Thursday, April 27, 2017

"that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power" - (Ephesians 1:17-19).

God passionately desires that we partner with Him in prayer and intercession 
- prayer draws us nearer into intimacy with God, and at the same time, it humbles and transforms us. When we bring the needs of others to God in prayer, we interact in partnership with His heart. 

It is when I put others before my own needs, crying out for the lost and unsaved ones. So at the end of the day, I am not focusing on my own problems anymore but because I trust God to take care of me as I cry out, interceding for the one that He loves just like the Levi. 

We are in governmental partnership with Him 
- The governmental centre of the universe is in the prayer ministry. We partner with Him or we will not see these blessings. Intercession is God's brilliant strategy for including the saints in ruling with Him in power. God seeks for those who will stand in the gap in intercession. 

Thank you, God, for willing to include us in your ministry. Whenever we pray and intercede, we see you working it not only bring joy but at the same time, our Faith has been lifted up. You are the God who hears and answers prayer. 

He opens doors of blessing when we intercede
- we have a dynamic role in determining the measure of the quality of our life. It's marvellous! Charles Finney was a lawyer from New York in the 1800's whom the Lord used greatly to bring about revival. These amazing results were because of two strong intercessors who prayed earnestly for every meeting. 

- We gotta keep on interceding for our generation, that this generation will be a God-filled generation where their morals are not based on the world's but of God. Every depression, suicidal, bullies, anxiety, addictions etc... will not bind every young people's heart and lives In Jesus Name. 

He changes us on the inside as His Word abides in us. 
- The mystery of intercession is in its "weakness", simplicity, humility, and accessibility to all. We are filled with God's heart as we pray, and our effectiveness in intercession increases. God's mind then dominates and saturates ours, renewing us as we pursue Him in prayer. 

- When our focus is not on ourselves but the heart of God. What is His heart going after, crying out the people who are still lost. Father would you break my heart for what breaks yours and give me a heart of compassion for the people you love and for the unlovable ones. Change my lenses to yours, empower me so that I can love like how you have loved me. 

He initiates prayer by declaring His will in His word 
- We respond by praying His Word. Then He answers us by releasing His blessing because of our prayers. Prayers and intercession cause us to internalise God's word because when we speak His ideas back to Him. His Word builds us up in our heart and delivers us. We then decree God's decrees with power from on high. 

1 Thessalonians 2:13 
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

James 1:21 
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

This feels weird but it's amazing how God uses His Word to guide us to pray and at the same time builds us up. 

Jesus releases God's justice in response to intercession
- Justice is God making wrong things right. He requires night and day prayer as the condition to release justice. Wrong things are made right, the sick are healed, those bound in sin are freed, and revival is released in geographical areas. 

Shall God not avenge (bring about justice for) His elect who cry out day and night to Him? I tell you that He will avenge (bring about justice) them speedily (Luke 18:7-8).

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lord, I don't know what to do

God has a blueprint plan of my life, written in the palm of His hand. "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." (Isaiah 49:16)

If I don't know God's direction in my life, I simply ought to try asking Him for guidance. Surrendering completely to Him, and listening attentively to His will.

Charge down that path with all you're got. Pursue His will with a passion.

"Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you" (Psalm 25:4-5)

Promises I can claim for my own life: 

"The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands" (Psalm 25:8-10 NLT) 

The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." (Psalm 32:8 NLT)

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us' yes, establish the work of our hands!" (Psalm 90:17 ESV)

When my heart is humble and truly seeking God's will, I can be confident of this: 
1. God will always show me what is right for me. 
2. When I get sidetracked, God will direct me back to the right path. 
3. I am not alone. God leads and teaches me along the way. 
4. God leads those who obey Him with unfailing love and faithfulness. 

Ensure my heart is in the right place of humility, and then ask God to help me. Once I've asked, trust that God is directing me. 

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

God Speaks So He Can Help Us

by Joyce Meyer

The yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
—Isaiah 10:27 KJV

When God speaks to you about an issue that needs to be dealt with in your life, you should not put it off. You can trust that the anointing, which is the power and ability of the Holy Spirit, is present to break its grip on you. If you put off confronting the problem until you want to deal with it, you may have to face trying to change without God’s power or anointing.

We often want to do things in our own timing, and we struggle and struggle because it is not anointed by God at the time we are trying to deal with it. For example, there are times when I feel like I want to confront an issue with an employee, but I know that it would be wiser for me to pray about it for a while and let God prepare that person’s heart. When I follow God’s timetable, I always have His anointing to get it done. I have learned to deal with issues when God wants to deal with them and leave them alone when He wants me to wait. I have also had the frustrating experience of trying over and over to change myself without waiting on God’s help and timing. God’s anointing must be present for anything to work right in our lives.

When God convicts us of something that needs to change in our lives that means He has prepared us to face it. We may not feel that we are ready, but we can trust that His timing is perfect and His anointing is present to break the yoke that is hindering our full freedom. I have learned to say, “Lord, I may not feel ready, but if You say the time is now then I trust that Your power is with me and I am willing to be obedient to You.” As you step out in faith to deal with issues you will find that the wisdom, grace, power, and ability that you need are present.
God’s word for you today: Don’t put off until another day what He wants you to deal with today.

From the book Hearing from God Each Morning: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"But if you left god in the midst of pain and suffering, then what's left and whose left?" 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lord, whatever happens today, help me to endure, persevere and keep my eyes fixed on you.