Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It’s A New Day!

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!


Your relationship with Christ is new every day because every day, He grants new mercies. Too often, we keep our mentality stuck on the way things use to be when Christ is trying to push us into our new blessings. Today is a new day, so throw away old patterns, old thinking, and old drama and look to the new things God has in store for you.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Working for Your Harvest

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.


Never feel like you're being taken advantage of when you're doing something good. Sure, you may not get thanked, recognized or even acknowledged; but, as long as you are working from your heart, God will always notice you. Today, don't work for the "thank you," work for your harvest.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Waiting is a Good Opportunity

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.


Waiting is not just an opportunity to let time pass by; but rather, it is an opportunity to do a self evaluation so that you're ready for your next goal. When God wants us to wait, He affords us with the opportunity to set new goals which will make us more productive in our daily lives and stronger against any enemies. If you find yourself waiting but haven't felt any change, then it's time to seize this opportunity to sharpen your mind and do something that will help you maximize your waiting period. Today, don't just wait; wait with strength knowing that God is with you!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Believe that Prayer works!

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.


A good prayer life not only says the words, but believes in the word, trusts in the word, and has faith in the word. This is your year to stop believing in previous mistakes or shortcomings. It is time to believe that God will do it again for you for your good! Today, believe in your prayer, AMEN.

Friday, January 6, 2012

You Have To Taste It To Believe It!

Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.


Having just come off the holiday season with good eating, the one thing that made the meals right was making sure it tastes good before you served it to others. This experimental test afforded you the opportunity to see if you needed to add more, make necessary adjustments, or start over. Once you've figured it out, you were then ready to serve. Well the same goes for how we experiment the goodness of God. When we don't have enough God in our lives, we need to add more of Him. When we forget to consult God for our goals, we need to make adjustments. Finally, when we're ready to fully acknowledge that He is God, we are then ready to taste and tell others just how great He is. Today, if anyone cannot understand why you still stand strong instead of living defeated; tell them, "You have to taste it to believe it!"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Struggling With Faith

Psalms 86:4

Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.


If you are struggling with faith, it's because you are struggling with trust. It will always be hard to jump for joy if you cannot trust the resource for your joy. Not only does God desire to bring you to another level, but He desires that you know for yourself that you can trust Him to bring you through. If you want joy, you have to put your fears, your doubts, and any and all negative things down so that you can truly submit to God who is the only true source for joy! Today, stop trusting in others and start trusting in God!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Taking God At His Word

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.


God's word was never intended to complicate our lives. We complicate things when we try to interpret His message to fit our own agendas. If we learn to take God at His word, we will eliminate a lot of confusion in our lives and can begin to walk in His light. Today, remove your agenda from God's plan and take Him at His word.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

If I Just Help Somebody…

Proverbs 11:25

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.


When you give to others, it is not always about money. Some people will need you for advice, for a referral, or even just for some of your time to assist them with their goals. However you can bless somebody; do it, because the blessing will always come back to you. Today, realize that if you just help somebody along the way, then your living is not in vain.