Monday, January 26, 2015


Meditate with Power!



Contentment and God!


Philippians 4:11  Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.

Meditate on God’s Word!   The most powerful witness we will ever have in our life is when others see our contentment in the middle of difficult circumstances. The Apostle Paul’s single focus was on preaching the name of Jesus, no matter what happened to him. This was his power in life, to proclaim the message of redemption and forgiveness through Jesus. This is why he could write these words. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:11-12  

The power in our lives is in the fruit of the Holy Spirit and God’s power in us. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 The power never comes from us but from God and as we die daily to the things that draw us away from God. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:24-25

That is why these simple few words are so powerful in finding contentment in all situations in life. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Meditate with Power!



Everything to God!


Philippians 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Meditate with Power!   It is very difficult to imagine when you are faced with an impossible situation in your life, to not worry and to be thankful. It is not a suggestion, or a recommendation but one of God’s most powerful promises in the entire Bible. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

God’s peace in the midst of a disease, job loss or the death of a loved one can be the most important and powerful thing to have in our lives.  Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 The Apostle Paul didn’t live in the I will get everything I ask God for world but in the world of contentment and peace because He trusted that God loved him and would give him His peace in all situations. It is transcending life’s problems in a most powerful way. It is seeing hardship not as a punishment but as a consequence of the fact that sin entered into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. When this act of sin happened it changed the universe until Jesus fulfilled God’s promise of redemption made when He died on the cross for the sins of the world.

The ultimate fulfillment will be when Jesus returns to restore His kingdom on earth and sin no longer exists, in God’s perfect timing. Until this happens, we live in a world where the greatest thing we can possess is God’s forgiveness through Jesus, grace and His peace. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:6,13 Let this be your focus and meditation today!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Meditate with Power!



Thanksgiving & Prayer!


Psalm 50:15  Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”

Meditate with Power!   It is hard to imagine thanking God for problems or troubles in our lives but the Word tells us to stay focused on God’s goodness and to release our concerns to Him. Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:4-5

We are to constantly pray and to give thanksgiving.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 We are called to stay focused on God’s love, grace and power and not on our problems. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

It is when we let go and let God that amazing things can and will happen. We may not receive what we asked for but we will receive the peace of God, that passes understanding. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 Get lost in the wonder of God and let God’s peace be yours today, no matter what you are facing, God is there!

Friday, January 23, 2015


Meditate with Power!



God & Prayer!


Isaiah 43:10  Understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, or shall there be after Me.  

Meditate with Power!   God is sovereign over the universe and our lives. “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, or shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10  If this is true why pray? There are hundreds of examples of men and women of God praying for assistance, help, and miracles and for praise and thanksgiving.

We don’t know where God’s will and life intersect but we know that prayer touches the heart of God and prayer moves the hand of God. Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High. 15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Psalm 50:15-16 We know that we are commanded to pray and to pray for each other, especially when we know someone who is struggling or who is very ill.  Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:13-15

Trust God and trust God’s Word to pray for those in need. God and God’s Word tells us to pray, to pray intensely and to believe that God can and will answer prayer. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16-17 Keep believing and keep praying and watch God work!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Meditate with Power!



Keep Praying, God Hears!


Exodus 14:27  So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Meditate with Power!   What would happen in our lives if we really believed that God was in control and could move on our behalf in a single moment through prayer.  We just need to remember what God has done through history, believe and to keep praying. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. Exodus 14:27-28  God declares His power in His Word to remind us of His care and concern for His children. “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10

His Word is there to comfort us and to remind us that we are His witnesses on this earth and He is in control of all things. I, even I, am the Lord, And besides Me there is no savior. 12 I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God. 13 Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?” Isaiah 43:11-13

We can take great comfort in knowing that nothing happens in our life except it passes by the Hand of God and that we are to believe and continue praying for those that God has put in our lives. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 Hold fast during the storm as your life is a witness to those around you and keep praying for God’s protection, blessing and guidance as the Egyptian army approaches. God hears!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Meditate with Power!



When God Moves!


Exodus 14:22  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 

Meditate with Power!   It is good to meditate on these verses and to just realize when God moves, no one gets in the way. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Exodus 14:22-23

The mightiest and proud army in the world in stopped cold by God.  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. Exodus 14:27-28  What an amazing God we serve that will protect us through some of the most difficult times in our lives. Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10

God is on your side and He will strengthen, settle and stablish you with His presence and His peace, even during the storms of life, He is there!  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3 What a wonderful God we serve! Get lost in the wonder of God today as you meditate on His power, not your problems but on His power and watch God part the Red Sea in your life!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Meditate with Power!



A Strong East Wind!


Exodus 14:21  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night

Meditate with Power!   It is very easy to read past this powerful example of how God works and how God uses natural forces to answer our prayers. It is critical to read this section of God’s Word very slowly again and again until you can describe the situation.  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.  Exodus 14:21  

Did Moses lift up his hand once and then God worked through the strong east wind all night or did Moses lift up his hands all night? We don’t know but we know that God moved the wind all night while the people slept to free His people. How wonderful to think that God is working through the night on your behalf through natural means and causes.  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Exodus 14:22-23

So it appears that the people are free but evil still pursues them and God still protects them.   Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the Lord looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. 25 And He took off  their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.” Exodus 14:24-25

How wonderful our God is as He is always watching over His children, in all situations and circumstances. However the key point to always remember is that God uses all things in our lives to effect His will. The phone call, the email, the meeting of a friend, the radio or television program are all of God’s agents to answer our prayers. Live in the moment of realizing that all causes are God’s causes to help you in your time of need. Be ready for the strong east wind to blow in your life and be sure to thank God!  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17