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November 3 2017
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe (Proverbs 29:25). This morning, I’ve got good news for you: You have no reason to fear man! God rules the universe, and He rules over your destiny. You are accepted by Him. His love for you is immovable, and He watches over your life. The Lord has promised to keep you safe, and as you trust in Him, you will be protected by His great love for you!
November 1 2017
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit − just as it has taught you, remain in him (1 John 2:27). Did you know that you have been anointed by God to advance His Kingdom? When God chooses to do anything on the earth, He chooses to work through people. You are His hands and His feet. Greater is He who lives in you than he who lives in the world! (1 John 4:4) And as you walk in the Spirit, you make yourself available for Him to work in you and through you. So, don’t underestimate the impact you have − remember the One who lives inside you! You are anointed by God!
October 31 2017
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you (James 1:5). I love that God promises in His Word that He will give us all the wisdom we need. Whatever it is we are lacking, He will supply! All we have to do is ask. God is a relational God, and He wants to hear from you! So, if you are lacking wisdom in any area of your life, lift up your voice. Your heavenly Father is waiting to give you what you need. He WILL answer you!
October 30 2017
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17). Did you know that God has the power to wipe away your past? There is no guilt, no shame and no condemnation for someone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ. You might know my story and how, when I came to Christ, I had some very broken areas of my life. I desperately needed a God who would care for my broken heart with compassion and heal me. Well, through the power of the Spirit, God has made me new and helped me overcome shame! And He can do the same for you! You are a new creation in Christ, and you have a hopeful future. Walk in the identity He has given you!
October 29 2017
I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). Did you know that there is nothing impossible with our God? He is able to do far above anything we ask or imagine. I know it can be easy to wonder how we will fulfill the destiny He has given us. Sometimes what’s before us can feel beyond our natural abilities. But I’m here to tell you today: You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you! Nothing is too hard to accomplish when God is the One supplying your strength. YOU CAN keep pressing forward in what He has called you to do!
October 28 2017
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well" (Matthew 6:33). Put God first and watch everything else in your life fall into place!
October 27 2017
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). When you are walking in God’s ways, you can rest assured that there is no expiration date on His promises. Any obstacles along the way will only be used to further develop you for God’s purpose. Don’t worry about what’s not going right. Scripture says that He works all things together for your good! Today, let this truth reign in your heart: You will accomplish your God-given purpose, and He will fulfill His promise!
October 26 2017
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). One of my favorite aspects of God’s nature is His compassion. And I love that Scripture tells us His compassion is new every morning! It’s not just daily; it’s new—that means it never wears out! Every day God’s heart overflows with a fresh compassion toward people and toward you. What an amazing God we serve! So, let me remind you today—our God is compassionate. His love is sustaining. And He is always faithful. May His compassion fill your heart this morning and give you peace.
October 25 2017
God has placed leaders in your life to inspire you, encourage you and help call out the destiny that is on your life. Follow in their footsteps. Remember that their ceiling is your floor. Together, WE will carry out the purposes of God on the earth!