Month: August 2017

Today’s Declaration

Today’s Declaration:

“Papa says I can call to Him and He will answer, showing me things I don’t know. I am in the loop in Papa’s house; even when I don’t see things happening I know they are. I don’t have to always know the details because I know the One taking care of the details.”

You are in the loop.

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Today’s Declaration

Today’s Declaration:

“Papa is faithful, always. He never fails and He works with my best interest in mind. His mercy endures forever and is new every morning. His grace is sufficient to carry me through all things. He is a promise-keeper and what He said He’d do, He will. I can count on Him.”

You can count on Him.

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Little Things

Little things, over time, add up to big things. It might be a slight demand on your time, a situation that requires your attention, or a question that you have to answer. Those small things, while not necessarily bad things, can multiply, crowd out and overtake the things God wants us to focus on, especially our time with Him.

I’m not much of a Star Trek fan, but when God recently spoke to me about allowing the aforementioned little things to build up in my life, I was reminded of the episode of the Tribbles. I don’t remember the episode details, but those cute little balls of fur multiplied so fast, it caused problems for the crew. They weren’t bad, but they weren’t good either and they became so prolific that they were everywhere. Scripturally, the Holy Spirit brought to mind this verse: Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming (Song of Solomon 2:15 NLT)!

Often it is not the major events that disrupt our time with God, it is the small, ordinary, every day things that pop up. Those things that happen and we say “I’ll pray in a bit” or “I can catch up reading later”, those things that alter our schedules or seem like great ministry opportunities. Then, all of a sudden a week (or more) has gone by and we haven’t had any meaningful conversation or study time with Jesus. Sometimes it isn’t even a tangible thing, it can be a small disappointment we linger on, a relationship (family or friend) that has fizzled out, or thoughts we’ve dwelt on. Most of the time, when we realize we’ve strayed off the path a bit, it is usually when things seem to be going really good.

As for those little foxes – well, Scripture says they will ruin the vineyard at the time when the vines are ripening. We must be guard our time with Papa jealously and fervently pursue Him, especially when things are going well because that is where the foxes are going to pop up. Let us not allow small or (cute) little things to build up in our lives and crowd out the one person we need to focus on. No is an anointed word and we could use it more often than we do. I’m going fox hunting, are you?

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need (Matthew 6:33).

Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"There may be obstacles along my path, but in Jesus I can overcome them. Some are there to challenge me for growth purposes and some are there to hinder me. Whatever the reason, in Christ I have strength to make it to my destination. He goes before me, He is my rear guard and He walks with me."

You are victorious and never left on your own.

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Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"The sun sits beyond the clouds in every storm and therefore I can say the Son is above all storms in my life. He is bigger than the storm and He is steadfast and sure. I hold tight to Him and He carries me through."

You have an anchor to hold to in your storm, One who shines above and through the clouds.

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Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"I will pray for those who need prayer. And when I have run out of words, I will allow the Spirit to take over and read my heart. God sits above the circle of the earth, enthroned in glory, but His ears are tuned to the heartfelt prayers of His children. He loves when we pray for each other and inclines His ear to hear."

Hold the Church in prayer today.

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Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"Jesus is my peace and so I have peace. No matter the storm, or situation, I can rest in His peace and trust He's got it all worked out. Now, that's optimism!"

Be optimistic!

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Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"Perfect love casts out fear and I will not be afraid of terror that comes at night. My circumstances do not dictate my level of love and joy, for my Lord is larger than my circumstances and He has my best interest in mind."

Be fearless.

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Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"My God is an awesome God! There is no one like Him for He was, He is and He is to come. He is the Alpha and the Omega; He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Nothing is impossible with Him and there is nothing too hard for Him to do. My trust is in my God, He is the lover of my soul and the anchor for my heart. His love for me is everlasting."

Walk in awe today!

Today’s Declaration

Today's Declaration:

"I am loved by the King, my purpose written before I was born. I am unique and irreplaceable, exquisitely fashioned in the image of my Father. I am in the bloodline of Christ, He is for me. What, really, can stand against me?"

He is for you, nothing can stand against.

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