Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Healing: Come to Jesus for healing - Matthew 14:36

Holy scripture for the day about come to Jesus for healing


After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. Matthew 14:34-36 NLT


Quote: “Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health. It is the treading of the grapes that brings out the sweet juices of the vine; so it is affliction that draws forth submission, weans us from the world, and complete rest in God. Use afflictions while you have them.” --Robert Murray McCheyne


Prayer for healing

Lord Jesus, I come to You in faith and ask You to heal my spirit, soul, mind and body with Your healing power. Thank You for taking the penalty of my sin to save me from eternal separation from God. Compel me Holy Spirit to draw near to Jesus when I have health issues. Keep reminding me that my spiritual healing is far greater than any temporal sickness that I confront in life. Lead someone across my path today that is spiritually or physically sick and needs the powerful touch of Jesus. I pray for their salvation and holistic healing in Jesus’ mighty name.


Monday, March 18, 2019

SAVE: Call on Jesus who will save you - Matthew 14:30

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But when he [Peter] saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt Me?” Matthew 14:30-31 NLT


Quote: “There is no better news, than the fact that Jesus can actually turn a life upside down and save it.” Cliff Richard


Daily Prayer of salvation 

I know for sure Lord Jesus that You love me and died to save me from the wages of sin and eternal death. I cry out like Peter and ask You to “Save me, Lord”. I surrender my life in Your hands and confess You as my Lord. Holy Spirit, teach me to grow in faith by constantly relying upon the truth of God’s word. Guide me to someone today who feels inundated with doubt and despair. Use me to be a source of hope and encouragement by leading them to faith in Jesus, the Savior of the world.  


Friday, March 15, 2019

MIRACLE: The special secret to walking on water - Matthew 14:29

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Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.  But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” Matthew 14:28-31 NLT


Quote: "The secret to walking on water is keeping your eyes upon JESUS and trusting in His living Word." --Hector Perez


Prayer to walk on water

You, Lord Jesus, are the God of miracles who does the impossible. It is Your living word that helps me walk on water and enables me to overcome my doubts and fears. Forgive me for having little faith. Holy Spirit, teach me to keep my eyes upon Jesus instead of my problems. Remind me that Jesus is greater than all the temporal trials and tribulations that I’m currently experiencing. Place someone in my path today that is terrified and feels like they are sinking. Use me to help point them to faith in Jesus who saves everyone who calls upon His name.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

FEARLESS: Don’t be afraid because Jesus is here - Matthew 14:27

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Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” He said. “Take courage. I am here!” Matthew 14:24-27 NLT


Quote: “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” ― Max Lucado


Prayer to conquer fear and experience the presence of Jesus

I believe Lord Jesus, that You are sovereign over everything that happens in the universe. Thank You for being with me and never leaving me in time of trouble. Holy Spirit, help me conquer my fears by experiencing the presence of Jesus and love of God that casts out all anxiety from my heart. Guide someone across my path today that is in trouble and feels afraid. Use me to help be a source of comfort and peace by pointing them to Jesus, the Savior of the world.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

PRAY: Climb the mountain of God to pray - Matthew 14:23

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As soon as the meal was finished, He insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he dismissed the people. With the crowd dispersed, He climbed the mountain so He could be by Himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night. Matthew 14:22-23 MSG


Quote: "God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." - Mother Teresa


Daily Prayer

In Your presence, O LORD is where I find true rest for my soul, perfect peace for my mind, and new hope for my spirit. I realize that communion with You is life. Holy Spirit, help me grow in Christ-like character by being a praying Christian and not just a Christian who prays when I face a crisis. Teach me to climb the mountain of God to pray constantly and spontaneously for my family, co-workers, friends and our nation. Remind me that when I pray, my world starts changing because I am relying on my heavenly Father. Grant me an opportunity this day to pray with someone who is facing a personal calamity. Allow them to experience the wonderful presence of God through prayer in the mighty name of Jesus. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MULTIPLIED: Jesus will bless and multiply what you give - Matthew 14:19

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That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. “Bring them here,” he said. Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children! Matthew 14:15-19 NLT


Quote: “A generous person will be blessed and repaid by the LORD who has unlimited riches.” --Hector Perez


Prayer to be a giver

Lord Jesus, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for sacrificing Your perfect life to save and bless all of humanity. I surrender my five loaves of bread and two fishes into Your gracious hands. Use me for Your glory and multiply my time, talents, and treasures to enrich the faith and hope of family members and people in the marketplace who do not know You. Stir me Holy Spirit to be a generous giver and not pass the buck when the Lord places me in an opportunity to help others. Teach me to give openhandedly without holding back. Guide someone across my path today whom You want me to bless physically, financially, or emotionally. Multiply their hope and peace as I point them to faith in Christ Jesus our Almighty Savior.  


Monday, March 11, 2019

COMPASSION: Jesus longs to show you compassion - Matthew 14:14

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So John was beheaded in the prison, and his head was brought on a tray and given to the girl, who took it to her mother. Later, John’s disciples came for his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus what had happened. As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and He had compassion on them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:10-14 NIV


Quote: "Jesus is full of sympathy and longs to show you His compassion." 
- Dwight L. Moody


Daily Prayer for compassion

So bountiful, so new, so unfailing, and so great is Your compassion, Lord Jesus. Teach me to be compassionate by caring for people in the marketplace that need mercy and hope. Holy Spirit lead someone across my path today that has suffered misfortune and is grief-stricken. Use my empathy and compassionate care to help them recognize that Jesus longs to heal their spirit, soul, mind and body. Heal and save them in the mighty name of Jesus!


Friday, March 8, 2019

HONOR: It is an honor to be a prophet of God - Matthew 13:57

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Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.” And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:57-58 NLT


Definition of Prophet in the Bible: "To bubble forth, as from a fountain," hence "to utter"


Quote: “Prophets have no other purpose, no other mission except to serve God.” --Joseph B. Wirthlin


Prayer for today

Lord Jesus, I feel honored to be a servant that bubbles forth Your truth, love, and grace. Give me the strength to press ahead and not be discouraged when I am taken for granted or dishonored by family members, friends, or unbelievers for being a Christian. Holy Spirit, teach me to be a prophet of hope and a fountain of blessing to someone today who is hurting and is in need of compassionate care. I pray for their salvation in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

DISCIPLE: You are a disciple in God’s Kingdom that blesses people - Matthew 13:53

Holy scripture of the day about being a disciple in God’s Kingdom 


“Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked. “Yes,” they replied. He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”  Matthew 13:51-52 NIV


Acrostic for DISCIPLE by Lane Corley (use with permission):
D - Disciplined in their relationship with God. 2 Timothy 2: 15
I - Involved in a with a gathering of believers. Hebrews 10: 25
S - Spirit-filled and Spirit-led. Romans 8: 14, Ephesians 5: 18
C - Concern for others rather than self. Philippians 2:3-4
I - Involved in serving by using your gifts/talents. 1 Peter 2:3-4
P – Prayerful in all things. Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5: 17 
L - Loving and leading others to follow Christ. 2 Timothy 2: 2
E - Enjoying God always. Isaiah 61:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:16 


Prayer to be a disciple

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that being a disciple of the Kingdom is the most important decision I can ever make in life. I choose this day to take up my cross and follow You. Holy Spirit, teach me to show my family and people around me that I am a disciple of Christ Jesus by the way I love and enrich their lives with new or old treasures of care and encouragement that gives them hope. I pray in the powerful name of Jesus. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

DRAGNET: God wants to draw you into His dragnet - Matthew 13:47

Holy scripture of the day about God wants you in His dragnet 


Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:47-50 NASB


Quote: "No matter who you are, believe that God loves you and wants you in His Kingdom NETwork.” --Hector Perez


Prayer of the day

Gather me into Your dragnet Lord Jesus and separate me for Your glory. I see how You came with Your net of love by seeking to save people from wickedness. I realize that a day of judgment will come in which angels will separate the true believers from mere pretenders. Teach me Holy Spirit how to be a good fish for Christ Jesus by manifesting His character of righteousness and compassion. Lead someone across my path today that Jesus is seeking to rescue from the net of perdition. I  pray for their salvation in Jesus’ mighty name.


Monday, March 4, 2019

PEARL: You are a pearl of great price - Matthew 13:45

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“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! Matthew 13:45-46 NLT


Question: "Do you believe that you are God’s chosen treasure and have great value?”


Prayer for today

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for paying the great price on the cross of Calvary to purchase the choice pearl, God’s people. I’m grateful for Your redeeming love and sacrificial heart. You are to me the pearl of great value that is worth far more than anything I can ever imagine. Holy Spirit, guide someone across my path today who feels worthless and needs to hear that they are precious a pearl and have great value in God’s eyes. I pray for their redemption in the mighty name of Jesus.


Friday, March 1, 2019

TREASURE: God wants you to discover His hidden treasure – Matthew 13:44

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“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. Matthew 13:44 NLT


Quote: “You will discover life’s greatest treasures in Christ Jesus.” -Hector Perez


Prayer to find and share the hidden treasure of God's Kingdom

Thank You, heavenly Father, for allowing me to discover the hidden treasure that endures forever in Your beloved Son. I praise You for the great price Jesus paid on the cross to open the gateway to Your heavenly Kingdom where I find eternal wealth and tue riches. Holy Spirit, guide someone across my path today who is searching for the treasure map of life. Use me to help lead them to the treasure hidden in God’s field, Christ Jesus. Amen


Thursday, February 28, 2019

SHINE: The righteous will shine like the sun – Matthew 13:43


Holy scripture of the day about the righteous will shine like the sun in the Father's Kingdom

“Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 13:40-43 NLT

 

Quote: “Don't shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him (Jesus).” ― C.S. Lewis 


Prayer to shine for Jesus like a light in a dark place

Lord Jesus, I pray for the light of Your life to shine upon me today so others can see Your heart of love and compassionate care. Holy Spirit fill my heart with a passion to love righteousness and hate evil. Allow me to shine this day for Jesus by being a blessing to someone who is in the dark box of depression and feels hopeless. Ignite their soul with light from above as I point them to faith in Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior. AMEN!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

GOOD SEED: You are the good seed of God’s Kingdom – Matthew 13:38

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Then, leaving the crowds outside, Jesus went into the house. His disciples said, “Please explain to us the story of the weeds in the field.” Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels. Matthew 13:36-39 NLT


Quote: “You are a seed of goodness for God in His Kingdom. Sow words of life to the dying. Sow acts of care to people that are broken. Sow inspiration in the heart of someone who feels defeated. Make your world a better place today.” --Hector Perez


Prayer to be the good seed in the Kingdom of God

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I want to be a good seed that is unashamed to sow Your truth and grace in the marketplace. Holy Spirit teach me to be sower and doer of the Word that exemplifies the righteousness of God’s Kingdom. Don’t allow me to be influenced or choked out by weedy people of the world who belong to the evil one. Teach me to be strong in the Lord by keeping my eyes upon Jesus and relying on His mighty strength. Give me a spirit of wisdom to discern the wheat from the weeds. Use me this day to help someone who is being oppressed by the devil and feels like a hopeless weed. I pray for their deliverance and salvation in Jesus’ mighty name, AMEN.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

PARABLES: Jesus will speak to you in parables & explain things hidden – Matthew 13:35

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Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables. This fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet: “I will speak to you in parables. I will explain things hidden since the creation of the world.” Matthew 13:34-35 NLT


Quote: “The parables of Jesus reveal divine truths and profound metaphors that will transform and enrich your life.” --Hector Perez


Prayer to know the parables of Jesus

In You Lord Jesus I find answers to all my questions and life's riddles. Thank You for speaking to me in parables that enrich my life with wisdom from above. I ask You to explain to me the things You have hidden from human beings since the creation of the world. Holy Spirit, mold and change me into a jar of clay that contains the parables of Jesus so I may show forth the truth, grace and love God to my family and people in the marketplace who are blinded by the devil. I pray in Jesus’ mighty name.


Monday, February 25, 2019

YEAST: You are a positive change agent like yeast in bread - Matthew 13:33

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Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” Matthew 13:33 NIV


Quote: "Christ in You is the yeast that makes you a contagious Christian and powerful change agent." --Hector Perez


Prayer to be a contagious Christian

Lord Jesus, I want to follow Your example so I learn to be contagious in my faith by permeating every part of the dough, my home, my family, my company, and the marketplace. Holy Spirit, help me remember that little is much if Christ is in it. Teach me to grow in being a powerful change agent like yeast by spreading the good news of Christ's Kingdom to my family and every person You bring across my path in Jesus’ mighty name.

Friday, February 22, 2019

SMALL: The Lord uses the smallest to accomplish greatest - Matthew 13:32

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Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32 NLT


Quote: “Never despise the small things in life that God uses to fulfill the impossible.” --Hector Perez


Prayer to appreciate and value the small things in life

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for reminding me about the importance of small things in life that You use to accomplish great things. I recall how You used a small rut like David to destroy the Philistine giant, Goliath. I remember how a young boy gave You his five small pieces of bread and two fishes that You used to feed five thousand people. Help me Holy Spirit to appreciate the small things that God has given me. Lead someone across my path today that feels small and thinks they are insignificant. Grant me an opportunity to enrich them with hope and by sharing this wonderful Kingdom truth. In Jesus’ name.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

GOOD SOIL: Your good soil produces a harvest - Matthew 13:23

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The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Matthew 13:23 NLT


Quote: “Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers.” — John Piper


Prayer to be good soil that produces a harvest

Lord Jesus, I want my eyes, ears, and heart to be good soil where Your seed grows and sprouts to produce a harvest that is beyond my wildest dreams. Holy Spirit, teach me to be a doer of God's word. Break up the barren ground in my life and don’t allow me to develop a stony heart that is resistant to change. Form in me a contrite and humble heart that hears, receives, and understands the Word of God so I grow in being a productive Christian in the marketplace. Grant me opportunities this day to exemplify the good soil of God’s Word in my life by loving and caring for people that feel insignificant or useless in Jesus’ name.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

EYES & EARS: You have God-blessed eyes and ears - Matthew 13:16

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“But you have God-blessed eyes—eyes that see! And God-blessed ears—ears that hear! A lot of people, prophets and humble believers among them, would have given anything to see what you are seeing, to hear what you are hearing, but never had the chance. Matthew 13:16-17 MSG


Quote: "Spiritual blindness is worse than physical blindness." --Hector Perez


Prayer to be healed of spiritual blindness and deafness

Heal my spiritual blindness O LORD that I may have blessed eyes to see the wonderful riches in Your living Word. Open my ears to hear Your tender voice of affection so I know what to do and where to go. Guide me Holy Spirit to someone today who is spiritually blind and deaf. Open their eyes see and their ears to hear the sweet voice of Jesus that brings healing, comfort, and unfailing hope. I pray in Jesus’ mighty name.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SECRETS: God wants to reveal His secrets to you - Matthew 13:11

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The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. Matthew 13:10-12 NIV


Quote: "If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is intimate and shares His secrets, we ought to accept this gladly." -Saint Teresa of Avila

If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly. Saint Teresa of Avila
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Prayer to know the secrets of God's Kingdom

In You, Lord Jesus, are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Thank You for revealing the intimate secrets of God’s heavenly Kingdom to me. Holy Spirit, lead me to someone today who searching for the secret of eternal life and permanent success. Allow them to hear the life-giving voice of Jesus that overcomes all darkness and springs forth divine light. I pray for their eyes and ears to be open in Jesus’ mighty name.

Monday, February 18, 2019

INTIMACY: Intimacy with the Father begins by doing His will - Matthew 12:50

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Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and they want to speak to you.” Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” Matthew 12:47-50 NLT


Quote: “There is no failure in God's will, and no success outside of God's will.” -George W. Truett


Prayer to do the Father's will

Loving Father, knowing that You have a plan for my life and want the best for me fills my heart with confidence. I yearn to strengthen my relationship with You and Christ Jesus by doing Your will. Holy Spirit, please bring to my remembrance that doing the will of God is what brings me intimacy, purpose, and unfailing hope. Guide someone across my path today who feels distant from God and overwhelmed by darkness. Use me to be a source of care and truth by sharing this wonderful promise. Stir them to pray, not my will, but Your will be done. In Jesus’ name.  


Friday, February 15, 2019

WORDS: Your words are powerful game changers - Matthew 12:37

Holy scripture for tofday about being careful with your words that give life or death


Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation. Matthew 12:37 MSG


Quote: “One kind word can change someone's entire life." -Unknown


Prayer to guard my mouth and to speak words of life

Your Words O LORD are flawless, life-giving, richer than gold, and stronger than death. It is Your living WORD that revives my weary soul and gives me new life. Holy Spirit, teach me to be more like Jesus by being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Use me this day to gladden the hearts of downcast people that You bring my way by speaking powerful words that give life and hope in Jesus’ mighty name. 








Thursday, February 14, 2019

FRUITFUL: Be identified as a Christian by your good fruit - Matthew 12:33

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A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. Matthew 12:33,35 


Quote: “It is of no use for any of you to try to be soul-winners if you are not bearing fruit in your own lives. How can you serve the Lord with your lips if you do not serve Him with your lives?” -Charles Spurgeon


Prayer to be a fruitful Christian 

You, Lord Jesus, are the Tree of Life that makes my life fruitful and complete. I want to remain in You, and You in me, so I can produce good fruit that identifies me as a Christian. I realize that apart from You, I can do nothing of lasting significance. Create in me Holy Spirit, a heart that loves to do good. Teach me to back up what I profess as a disciple of Jesus with action and not mere words. Place a family member, friend, co-worker or stranger in my path today that You want me to bless with acts of kindness. In Jesus’ mighty name.  


 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

LIBERATION: Jesus came to free you from demonic bondage - Matthew 12:22

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Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” Matthew 12:22-23 NIV


Truth: "Jesus came to liberate you and appeared to destroy the works of the Devil."


Prayer to be delivered from demonic bongange 

Dear Jesus, I ask You to come into my heart and confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I believe You have destroyed the works of the Devil through Your death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. Thank You for healing my spiritual blindness and liberating me from Satanic bondage. Holy Spirit, teach me to live a victorious life over the powers of darkness by submitting myself to Lordship of Christ Jesus. Lead someone across my path today that is possessed or troubled by a demonic spirit. Allow me to pray with them for their complete liberation from Satanic powers in the mighty name of JESUS.


Monday, February 11, 2019

HOPE: You will find unfailing hope in Jesus - Matthew 12:21

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Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. He warned them not to tell others about him. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. In His Name the nations will put their hope.” Matthew 12:15-21 NIV

 


Quote: "What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God." -Rick Warren


Prayer for today


Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again--my Savior and my God!  Lord Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross to give me unfailing hope. I commit my life, my dreams, and my future into Your loving hands. Holy Spirit, teach me to hope in the LORD so I have renewed strength and not grow weary in the faith. Guide people across my path today who are bruised and broken. Use my care to help open the door to share the wonderful hope that Jesus gives to all who trust in Him. Amen


Healing: Come to Jesus for healing - Matthew 14:36

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