What You Need
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32 NIV
At a construction site, you’re likely to find materials like mortar, steel, wood, glass, sand but in building our faith as Christians, the Word of God is the only material given to us by God to do so (Romans 10:17).
This means the more of God’s Word you receive into your spirit, meditate on, and put to work, the greater your faith.
Just as builders lay block upon block and hold them firm with cement, that’s the same way you build your faith and hold it firm with the Word of God in your spirit.
How The Word Works
As you continually give yourself to studying and meditating on God’s Word, faith is stirred in your heart and you discover that absolutely anything is possible to you!
The Word has the inherent ability to produce all that it says. So, as you listen to the Word and fill your heart with it, faith will rise in you like a giant.
What does God want?
This is the reason God seeks to impart His Word to your spirit. It’s the only material you require to build and bolster your faith in order to live a successful life.
So today, just like Paul did with the saints at Ephesus, I commend you to God and to the Word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and give you an inheritance among the sanctified.
I rule, reign and dominate my world by the faith of God in my spirit! My faith is alive and produces results today because the Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth. As i speak it forth, circumstances align with God’s perfect will for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Romans 10:17, Colossians 3:16
Say Exactly What You Want
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. Philippians 4:6 AMPC
The Blind Beggar
In Mark 10:46-52, we find the story of blind Bartimaeus who sat by the roadside in Jericho and begged alms.
As Jesus made His way out of the city, a mammoth crowd thronged Him, and Bartimaeus, since he couldn’t see, asked people around him what the tumult was all about.
He was told that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. Immediately, he began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.”
But Jesus didn’t respond to that request. Instead, He asked, “What do you want me to do for you?”Strange, isn’t it? Even though it was obvious Bartimaeus needed a miracle, Jesus still wanted him to express his desire in specific terms.
When Bartimaeus responded, “I want to receive my sight”, the Lord’s ensuing statement was, “Receive your sight!” and Bartimaeus was miraculously healed.
Complaining or Asking?
Do you know how to express your desires to God in your times of need or do you just complain to Him?
Understand that if you’re going to get His attention and take advantage of His extraordinary power to receive your desire, you must learn to be definite in prayer.
Be specific, and tell Him exactly what you want.
God doesn’t want you crying about your situation when you pray; He wants you to express your faith.
Faith makes you a possessor!
And when you’ve made your definite request of the Lord, give Him glory and keep your faith-switch turned on. It won’t be long before your miracle turns up.
My faith is built strong by the Word today, and I’m producing greater results as I make my specific requests known to God. I’m guided and inspired by His wisdom to make the right requests in prayer, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up Reference
Receive God's Word Like A Baby
Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me. Matthew 18:4-5 AMPC
If you were to hold out a child from a balcony and ask someone he trusts (say, his dad) to stay on the ground-floor and catch him, the child would not cry for help, because he trusts the man on the ground.
He may not know for certain that the fellow has the ability to catch him, but he believes he wouldn't let him fail. He trusts the man's character.
Trusting Like A Child
Just like that little child, you're expected to trust the character of God, which He has made plain in His Word. When you trust, it doesn't make you gullible.
Rather, it means that you have faith in God, and you accept that He's everything He says He is.
This way, you permit Him to accomplish whatever He seeks to accomplish in you and through you.
Lesson From Abraham
The Bible says, "Abraham had faith and obeyed God. He was told to go to the land that God had said would be his, and he left for a country he had never seen."Hebrews 11:8 CEV.
He trusted and followed the Lord, even though it wasn't clear as yet where he was going. Such childlike faith is what God expects you to have towards Him.
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me to be effective and productive in Kingdom life. I live every day of my life trusting you wholeheartedly. I'm committed to receiving your Word and doing it without hesitation or doubt, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Proverbs 16:19, Colossians 3:13
Envision and Possess
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. Joshua 1:3
God made a promise to Joshua, just as He did Moses, that every land he set foot on would be his. Joshua 1:3. But that was in the Old Testament days. His promise to us in the New Testament is different.
Today, from right where you are, you can possess cities, nations, and even the whole world from your spirit, through your spoken words.
You can speak anointed words of faith over cities, towns, and nations where cruelty, wickedness, evil, violence, and hatred abound and make such places peaceful and habitable.
The Lord has set the world in your heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11)!. This means that your spirit has the capacity to encompass the world, and there’s no limit to what you can possess from within.
The story of Abraham in the Bible is an example. God promised to give Abraham all he could envision, and Abram possessed the whole world with his spirit:
“After Abram and Lot had gone their separate ways, the LORD said to Abram: Look around to the north, south, east and west. I will give you and your family all the land you can see. It will be theirs forever!” Genesis 13:14-15 MSG
There’re no limits to what your spirit can envision and possess. From where you are, you can speak words of faith and effect changes in the spirit-realm concerning any town, city, or nation you want for Christ.
You can do the same in your family, your school, and your neighborhood.
Dear Father, I thank you for setting eternity in my heart, such that there is no limit to what I can influence. Right now, I declare that your Word is prevailing and taking center stage in my country and that people are being delivered from Satan’s power and translated into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Eccelsiastes 3:11, Romans 4:16-22, 1 Corinthians 2:11
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 NIV
Some of John's classmates thought him a weird dude, because of the way he talked to himself all the time. But there was no denying the fact that he was the best student in the class and somehow still managed to excel in sports, debates, drama,and anything else he got into.
"So, why are you always muttering to yourself?" Newton quizzed him, "I'm sure that's your secret"
"It's sure is, and it's called MEDITATION" John responded.
The word "meditate" in Joshua 1:8 is translated from the Hebrew word "Hagah", which means "to ruminate, mutter, or say under one's voice", "to say something to yourself over and over again."
Thus, in meditating on the Word, you ponder upon a Scripture,and mutter it to yourself continuously.
You may want something, and everything around you is telling you how impossible it is to have.
However, the Word says, "The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need" (Psalm 23:1 GNB) and "....my God will liberally supply...your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19 AMPC).
When you meditate on such scriptures, you begin to say to yourself, "My God lavishly supplies all my needs; therefore, there's no lack in my life! I have everything I need, in the Name of Jesus!"
As you talk like this, you drive the Word deep into your spirit, where it mixes with faith; and suddenly, the challenges that previously looked insurmountable become a walker for you!
Dear Heavenly Father, my spirit is open right now to receive the Word of your grace that heals, transforms, renews, strengthens, and changes hopeless situations. I choose to spend time with you in fellowship, as I meditate on your Word day and night, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Follow Up Reference
Luke 1:37 AMPC
God Cares For You
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers. 3John 1:2 AMPC
Rags To Riches
God’s intention, every time He comes across a poor person, is to make him, and his generations after him, rich and powerful. He’s the expert at crafting “Grass to grace” stories; He loves turning drifters into princes.
The Bible says, “He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory…”(1 Samuel 2:8 AMPC).
The Lord Jesus Himself declared, “The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me...to preach…(the Gospel) to the poor…” (Luke 4:18 AMPC)
He knows that when the poor receives the Gospel, it would catapult him from poverty into superabundance.
The Wealth Mentor
He’s saying to you today, “...I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way that you should go” (Isaiah 48:17 AMPC).
In essence, He’s the best Person to teach you about success in any endeavor, be it your relationships, a new course at school, or your emotions.
He goes further to say, “Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments (His Word) Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea” (Isaiah 48:18 AMPC).
Peace of Prosperity
The word “peace” is from the Hebrew word “shalom”, which means “the peace of prosperity and well being (a state of perfect soundness)”. If you’ll only listen to Him and let Him teach you, your success, peace, and prosperity would flow endlessly like a river and you’ll never run dry!
Then like the Psalmist, you’ll say, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1). Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. My path is as a shining light that shines brighter and brighter and brighter to the perfect day. Thank you for teaching me the principles of prosperity in your Word and for making me prosperous, in Jesus Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
2 Corinthians 8:9, 2 Corinthians 9:8
Let Him Help You
I urge you in the sight of God gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate. 1 Timothy 6:13
The Sick King
There’s a very interesting story about King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20. He had become very sick and soon got some rather disturbing news from the Prophet Isaiah about his health. It was a death sentence!
Rather than giving up or becoming melancholy, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to God. He praised and thanked God and prophesized: “It is the living who praise you, as I praise you now. Parents tell their children how faithful you are. Lord, you have healed me. We will play harps and sing your praise, sing praise in your Temple as long as we live” Isaiah 38:19-20 GNB
God heard him, reversed the sentence and added fifteen more years to his life!
There’re times you’ll find yourself faced with a challenging situation. What if you went for a routine checkup and were diagnosed with a terrible illness? At that point, rather than complain or wallow in self pity, praise God for His healing power in your body. Declare His Word about your situation.
Remember that He is ever willing and delighted to hear your voice and answer your prayers. The Bible says, “For the eyes of The LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers…” (1 Peter 3:12). So, let Him be your first recourse, and you can call on Him today and always.
Dear Father, I thank you for being my source and help. I’m full of confidence and assurance in my heart, knowing that you’re more than willing to help me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Follow Up References
Psalm 121:!-8, Isaiah 31:1 , 1 Peter 5:7
Win Your World
And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the human race] Mark 16:15 AMPC
Your “world” is your sphere of influence, the circle of people with whom you share common interests and relationships. God placed you there so you can bring the Gospel to them, and this isn’t optional. It’s your primary responsibility. It’s the reason you’re in that school, job and living in that neighborhood at this time.
“Gospel” means good news. So, when Jesus said we should go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creation, He meant we should preach the good news.
For a message to be called “good news”, it must have the capacity to gladden people’s hearts by helping them and improving their lives. It’s not good news if it doesn’t bring about any positive change.
Something For Everyone
“Good news” to the poor guy is that God has brought him out of poverty (2 Corinthians 8:9). Good news to the sick is that by Jesus’ stripes, he was healed (1Peter 2:24). Good news to the confused and despondent is that Christ has brought him light, therefore confusion and discouragement are over (Psalm 119:130).
This is the message God expects you to bring to those in your world.
Don’t hesitate to carry out your God-given assignment. Influence your peers for Christ. Win your world!
Father, I give you thanks for the honor and privilege to bear your message of eternal life to my world. I acknowledge the divine presence of your precious Holy Spirit in me and His anointing to preach the gospel.
I’m bringing many our of darkness into the glorious light, victory, and liberty of the sons and daughters of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Follow Up References
2 Timothy 3:16-17
You Are Unhurtable!
Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 TLB
“I’ll never forgive Mike for what he did to me. He embarrassed me in front of everyone!” Stan fumed.
Are you like Stan who easily gets hurt or offended? I made up my mind a long time ago not to be hurt or offended by what someone else says about me or does to me. I grew through the Word and the Holy Spirit to become that way.
I found out that as long as I’m in pursuit of God’s pursuits and the fulfillment of His own dreams and not mine, then it didn’t matter what anyone did to me.
If you can still be hurt by what someone said or did to you, you’ve not grown enough. You’re still too concerned about yourself. When you become more like Jesu and leave yourself behind, you’ll be amazed at the greater life you’ll live.
Then you’ll live above all the wrong others say or do against you.
I challenge you today to let go of all that baggage of the hurtful things people said or did to you, so you can flow in the anointing of God’s Spirit and move with Him, doing great exploits every day by His power.
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me your Word today and showing me how to live above offense and bitterness. I will not hold anything against anyone who may wrong me, but I’ll be quick to forgive just as Christ forgave me.
And I will walk in love toward everyone and move in the power of your Spirit every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
Hebrews 12:1-3 CEV, Hebrews 12:14-15 MSG
Life Is Beautiful
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance ( to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 AMPC
If you’ve ever taken a road trip through the countryside, you may have come across some memorable sceneries along the way.
Sometimes, is the bulging hillocks straddling a winding road, or the perfectly-manicured farmlands extending into the horizon. It may also be a fascinating stretch of lush green vegetation, or a flock of geese in migratory flight.
Such beauties of nature would only captivate you if you’re observant enough to take them in and enjoy them as you travel.
Life Is A Journey
Life is a journey, and while on that journey, it’s important you enjoy every moment.
There’s so much God has placed on your path to make your journey an exciting one. But if all you think about is where you’re headed, you will miss out on many nice things along the way.
So while it’s great to be focused on your journey or the tasks ahead, it’s equally important that you relish the passing moments.
Life is not about all the future; God wants you to enjoy today.
The Perfect Life
Start out first by learning to appreciate yourself and to value those God has placed in your world. Also, appreciate the little things (clothes, shoes, books, gadgets, etc) God has blessed you with.
Understand that enjoying the simple little things of life is the key to enjoying spiritual realities.
Dear Father, thank you for loading me with all the blessings I require to enjoy life every day. I’m thoroughly furnished with your glory and grace, and I’m reigning in life today and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Follow Up References
1 Timothy 6:17 AMPC, Romans 8:32
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