Friday, October 28, 2016


Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV) Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

There is a song we used to sing, and it went like this: “Look to Jesus and believe, look to Jesus and receive.”  That is the truth!  When we look to Jesus believing, He seems to get everything put together for us.  I want my life to be a reflection of Him.  The way that I see a reflection is by looking into a mirror.

This verse is saying to us to look to Jesus.  He is the One that began this work in us, and He is the One that will bring it to completion. The NASB says it like this, “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.”  I like that!  What I have to do is fix my eyes on Him, and He will do the rest.  He started this work in my life many years ago.  For some of you, it could be many years, or just a few days, but it does not matter.  What matters is that He is going to do a perfect work within us.

I always say it like this: “It is all about Jesus!”  When I get me out of the way, and let Him be Lord and King of my life, everything just seems to work out.  When I try to make me king in my life, things just seem to go downhill.  You know, He made us, and He can sure finish this up in us.

So today, be encouraged.  He has got your life in the palm of His big hand, and He will not let you down.  He started it, and He will complete it.  That is great!

Confession:  Today I am encouraged, because I see that what God has started in my life, He will bring to completion.  This is not about me.  It is about Christ in me, and He cannot fail!

Today's Bible Reading
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Jeremiah 51:54 - 52:34
Titus 3
Psalms 100
Proverbs 26:18-19

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Isaiah 22:22 (NKJV) The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open.

Our Lord Jesus is the One who can open doors for us and also close doors for us.  What a comfort to know this.  Many times I come to a place of prayer, and I do not know what to do, or what decision to make.  So I pray this prayer: “Heavenly Father, You said that You would open doors for me and also close doors for me.  I have this decision to make, and I am not sure what to do, but my trust is in You.  I believe that you will open this door if it is Your will, or shut this door if it is not Your will.  I thank you for this in Jesus’ Name!”

In a prayer like this, we put our complete trust in the will of God, which is always the best.  Now, in saying that, we have to accept what God knows is best for us, and that might not always be what we want.  We might want what we just prayed about, but God knows the future, and He only wants what He knows will be a blessing for you.  It is not always easy, that is for sure, but if we could see into the future and see what our loving Father sees, then we would want His will.

The Bible says in Psalm 37:23, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.”  God has my back!  In fact, I want Him to have all of me.  So today, trust Him as the Lord and King of your life, and place yourself into His care and trust.  Then, watch your steps line up with His good will for your life.

Confession: I believe, today, that my steps are ordered by my Father, and that he will open the good doors for me and shut the bad ones.

Today's Bible Reading
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Jeremiah 51:1-53
Titus 2
Psalms 99
Proverbs 26:17

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV) 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Many times, we can feel like hanging it all up.  You know, when we say things like: “Is this really ever going to happen?  Will this healing ever manifest?  I have been praying for a mate for so long, and it just seems like I am getting older and older.”

In this verse, it says, “DO NOT GIVE UP!”  It is not always easy, but I will tell you, it is rewarding.  Remember that God is always doing a work in us and around us.  He is bringing situations together, and when it involves others, He has to get everything all lined up, and He is the only One Who knows how that all works.

God is developing us into the image of His dear Son, so when it takes a little longer then we would like it to, hold on!  Let God, your loving Father, take the reins of your life, and you will see how it will all work out for the best.

The journey may seem bumpy, or even scary, at times, but know that God made the train, and He sure knows how to drive it.  The last part of this verse states that we need endurance.   We know that, but we do not want to wait for it.  Yet, if we will hold on, and be patient, and do His will, it says that we will receive the promise.

So today, get your eyes on Him.  Make Him the most important person in your life, and at the right time, things will happen and you will say, “Man, I am glad I waited!”

Confession: Today, I choose to do it God’s way, and not my way.  I choose to wait on God, and I know that He has my best interest in mind.  He will make it all work for His good, and for mine. 

Today's Bible Reading
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Jeremiah 49:23 - 50:46
Titus 1
Psalms 97 - 98
Proverbs 26:13-16

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

It is so easy to get weary and lose heart.  We gave it our best, but it was not good enough.  We went out of our way to help, and no one even noticed.  Life brings many times where we can get discouraged and ask, “Why?”  Yet, one thing that we have to always remember is that God knows, God sees, and God rewards.  He sees you in the prayer closet making intercession for someone else.  He sees you when you give your last dollar to help someone else.  God knows, and God sees.

This Scripture tells us to not get weary, because at the right time the answer will come.  God has a book in which He records all the good that you have done.  The reference to it is found in Malachi 3:16, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.”

When we read the Bible, we see that Moses got discouraged.  So did Elijah and many others.  So if you are having a blue day and you feel like, “When is it going to be my turn?  When is this prayer that I have been praying for so long going to get answered?” I want to encourage you not to get weary.  Hold on, be strong, and you will see the answer to your prayer at the right time.  Remember, God knows, and God sees, and He is FAITHFUL!

Confession:  Today, I remind myself that God knows, and God sees.   God answers prayer.  I will not get weary in doing good, and I will not get discouraged.  God is faithful!

Today's Bible Reading
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Jeremiah 48 - 49:1-22
2 Timothy 4
Psalms 95 - 96
Proverbs 26:9-12

Monday, October 24, 2016


Proverbs 4:20-23 (NKJV) 20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

The last part of these verses that I would like to look at is verse 23: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”  The word “keep” means to watch, and to guard.  God told Adam to keep the garden, and God is telling us to keep, guard, and watch our hearts.

Our heart is where all life is, and God knows that if we do not watch what gets into our hearts, we can let the enemy control us.  Our heart is not the pump in our physical body, but the spirit man within us.  That is the real us, the one that is born-again when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. 

Peter said in, 1 Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”  When we are born again, our spirit is new and alive unto God, and now needs to be filled with His Word and protected from the junk in this world.  That is why it is so important that we are careful about what we watch, and what we listen to, because our heart can be hurt by the junk in this world.  Paul said in 1 Timothy 4:2, “…having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”

We do not want that to happen.  We want to stay soft and pliable before God.  So today, watch what gets into your heart, and let the good things of God fill you.

Confession: I am careful about what gets into my heart.  I make a decision not to watch or listen to things that would sear my conscience.  I make a decision to grow into the person God wants me to be.

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Jeremiah 44:24 - 47:7
2 Timothy 2:22 - 3:17
Psalms 94
Proverbs 26:6-8

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Proverbs 4:20-23 (NKJV) 20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

They are health to all our flesh.  I will take that, how about you?  As we put into practice all the parts that we have been talking about these last few days, God’s Word becomes, as one person said, “Medicine to all our flesh.”

I do not know about you, but when I am hurting, I want some good medicine so that the pain will go away.   Here, it says that God’s Word is our medicine.  As I read it, and attend to it, and incline my ear to it, and keep it before my eyes, and let it have first place in my heart, it produces medicine to me and my flesh.  It brings heath to my body!

So many people spend so much time trying to get healing by so many ways, and God is a good God and has made many ways to be healed.  Thank God for doctors and medicine, but we can also take His Word, God’s Medicine, everyday to receive healing.  I know that when I take a pill, I thank Him that He gave the doctors wisdom to help heal me. I put my faith in God in all things, because all wisdom comes from Him.

So go ahead and take a big dose of the Word of God, and watch what it does to your life and health.  You can never have enough.  His Word is so good!

Confession: I partake of the Word of God, and it brings health to me and to all my being.  His Word is medicine to all of my flesh.

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Jeremiah 42 - 44:23
2 Timothy 2:1-21
Psalms 92 - 93
Proverbs 26:3-5

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Proverbs 4:20-23 (NKJV) 20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

Life is what we want!  Jesus said in the second part of John 10:10 ”…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  God wants us to have a good, full life; a life filled with Himself; a life of victory and success.

So how do we have this?  This verse says that we get life when we find the Word.  His Word is like a treasure.  You can get good things from it by reading it, but the true wealth of His Word comes as we dig into it.

Look at Psalm 19:10: “More to be desired are they then gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”  His Word must become more valuable to us than the riches of this world, and when we put His Word in that high of a place in our lives, God, our dear Father, takes care of all the needs that we have.

His Word is life to us, so let us start digging into it and see what treasures we might find today.  You might ask, “What does that mean, to dig into the Word?”  Well, it means to not just read it, but to let it change us.  We are not blessed because we hear the Word; we are blessed when we do it.  So when you find a verse that you know needs to come alive within you, hang out there for a while.  Read it, ponder it, and then do it, and it will become life to you!

Confession:  God’s Word is life to me, because I have found it.  I am a doer of the Word, and not a hearer only.  I put His Word in my heart, and it is life to me and to all my being.

Today's Bible Reading
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Jeremiah 39 - 41
2 Timothy 1
Psalms 90 - 91
Proverbs 26:1-2