Thursday, May 26, 2016

Meditate with Power!


I Will Be With You!

Isaiah 43:2  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

Meditate on God’s Word!   God made this promise to the nation of Israel over 2700 years ago and He make the same promise to you today!  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 43:2-3

As God spoke to Zerrubbabel, so He speaks to you today.  So he answered and said to me:“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’” Zechariah 4:6-7

So often we struggle in our own strength and wisdom, trying to overcome things in our own strength, instead of relying on the grace of God and the gift of the Holy Spirit, which He has given us. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1: 13-14



Take a moment today to remember God saved you, sealed you and will carry you through every storm in life until you arrive safely on shore in heaven to spend the rest of eternity in His care and love. 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. Isaiah 43:2 God hasn’t changed but how we react to life can vary day by day so remember God loves YOU and will carry you every moment of your life!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meditate with Power!

God Loves You!

Daniel 9:23  At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision.

Meditate on God’s Word!   As God loved Daniel and the nation of Israel so He loves you. But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. Isaiah 43:1 God will carry you through the rough waters of life. 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 43:2-3

You are precious in His sight and His care and concern for you are beyond description. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 43:4-5 God created you for a specific purpose and His hand is on your life. Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Isaiah 43:7


Get lost in the wonder of God and you never know what God will do!  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 Let God love you today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Keep Praying!

Ephesians 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

Meditate on God’s Word!   Daniel prays intensely and God responds. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision. Daniel 9:22-23

God gave Daniel the most amazing prophecy of the timing of Jesus to the day when Jesus entered into Jerusalem riding on a donkey, fulfilling a portion of this prophecy. “Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins,To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. Daniel 9:24 The final seven week period or seven years refers to the Great Tribulation period on earth when the Anti-Christ will be established for 3.5 years until Jesus Christ returns to defeat him and his army in the battle of Armageddon. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” Daniel 9:27


Daniel’s intense prayer ended by God showing him things never revealed to any man in such detail. Whatever your need is today as you intercede for others and for yourself, know that in spite of what appears to be a delay of time, God hears and will ultimately respond perhaps in a way you never imagined.  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, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. Ephesians 1:18-19  Keep praying, God is listening and hears your prayer!

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Intense Prayer for Others!

Daniel 9:17  Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate.

Meditate on God’s Word!   Daniel cries out to God on behalf of the nation.   O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. Daniel 9:18  The intensity of his prayer increases as he intercedes for the entire nation. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.” Daniel 9:19

God responds and sends the angel Gabriel to answer his prayer. Yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. Daniel 9:21-22

God is about to give Daniel one of the most important interpretations of the greatest prophecy in the entire Bible because Daniel believed and interceded on behalf of others. Make today a day where you intercede on behalf of someone else the entire day and ask God to help your friend in the time of their need today. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18   Dear Father, help and heal my friend Kevin today through the power of the Holy Spirit and the shed blood of Jesus for him. In Jesus name. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Praying for Others!  

Daniel 9:3   Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

Meditate on God’s Word!   Daniel knew God’s Word and knew that the time for captivity for the nation of Israel was about to endI, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Daniel 9:2 So Daniel went into a time of deep prayer and fasting before God. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments. Daniel 9:4

He interceded for the nation by confessing sin first.  And now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have done wickedly! Daniel 9:15 He laid his heart open to God as he interceded for others.  “O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. 17 Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. Daniel 9:16-17


He asked for forgiveness and then for God to answer, heal and to restore what was lost because of sin. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.” Daniel 9:19 Consider praying for those in your life who have needs that they are struggling with and wait on God to respond as Daniel did. 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.” Psalm 50:14-15

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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God’s Concern for You!  

Psalm 34:18  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Meditate on God’s Word!   God cares for you deeply.  As you may be grieving over the loss of a friend, loved one or a job know that God will use everything in your life to make you more like Jesus. Therefore, in all things Jesus had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:17-18

Suffering is part of the Christian experience as we can help others who suffer because we have survived the pain and loss in our own lives. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. I Peter 2:19-20 As Jesus endured suffering for us so we are to help those who are struggling in life. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us  an example, that you should follow His steps: 22 “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously. I Peter 2:21-23


It is easy to trust God when you have been given a raise, promotion or a large inheritance. It is harder but better to trust God when you are in pain or walking through a dark hallway by yourself because you know Jesus is right beside you, all the way. Trust in God’s care and concern for you today, no matter the circumstance.  Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5