Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Meditate with Power!


Power Prayer for 2017!

Romans 8:15   But you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 

Meditate on God’s Word!  Some of the shortest prayers in life are meditations where we just focus on the mercy of God to help us or someone in a tough situation. The next time you are overwhelmed meditate and visualize Jesus on the Sea of Galilee saying these words. Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:41 By faith believe that Jesus is right next to you as you meditate on God’s Word and His promises. “Peace, be still!” 

Then realize that you no longer are a stranger but you are God’s child, who He loves dearly. Jesus taught us to ask,  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:10-13  God’s gift to us is His Holy Spirit. He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 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 14:15


The love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are activated by two simple words that God has given to us His children.  But you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. Romans 8:15-16 Meditate on these short simple but powerful promises of God and let God’s peace be your GPS today in your life!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Meditate with Power!


God is Faithful! Peace Be Still!

I Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful.

Meditate on God’s Word!  Always remember that you are never alone and that Jesus is just a prayer away.  No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. I Corinthians 10:12-13  

Jesus calmed the waters and stilled the fear of His disciples while at sea during a rough storm at sea.  And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Mark 4:37-38 Jesus just finished the day teaching and was so tired He fell asleep and the disciples were terrified that they would drown.  Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:39-41


Jesus hasn’t changed and still cares deeply for each person that has placed their trust in His name. 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 Let Jesus calm the storm around you today, internal or external and meditate on His promise. “Peace be still” Jesus’s promise to you today!

Monday, February 20, 2017


Meditate with Power!


The Struggle, The Victory, Abba Father!


Romans 7:23   For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Meditate on God’s Word!  If you are struggling today as a Christian you are in good company. You are not alone.  Perhaps when you first became a Christian you had victory over sin and never seemed to struggle at all. Then you began to witness for Jesus and some of the old temptation started to come back in your life.  Jesus is there Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. I Corinthians 10:12-13

Even the Apostle Paul struggled for a time and wrote to the churches to remind them the struggle is real, the temptation is ever present but the victory is sure!   But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:23-24 We are not saved to sin but we are saved from sin. Everything we go through has a purpose in God’s plan.   My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4


Rely on God’s Word and God’s Holy Spirit when the going gets tough, call upon Jesus with the shortest, simplest prayer in the Bible.  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Meditate with Power!


Salvation & Forgiveness!


I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Meditate on God’s Word!  It is good to know that Christians are not perfect, just forgiven. When we become Christians we have been forgiven of all of our sins, past, present and future but the struggle against sin doesn’t end.  As the Apostle Paul would teach the church at Rome.  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. Romans 7:18-20

We still have our sin nature but now we have God’s power living within us to resist and overcome sin. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:22-25 Paul realized that it is only by a daily reliance on God’s power, confession and meditating on God’s Word that we are and will be eventually delivered from our sin nature.


And so we end were we began that we were saved by Jesus and we are kept by Jesus’s love and power in our lives so that when we sin, go back to the cross. My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. I John 2:1-2  Saved, sealed, kept, delivered and forgiven by the blood of Jesus and only by the blood of Jesus and His power within us!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Meditate with Power!


Amazing Grace, No Greater Love !


Romans 8:34  It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 

Meditate on God’s Word!  You can take great comfort today is knowing that Jesus loved you enough to go to the cross for your sins and the sins of the world. My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. I John 2:1-2  

Just think of the love of the love of Jesus for you to do something for someone who really didn’t  deserve the greatest act of love the world has ever known.  But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3:4-6 God’s love was so great that He even opened your eyes to how much He loves you.  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-6


So take great comfort that the God of heaven loved you enough to die for you, draw you to Himself, save you, sanctify you, keep you, indwell you with His Holy Spirit and continues to intercede and advocate for you at the right hand of God the Father.  Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16 No greater love could or has the world ever known! Amazing Grace, God’s love for you!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Meditate with Power!


God is For You!


Romans 8:31   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 

Meditate on God’s Word!   During these times of unrest and uncertainty the best thing to do is focus on who is really in control of the events of the day.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32 The Apostle Paul wrote this letter during a time of opposition against Jews and Christians. He reminded them multiple times of praying for the leaders in government and their role is to be in subjection and in constant prayer, while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Romans 8:33-34  

He reminds the church that it is God’s power through the regenerative power of the Gospel and the indwelling Holy Spirit that is our source of strength.  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:35-37


We are to stand strong in knowing that God is in control and it is God who rules the events of the time, for the church at Rome and for us today. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present things to come, 39 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 8:38-39 God is for you and nothing can change that fact in your life today!