Help Others Win
There is no greater legacy than to help someone else win. Today,
look for ways to use your influence. Help others rise up higher. Sow
good seeds because they will come back to you.
Asking for Anything
Some of the greatest prayer is prayer where you don't say one single
word or ask for anything. Now, God does answer and He does give us
what we ask for.
Remain in Him
Have you ever really thought about the relationship between a branch
and the vine? We donít use these kinds of word pictures very much
anymore, but think about it--if the branch is not attached to the
vine, it withers and dies.
There is one place where accusations never stop flowing--in the
throne room of heaven. Revelation 12:10 calls Satan the "accuser of
[the] brethren"--he accuses Christians "before our God day and
Ask What You Desire
It pleases God to give you the desires of your heart! He wants to
see you happy, whole, strong and enjoying His blessing.
Putting on Truth
In our modern world, think of all the ways we are told to relate to
"truth": study the truth, find the truth, explore the truth, know
the truth, discover the truth, reveal the truth--and the list goes
Are You In?
The very moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we
instantly become a new creation! Our spirits are made alive in Him
and the old passes away.
Places of Greatness:
We're often told that Jesus quoted Scripture to the devil and
thereby defeated him. But it's not quite that easy. In reading
through the story of the Temptation in Matthew 4, we notice that
Jesus also relied on the Holy Spirit who was leading Him at every
You Have What it
God has given you everything you need to do what Heís called you to
do in this life. He has equipped you to be successful and has
empowered you to overcome in this life.
Sowing Good Seeds
Whether you realize it or not, everything you are experiencing in
your life today is a direct result of the seeds youíve sown in your
past. Today, you are planting seeds for the harvest in your future.
Defense Against Deceit
While Satan will attack truth wherever it is found--anything to
promote discord and confusion on earth--it is the truth of God's
Word that Satan most wants to negate.
Give More, Have
In the natural, it doesnít make sense that you will have more if you
give more. But Godís kingdom operates on the principle of sowing and
reaping. This is one of the first things He established with Adam
and Eve in the book of Genesis.
Everyone faces the storms of life. Sometimes we have the faith to be
delivered from the storms instantly; sometimes we have the faith to
walk through the storms. But no matter which route you take, you can
be sure that God is right there with you.
I believe we are living in a day and age when God is accelerating
His work in our lives! I believe that what used to take days, weeks
and even years in times past, God will do in an instant in this day
Time is the most valuable commodity that we have in life. Itís more
valuable than money. You can make more money, but you canít make
There is lots of advice in the world about how to be happy, how to
live a happy life. But none of this advice squares with how the
Bible describes true happiness or blessedness.
That You May Be
Relationships are so important in the eyes of God. As His children,
He desires that we live in unity and stay connected with one
another. When we are transparent and pray for each other, something
supernatural takes place.
of His Favor
Oftentimes, people set their focus on what God has done in the
pastóhow He parted the Red Sea, or stopped the sun for Joshua, or
fed thousands of people with just a little boyís small lunch. Yes,
God has performed many amazing miracles throughout history, and itís
important that we give Him praise and glory.
For 2,000 years, followers of Jesus Christ have been persecuted just
as their Lord was. We are reminded throughout God's Word that there
is a cost to following our Savior, but the rewards are also great.
Accept God's Plan
No matter what may be happening today, God has
good things in store for your future! It may not be easy to see now, but God has
already lined up a new beginning, new friendships and new opportunities for you.
One thing Iíve learned is that God doesnít always work on our
timetable. In fact, He rarely does. But in a single moment, God can
change your life! All throughout Scripture, we see examples of how
God was working behind the scenes and instantly turned things around
for His people.
Just Agree with
When you agree with God, you are positioning yourself for a miracle.
When things look difficult, donít
agree with your circumstances, agree with His promises because He is faithful,
and He will complete what Heís started in your life!
He is Risen!
We have a reason to celebrate today because we serve a God who is
alive and filled with resurrection power! Not only did He resurrect
Jesus from the dead, but He wants to extend His resurrection power
into every single area of your life, today!
Jesus warned His original disciples before He was killed, "If they
persecuted Me, they will also persecute you"
Sunday is Coming
As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, I think about when they
crucified Jesus. On that Friday, it was the darkest, most painful,
discouraging day of His life.
Back, Looking Forward
Suppose someone told you of two unlikely events that would happen in
the future--one in a few days, the other at an undetermined time in
the future. In spite of the details he gave about each event, you
found it hard to believe that he could predict the future with that
kind of accuracy.
Victory over Sin
So much happened at Calvary's cross over two thousand years ago; but
ultimately, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we could have
abundant life! Because of Jesus, we have victory over anything that
would try to hold us back!
It is Finished
It's interesting that the last thing Jesus said on the cross was "it
is finished." It certainly looked like the end. It looked like it
was over. But I believe that wasn't just a statement of fact; it was
a statement of faith.
The Same Spirit
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Bible tells us
that the Holy Spirit of God makes His home inside of you. That's the
same Spirit, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
Press toward the
Are you facing a challenge today that seems overwhelming? Through
faith and patience, you will see Godís promises come to pass in your
Brick by Brick
Lord blesses faithful, plodding work. Let's take it step-by-step,
day-by-day, and moment-by-moment.
You donít have to wonder if youíre ďgood enoughĒ to receive from God
because Godís blessing has nothing to do with your performance. He
has already blessed you and given you everything you need by His
One of the most amazing transformations in the Bible happened when
Saulóformer persecutor of Christiansóencountered God on the road to
Damascus. After his encounter, he was so radically changed from the
inside out that even his name was changed to Paul.
Supernatural in You!
We serve a supernatural God! He is not limited by anything or
anyone. Heís ready to do the impossible in you, for you and through
So often, people limit themselves in their thinking. They donít
think theyíll ever accomplish their dreams. They start thinking they
donít have the talent, the connections or the funds.
How to Be Humble
Humility is almost always a by-product of other values or actions.
As Paul wrote to Titus, when we speak well of others and are
peaceable and gentle, we demonstrate humility.
He'll never waste an experience, He'll never waste a hurt, He'll
never waste a dream, He'll never waste even a single piece of bread.
He Will Deliver
Are you facing trouble in any area of your life today? God is
standing ready to deliver you. He promises in His Word that He is
near to all those who call upon His name.
A Place of
We serve a God of more than enough, and His desire is to always make
sure you have whatever you need to be successful and victorious in
every area of your life.
Prayer: The Top Side of Our Souls
Every Christian, however he may be dedicated to the holy art of
prayer and worship, must of necessity descend to work and eat and
sleep and pay his taxes and get on somehow with the hard world
around him. And if he follows on to know the Lord he must serve in
every useful way outlined for him in the Scriptures of truth.
Friend, in our spiritual journey, the enemy has strategically placed
all kinds of stumbling blocks in our paths. When we make the Word of
God our number one priority, it helps us to move forward with our
eyes wide open.
Not a Word
He had never been slow of speech when He could bless the sons of men, but He
would not say a single word for Himself. "Never man spake like this Man,"
and never man was silent like Him. Was this singular silence the
index of His perfect self-sacrifice?
Hold On to Your
Scripture says your battle isn't against flesh and blood. In others
words, that person isn't your enemy; the accuseróSatanóis your
They Led Him Away
As you look at the cross upon His shoulders, does it represent your
sin? There is one way by which you can tell whether He carried your
sin or not.
God doesnít want us to live stressed out and overwhelmed. He wants
us to live a life of rest and peace.
Be a Dream
God brings people to you for a purpose. We should live with this
awareness that, ďI am here to add value to people. I am here to help
Being Carried by God
It is comforting to know that God is willing to carry His children
when they are at their weakest.
Kinds of Prayer
Christians who attend liturgical church services--services where
prayers and creeds are written out and repeated each Sunday--find
security in the repetition of time-honored words. Christians who
attend non-liturgical services find comfort in the opposite--praying
and professing in a different, spontaneous way each week.
Being successful isnít just about what you make happen for yourself,
itís about what you make happen for others.
In the Day of
God is always present with you. That means at all times,
continually, perpetually, throughout all time, God is with you. In
your day of trouble, He is a help to you.
Performance Under Pressure
The apostle Paul talked about the pressure he faced--hard-pressed,
perplexed, persecuted, struck down--and how he continued to bear
In the womb the great men and women of history began their
magnificent march through life. In the womb Divinity met humanity,
and God the Son was born into the world.
Jesus spent much time in prayer. On at least one occasion, He
'continued all night in prayer to God' (Luke 6:12), and no doubt a
goodly portion of His prayer was thanksgiving prayer, as well as
Living Above the
Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one knows sleepless
nights and deep sorrow. But as a believer, we also know that during
the dark hours we're not alone. God's comfort surpasses
Do you need a miracle in your life for something
that seems impossible? With man it may be, but we serve the all-powerful God,
and He can create something out of nothing! He can make a way when there seems
to be no way and open doors that seemed closed forever!
Have you ever thought about something you wanted or needed, and
suddenly that need was supplied even before you had time to stop and
pray? God knows your needs before you even speak them.
Elijah - Transfiguration Experience
When Jesus return in glory, there would be two groups of people
sharing His glory with Him: Moses, representing the resurrected
saints, and Elijah, the "raptured" saints.
He is Strong in
Just because you have a ďdisadvantage,Ē just because youíve been
through a tough time, doesnít mean youíre supposed to sit back and
settle where you are. God still has something great for you to do!
Lord is with You
No matter what today has in store, as a believer in Jesus, you can
approach the day with boldness and confidence. Why? Because the Lord
is with you, and in Him is everything you need in this life.
Thereís a powerful effect that eternity has on our faith. It puts
things in proper perspective and gets us to concentrate on the
things that really matter most. The devil understands this too, and
one of his most effective weapons against Christians is to get their
focus off eternity and onto earthly things.
The same God who created the heavens and earth, the one who spoke
the universe into existence and knows everything about you, He is on
your side and wants the best for you.
Faith is trusting God with your burdens, knowing that your prayers
are already answered (Isaiah 65:24). It's being persuaded that God
has the power to do what He has promised (Romans 4:21).
Through the Fire
Maybe you are going through the fire today. Know that God is with
you. Heís doing a work in you, and Heís displaying His glory through
God sees and cares about everything that happens in your life. Heís
seen every wrong thatís been done to you. Heís seen every unfair
Stand and See
You may be in a storm of life, but donít let that storm get in you.
Instead, set your focus on God because He is faithful, and He will
fight your battles.
In the Midst of
The storms of life come to every person. No matter how good a person
you are, youíre going to have some ďrainĒ in your life. When these
storms come, a lot people use their faith to try to control their
Seeing the Way
When God looks at mankind, He doesnít see us as different races. God
looks past all the superficial things that our culture seems to
magnify and He sees us all the same; just His beautiful creation.
He Makes Up
No matter what weakness you think you may have, no matter what
inadequacies or setbacks youíve encountered, God wants to give you
His divine strength! He wants to make up the difference and put you
further ahead than you ever thought possible.
God loves it when you come boldly to Him! When we pray with an
attitude of faith and expectancy, it shows that we believe God and
His Word and that opens the door for Him to move on our behalf.
for Your Good
God has a plan to take every adversity and every hardship you go
through and use it. Heís not going to beat you down and make your
life miserable. No, Godís dream is to take that difficulty and
supernaturally turn it around and use it to bring you good.
Before you were ever born, before the very foundation of the earth,
God knew you, planned for you and chose you! He approved you and
called you His own.
Everyone has days when they feel like life is out of control. This
usually happens when we allow our circumstances to dictate our
thoughts and attitudes.
You Have the
When you put God first, when you obey His commands, you open the
door for His favoróyou have the advantage for success!
God doesnít want you to live with a
ďbarely-get-byĒ attitude. He has new seasons of increase in front of you. He
wants you to thrive, to live an abundant, overflowing life!
Plan for Good
Do you wake up every morning expecting favor and blessing on
everything you do? Do you plan for what is good? When we plan for
what is good, the scripture tells us that we find love.
Your Days are
Did you know that God has already written out the
story of your life? Heís written out plans for your good, plans to prosper you,
plans for peace. That doesnít mean that you wonít go through negative
situations. It means that God will use everything you go through to move you
forward toward that good plan.
When you receive Godís grace in your life, you are receiving His
favor. Not only is grace Godís favor, but itís also His supernatural
Somebody's Rooting for You
Today, you have a great multitude in heaven cheering you on! Theyíre saying,
ďYou can do it! Youíre a winner! You are well able, strong and equipped. No
weapon formed against you shall prosper!Ē
Together - Prescription for a Healthy Marriage
A team of counselors recently suggested that any marriage can be
improved by committing to a 30/30 plan--spending thirty minutes
together for thirty days.
God Calls You
The question is are we going to believe what God says about us, or
are we going to believe what we feel, what we think, or what the
circumstances look like?
Call It Like You
One thing Iíve learned is that God calls the things that are not as
if they already are. He doesn't call you what you are; He calls you
the way He sees you.
Be Content with What You
To be content with even the best of
people, we must be contented with little and bear a great deal.
The focus of the ever-increasing love, however, is not emotive reactions or
depth of feeling. It is a nonstop, ever-growing love for "knowledge" and
"judgment." And as one might expect, the Holy Spirit's choice of words is
Nothing is too difficult for Him. Take hold of this truth by faith
and focus on His goodness today. Allow His peace to settle in your
heart and mind as you move forward in His blessing all the days of
God's thoughts and ways are by no means equivalent to man's. How,
then, can we hope to understand those things which He has
communicated to us in His Word?
The Way of the
Did you know that when you give to
others in need, the Bible says itís like giving directly to God
Himself? When you step out and bless other people, you are honoring
and blessing the Lord.
I believe that in the coming decade, God wants to exceed your
expectations! He has amazing things stored up for you. Heíll take
you places that youíve never dreamed and give you breaks that once
Are you declaring what you see in your
circumstances? Are you declaring your worries and frustrations to
others, or are you declaring Godís goodness and promises over your
Declare His Deeds
Even when life isnít fair, God is always
fair. He is always working behind the scenes on your behalf to move
you forward into the destiny that He has prepared for you.
Love in Deed
God wants to work through us to show His love and compassion and draw people to Himself.
Make Your Way
When we live in obedience to His Word, when we put Him first in
every area, Scripture promises that our way will be prosperous, and
we will experience success.
As You Have
Scripture tells us that there is creative power in the words we
declare. In the same way that God created the world with His words
in Genesis 1, we ďcreateĒ our own world with our words.
The Way to Get
Itís amazing how taking a few minutes at the
start of each day to plan and set your thoughts in the right direction can help
you get ahead and empower you to accomplish so much more.
You've Got the
Every word we speak is a seed. We are constantly planting those
seeds that will, in turn, produce a harvest in the future.
God wants to do something great in and through you! He has promises
and blessings in store for you that you havenít even thought of yet.
The Scripture tells us that He gives us power to gain wealth.
Need a Change?
We all have areas in our lives where we desire to see change; areas
we know we need to come up higher or addictions and strongholds we
need to break.
Your Blessing Well
When you start to do better, the people around you donít celebrate.
They become jealous. But you canít allow the attitudes of others to
hold you back and cause you to live in mediocrity.
Isaiah 26:3 is one of the Old Testament's most beloved verses: a
promise of peace made possible by remaining steadfastly focused on
Fullness of Abraham
The fullness of Abraham was that of a wealth which death could not
touch. The seeming fullness of those who walk by sight, and not by
faith, is emptied in death. Men and women of faith carry their
fullness with them.
Perhaps life is very hard for you or a loved one, and you are
wondering why God has allowed you or your loved one to linger.
Equipped by Faith
God has equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your
destiny through His Word. The Scripture tells us that as believers
in Jesus Christ, we are anointed.
Too often, itís easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing the
same way over and over every day. But if we are going to live at our
absolute best, we should constantly be growing and sharpening our
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both
satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious
of my need of further grace.
We ought not to court publicity for our virtue, or notoriety for our
zeal; but, at the same time, it is a sin to be always seeking to
hide that which God has bestowed upon us for the good of others.
He Holds You in
We all face situations in life that feel
out of control. During times like these, itís easy to get
discouraged and allow fear to creep in; but instead, why donít you
focus on the fact that God is holding you in the palm of His hand!
We Can Sleep in Peace
We can sleep in peace when we remember that God is awake.
Now, Faith Is..
The Bible says that faith gives substance to the things you hope for. In
other words, faith brings those things into your life. Itís faith
for today, right now.
All Things Are
Jesus took the focus off of what God could do and put the focus on
what the man could believe. Your part is to believe because without
faith you can't receive from the power.
Put Your Faith
Scripture tells us that faith without works is
dead. In other words, if the faith inside of us doesnít get expression through
our actions and words, it will no longer be alive. If we donít use it, we will
lose it, so to speak. We have to step out in faith in order to keep faith alive.
Whatever you focus your mind and heart on, you will move toward.
Thatís why todayís verse tells us to look straight ahead.
Are you facing a difficulty or trial that seems like itís been
lasting a long time? Todayís verse tells us that our trials are
really only momentary.
No Good Thing
What do you need from the Lord today? Do you need peace, provision
or guidance? The Word of God promises that no good thing will He
withhold from those who walk blamelessly before Him.
Who Will Receive
God wants you to receive every blessing that He
has in store for you. In His Word, He tells you about His wonderful blessings,
but He also tells you how to receive His blessingsóby having clean hands and a
Itís a new year with new opportunities, and itís time for you to be
the new you. Let this be the year that you break old habits and
addictions. Let this be the year that you move forward into a new
life of victory.
Crying Over Money
With thanks we should acknowledge the blessings that flow from the Father and in
turn bless those around us.
The same Bible that teaches about heaven warns of hell.
Loving His Appearing
It is fascinating to learn that the Lord has a special reward for all those who
"love his appearing." The word "appearing" can refer to either the first or
second advent of Christ, depending on the context.
God's highest priority in the training of the young is that they learn to "keep
the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment." Such instruction is the
responsibility of the home, especially the father--not of the government or some
educational association. It is to be given in the context of God's promises and
plans and is to be framed in terms of "commands."
Dream Another Dream
What are the dreams and desires that you have for your future? Maybe you had
some big dreams in the past, but things didnít go the way you planned. So you
put them aside and settled for status quo.
Make Plans for the Next
You wouldnít be here if God didnít have a purpose for you. I believe that this
next year is going to be your best ever. Why donít you make plans for another
Consider Your God
Consider your God. Consider His Word. Consider His faithfulness. Just like
Abraham, let His Word strengthen you as you give glory to God. Keep believing
and keep hoping and let your faith open the way for victory in every area of
He Makes All Things New
When God puts a dream in your heart, when He puts a promise on the inside of
you, He deposits within you everything you need to accomplish that dream.
Strength to Overcome
God has given you all power and authority to
overcome every obstacle you may face in life. That means you are well able to do
what God has called you to do.
Isnít it good to know that no matter what happened
yesterday, no matter what you said, no matter what you did, Godís mercy is new
for you today? Mercy is empowering. It frees us to make the right choices and
live in a way that is pleasing to God.
Adam's Failure--Christ's Strength
When Adam rebelled against God, he experienced many new things--things which
have haunted mankind ever since. All of these things were experienced by Christ
in an intense way as He redeemed fallen mankind and the cursed creation.
Brighter Until the Full
As a believer, God promises that your path will shine brighter and brighter as
you seek His truth and righteousness in every situation.
Give Him the Gift of
God wants you to give because your heart is overflowing with thankfulness. He
wants you to be happy and cheerful when you give.
When Jesus came to earth, He brought with Him
everything you need to live a life of victory. He came as a little baby, but He
was empowered with all authority in heaven and earth.
Emmanuel, God with Us
Isnít it good to know that God is with us? He is closer than the very air we
breathe. His peace is always with us. His joy is always with us.
Watch Your Eyes
Whatever our eyes want, becomes an object of worship. Guard your eyes today against desiring anything but God.
Not Be Afraid
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or afraid of what God has called you to do? Maybe
you pursued a dream or goal in the past and things didnít turn out the way you
planned. Now youíre uncertain of the future.
Love Prompts Giving
During this Christmas holiday, the season of giving,
remember to take time to focus on the greatest gift of all, the gift of eternal,
abundant life through Jesus.
Peace - Not as the World
True peace isnít found in anything this world has to
offer, it can only be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sometimes when we're low in spirits, we feel we're
nothing that really matters, that our lives amount to nothing at all. But when
we feel our weakest, the Lord works the strongest.
Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing
We sometimes grow confused by life's
paradoxes--strength through weakness, comfort through suffering, life through
death, glory through shame. But how encouraging to know that Jesus Christ is
Lord of all that's paradoxical.
As you learn to give Him thanks, you are learning to receive from Him. Open your
heart by faith today and thank Him for all the blessings He has prepared for
Light from the Word
One of the more beautiful metaphors in the Bible,
"light" is used either metaphorically or literally to stress understanding,
knowledge, or truth. When inaccurate interpretations of God's Word are taught,
Isaiah said it is "because there is no light in them."
Do you need direction in your life today? Not only is Jesus the way
to life in eternity, but Jesus is the way to everything you need in
this life here on earth.
God is always looking to take us to higher levels. He wants us to
grow and increase in every area of life. Change is often a catalyst
for growth in our lives.
Until You See the Promise
When you do the will of God by obeying His Word and precepts, it
opens the door for His promises to be fulfilled in your life.