Saturday, March 13, 2010

Acquaint Yourself With God

Acquaint now yourself with God and be at peace...

When Job was going through a trying period, one of his friends, Eliphaz, gave him good counsel though it was built upon a false supposition that Job was a wicked man and now a stranger and enemy to God. But the counsel is important today to the children of God.

Acquaint now yourself with God. It is your duty at all times, especially when you are going through affliction, to familiarize with God, to get experiential knowledge about God, and quiet yourself in God your Loving Father. The time is now when you learn and fall in with His interests, and no longer act in opposition to Him. It is time to agree with Him. It is time to fix your affections on Him, join yourself to Him in a covenant of friendship, and then set up, and keep up constant communication with Him.

And be at peace. Be at peace with yourself, not fretful, uneasy, and in confusion. Do not let not your heart be troubled. Be at peace with your loving Father. Many turn away from God when they face challenges. But now is the time to make Him your closest friend. You need to be at peace with Him to acquaint yourself with Him. And if possible, be at peace with all men.  

Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is an honour that, because of Jesus Christ, I can come boldly to Your throne of grace and have an enriching acquaintance with You. I pray Almighty Father for the desire to spend time with You and get to know more of You. The Israelites looked to You for guidance in the cloud by day and the fire by night. They learned when to wait and when to walk. Teach me endurance in the waiting times and teach me to trust You for the future as we walk together. Whether You are moving me forward or keeping me still, my hope is in You for You are my peace. Teach me to be at peace with myself, with You and with others. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Those Who Honor Me, I Will Honor

But I will honor those who honor me...

Your Loving Father has promised, "those who honor Me I will honor them." To honor means to hold in respect or esteem, to worship or to fulfill an agreement. Honoring God is a key for receiving blessings from Him. 

As you deal with your Loving Father, expect to be dealt with by Him, and yet more favourably than you deserve.  If you humble and deny yourself in any thing to honor God, you can depend upon this promise, He will put the best honour upon you. Some ways in which you can honor God include 1) Love the ones God loves, 2) Spend time with God today, 3) Model Jesus in your words and actions, 4) Tell someone about what God has done for you and 5) Read the Bible to know how to honor God.

If you honor God, God will honor you. He will raise you to a higher position for which you might never have imagined or thought of. He is able. Joseph who was a slave boy in Egypt, because he honored God and walked in His ways, because he walked in holiness, God raised him to the position of second in command to the king. He became Governor of Egypt, a foreign land. What ways can you honor your Loving Father today?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we live in an age similar to Daniel’s where people mock and ridicule the one and only true God of the universe. So many worship music gods, technology gods, beauty gods, media gods, body building gods, intellectual gods and countless others. They render You powerless, but we who have exchanged a life enslaved to sin for a life that is forgiven and wholly saved know that they have not had a personal encounter with a holy God. Only You can turn beauty into ashes, our weapons into plowshares, our selfishness into selflessness. Only You can take a meaningless life and establish purpose in our hearts. Only You can replace the fear in our hearts with an eternal hope. Because of Your infinite love and care for us I want to honor You in all that I do, for I love You with all my heart. Amen.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Will Bless The Work Of Your Hands

The Lord will send rain at the proper time from His rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do...

When this promise was made to the Israelites, rain was important because most of them were farmers and they needed it for their crops. For God to have blessed all the work they did, their harvest was plenty. The seasonable supply of the early and latter rain was one of the principal means by which their land was so uncommonly fruitful. The promise was to those who followed His ways.

Your Loving Father desires to bless the work you do. He expects you to work. He gives you talents and abilities and He requires that you use them. Whether you work in the ministry or in a secular occupation, providing for your families and supporting the ministry, God wants you to work wisely and well. Then He can bless what you do. Your work should be excellent in quality and quantity.

Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability. Even if your salary comes from man at the end of the month, you should work as if God is your boss. You should work as if your reward comes from God, not man, because ultimately it does. At the proper time, He is able to make favour, strength, wisdom, enabling conditions and miraculous provision available to you from His rich treasury in heaven - to bless the work that you do.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for caring about everything that concerns me. Thank You Father, that you bless the work that I do. I declare today that the work I do is blessed. I pray, Almighty Father, that you continue to strengthen me, give me wisdom, provide for me and surround me with favour in the work that I do. [If you desire are not working but desire a job, ask God to prepare you for the work He has for you, to open doors of opportunity for you, and to give you a job where you will maximize your gifts and talents]. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Do Not Be Moved

I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

There may be times when you find yourself not close to God as you would like, or you find yourself spiritually weak and feeling anxious because of things going on around you. In such times, you can draw closer to God by setting Him continually before you. You can set the Lord before you through His creations. By spending time with nature, you will feel some peace and have an environment that encourages meditation. You can also set the Lord before you through God's revelation in His word. Spending time in prayers also helps, as well as fellowshipping with others of like minds and faith. 

Your Loving Father says today, "I am at your right hand, do not be moved". God is at your right hand, to direct and strengthen you, and hold you up. As you make out time to draw closer to Him, so will you feel an added sense of His presence in your life. Do not be moved and do not give up on your fruitful journey. You have the support from your Loving Father.

Suggestions for Prayer: Ask God to help you live life trusting Him that you may not be moved by situations going on around you. Pray that He shows you how to continually set Him before you. Pray that you continually experience an added sense of His presence daily.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

With Long Life I Will Satisfy You

With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation

Today your Loving Father says to you, "With long life will I satisfy you...". It is a promise that you shall have a sufficiency of life in this world. You shall live the full number of your days and accomplish your purpose on earth. It is not only about the length of days, but also good quality of life. You will get to the point where you will say you are satisfied with living.

Your Loving Father crowns this blessing with the gift of eternal life. God says, "I will show you My salvation..." To those in the old testament time, this promise was that they will see Christ’s day, though at a distance. But to you who lives after the new testament, this is a promise that you will experience the life that God wants you to have, since His beloved Son has paid the price for your sin. It is a life of abundant peace, joy, health, success and prosperity. Amidst any challenging circumstance, you can rest in the promises of God and await the manifestation of your victory.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for this precious promise of long life and Your salvation. Thank You that in this life, I will live a good quality life and I will be the one to say when I am ready to meet You. I pray, Father, that You show me if there is anything I am doing now that can shorten the span of my life, that I may correct it. Continue to put the desire in me to spend time with Your word and in Your presence. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Monday, March 8, 2010

God Freely Gives All Things

He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

It is your Loving Father's nature to give. God the Father freely gives us all things. He wants to give you “all things,” not just those things that are spiritual, or heavenly, but all things. That includes all that pertains to your life and godliness.

God did not withhold His own son (nothing was more precious than His own son, Jesus). Jesus Christ was indeed a great gift and a great sacrifice. If God did not withhold His son then there is no other good thing that God will withhold from you.

Whatsoever thing you desire according to the will of God, know that God wants you to have it and He freely gives all things. Do not hesitate to ask Him and thank Him for this today.
Prayer: Thank you Heavenly Father for You freely give all things. You did not withhold Your precious Son from coming to earth to die for me. I know You will not withhold anything good from me. As I come boldly to Your throne of Grace today, I make my request known to You. I do this with thanksgiving for no good thing will You withhold from me. Be exalted, my Heavenly Father, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Expect God's Favour Today

For You, Lord, will bless the righteous; as with a shield You will surround him with pleasure and favour.

There are people who do not expect anything good in life. They do not expect anything positive. But as a child of God, you can be assured of God's blessings. Whom God has blessesd is blessed indeed.

As with a shield, God will surround you with pleasure and favour. God's favour may be intangible but the results are tangible. Like a shield, the favour of God will protect you from danager. In every area of your life, on every side of your life, God's favour and pleasure will be manifest. If you expect God’s favour, declare it and thank Him for His blessings, then you will see more good things happening.

Expect God's favour today and everyday. Declare His favour in every area of your life. Even if circumstances and things of the past have discouraged you, remember the God whom you believe in. There is nothing too difficult for Him. Expect His gifts, tokens of love, and His "partiality and bias" towards you, His beloved child.

Declaration: Thank you God for giving me preferential treatment and special advantages. I expect and declare God’s favor today, the favour of God surrounds me and precedes me, I declare that You bless my coming in and my going out. Whatever I set my hand to shall prosper, I live favour minded, Supernatural doors are opening for me. I thank You God that You cause me to be in the right place at the right time. Thank You God for giving me the breaks and the promotions, Your favour changes policies, rules, and regulations for me, people want to go out of their way to help me. You surround me with your favour as with a shield, Something good is going to happen to me today! Thank You Heavenly Father, in Jesus Name I declare, Amen.