too.
My prayer every day is “God, let me know You like no other person has known You. God, reveal things to me that You never have and will never reveal to anyone else.”
Remember, God, says if you seek Him, you will find Him. Let Him know that you desire Him above anything else. Let Him know you want to be closer to Him. When you seek Him in this particular manner, He will not disappoint you.