"In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God"
The Word of God is the foundation for
everything. Get to know God and His character through His Word.
What you'll find, will change your life.
Daily Devotional, October
" 'Woe to the obstinate
children,' declares the Lord, ' to those who carry out plans
that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,
heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt without consulting
me..' " (Isaiah 30:1-2, NIV).
Seeking God first in
everything you do brings success to your life. Ask Him to direct
you and discover how His way will give you more time to do the
things you love.
"They looked unto
him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed"
God promised to give you double for the
trouble you experience. Trust in Him. You will not be put to
"Delight yourself also in the
Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of
your heart" (Psalm 37:4, AMP).
When you delight in the
Lord, you accept His will above your own. Make Him your life and
He will give you everything you ask for and more.
"Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend
and protect me from those who rise up against me" (Psalm 59:1,
Everyone encounters trouble at one time or another.
Allow God to protect you. He promised to avenge you. Don't get
back at your enemies by planning their punishment. Cry out to
God and He will move on your behalf.
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you" (James 4:7).
When you submit to
speaking His Word in troubled times, you strip the devil of his
influences in your life. God has given you the victory! Resist
the devil in the name of Jesus and the enemy will flee.
"And God said, Let there be light: and there
was light" (Genesis 1:3).
There is creative power found
in God's words. When He speaks, things happen! And He has given
this power to you. Speak positive words about your situation and
tap into the creative power that is in you!
"All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even
truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant
and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10, AMP).
Believe by faith
that God is directing you. Remain faithful to His way and allow
His promises to give you peace in every situation.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).
of God is the foundation for everything. Get to know God and His
character through His Word. What you'll find, will change your
"But immorality (sexual vice)
and all impurity [of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or
greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting and
proper among saints (God's consecrated people)…" (Ephesians 5:3,
Immoral behavior causes pain that can be hard to
overcome. But God has called you out of darkness. He has set you
apart as holy to be used greatly by Him. Don't give up your
destiny! Chase after purity and He'll take you places you've
never dreamed of.
"For I reckon that
the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans
As you walk with God, He will show His mercy and
goodness in every situation. Continue to have faith by living
out the principles found in God's Word. Your reward is greater
than any suffering you go through.
"And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them
power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and
to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and
infirmity" (Matthew 10:1, AMP).
You have power through
Jesus Christ! He has given you the power to defeat the devil and
his influence. Exercise the power that is within you and defeat
the enemy every time.
therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and
be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage" (Galatians
Stay rooted in your freedom. Don't go back to the
bondage of sin. Speak the Word of God and find unspeakable joy.
"Be careful for nothing; but in every
thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God" (Philippians 4:6).
loves you so much that He wants to take away your burdens. Give
Him your worries in exchange for His everlasting peace.
"If then you have been raised with Christ
[to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead],
aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God" (Colossians
When you accept Jesus, your old life passes
away. Keep your mind and heart on Him and live life in
"The righteousness of the
blameless shall rectify and make plain their way and keep it
straight, but the wicked shall fall by their own wickedness"
(Proverbs 11:5, AMP).
When you are in right-standing with
God, you are living a lifestyle of faith. No matter if you've
made mistakes, the Word of God will direct you in every decision
and turn mistakes into triumphs.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the
seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night" (Psalm 1:1-2).
When you seek God's Word for wisdom, you are setting
yourself up to prosper. Devote yourself to Him and His plan for
you and you will experience abundance in every area of your
"Be not afraid of them [their
faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord"
(Jeremiah 1:8, AMP).
You have nothing to fear when God is
on your side. He will prepare you for every battle you face.
Remember, the fight is fixed! You have the victory!
"And you will be hated by all for My name's
sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved
[from spiritual disease and death in the world to come]"
(Matthew 10:22, AMP).
Jesus promises that He will care
for those who defend His ways. Stand on God's promises when
others attack your faith. It will allow God to protect your most
precious treasure—your heart.
ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God…"
Praying in the Spirit (praying in tongues)
is a way to build your faith and develop an intimate
relationship with God. It is during our time of fellowship with
Him that we become more like Him and have to ability to share
His love with others.
follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that
doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God"
(3 John 11).
Please God by choosing to think on good
things. You will find that God's grace will lift you up and give
you a peace you've never known.
after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace
[Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His
[own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and
make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you
securely, and strengthen, and settle you" (1 Peter 5:10, AMP).
When Satan comes against you, stand strong and know that you
aren't alone. God promised to give us His strength for our
weakness. Shape your thinking with the Word of God and you'll
get the results you're looking for!
"Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one
another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and
disregards the offenses of others" (1 Peter 4:8, AMP).
Love has to be the highest priority on your spiritual "to-do"
list. It allows others to learn of God's unfailing love. Don't
let what someone else has done to you cheat you out of God's
blessings. Choose love and gain favor with God and man.
"Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask
amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts" (James 4:3).
Sometimes we pray for things that don't line up with the
Word of God by mistake. Give your prayer a good foundation with
scriptures found in God's Word. Seek His will and watch Him move
in your situation.
we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
before us…" (Hebrews 12:1).
Sin is designed to block what
God wants to do in your life. Don't let the devil tie you down
in traps of sin. Live in the freedom God has for you and
experience the overflow of His blessings.
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and
shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those
things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:23).
The key to removing
the barriers in your life is to speak to them! Use the power
that's within you. Speak to the obstacles in your life and get
the devil out of the way!
praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your
wondrous works declare Your Name is near and they who invoke
Your Name rehearse Your wonders" (Psalm 75:1, AMP).
time every day to think about the good things in your life. Come
to God with thanksgiving and He will bless you.
"We having the same spirit of faith, according
as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we
also believe, and therefore speak…" (2 Corinthians 4:13).
Through the name of Jesus, you have the power to use your
faith to speak to situations. But you have to believe that your
words matter. Speak the Word of God and change your world!
"If I then, your Lord and Teacher
(Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you
are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another's feet.
For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do
[in your turn] what I have done to you" (John 13:14-15, AMP).
As members of the body of Christ, we are called to serve one
another. Jesus was sent to the earth to serve mankind so that
people could be set free from bondage. Serving is the greatest
act one can do. Follow in His footsteps today!
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Romans 5:1).
be "justified" is to be in right standing with God. Being in
right standing allows us to develop a relationship with Him and
to learn His ways. Get to know His loving kindness and
experience His peace.
"Know ye not
that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall
God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are"
(1 Corinthians 3:16-17).
Like a sanctuary in a church or
place of worship, your heart is a sanctuary for Jesus. It is a
place where He can speak to you. And like a gardener, you must
maintain your sanctuary by committing to His ways. Don't allow
trash to enter your temple by letting other duties crowd your
time with God. Savor every moment with Him and He will show you
how to simplify your life.
judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be
judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. For just as you
judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and
criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you
[use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you"
(Matthew 7:1-2, AMP).
Keep God on your mind, even when
the lifestyles other people don't agree with your own. Strive to
see people through God's eyes. He will reward you for sharing
His compassion with others.
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