But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18(ESV)
Happy Friday! On today I want to encourage you to Faith-It-Forward! I recall conversations with my grandmother; and she ended the call with these words “keep your hand in the masters’ hand and everything will be all right.” I try daily to live by these words, it’s not always easy. But I can testify that God will take care of you. And the God we serve is much better than all state. We can depend on him when men fell us, our Father is always near. I encourage you to call on the name of the Lord! I’m so grateful that I had a praying grandmother and mother! They taught me the importance of having a relationship with God. And to invite him in and accept him as Lord in my life. I’m still a work in progress, I fail short each and every day, and I experience bumps in the road…oh but to be kept by God. He is keeper! In the midst of it all, God will step in and rescue us! When we understand who God is, we can rest in the assurance that God has it all under control. We might not understand what God is doing, but we know who is in complete control! Remember to give thanks to God because he is SELF existing, without origin. Give thanks to God because he immutable, he never changes. You can count on him through thick and thin. God is self-sufficient, he has no needs and is more than capable to provide for each and every one of us. God is Omni-potent, He is all powerful. He is greater than an pandemic or any other obstacle we face. God is omniscient, he is all knowing. He knows our destiny. I encourage you grab hold to Gods’ hands and never let go!!! God is Omni-present, He is everywhere at the same time. He can come see about you and me at the same time. God is wise, He is full of perfect, unchanging wisdom. We can trust that God will bring us through the storms of life. Let go and let God have his way. Give thanks to Him because God is faithful. There’s nobody greater!! Of course God is good, kind and full of good will. God is just, and he is the ultimate judge and jury! Allow God to fight your battles. God is merciful, compassionate and kind. God is gracious, inclined to spare the guilty. God is loving. God is Holy, the only perfect one. God is glorious, the beautiful and great I am! I encourage you to make him a priority in your life today! Amen!
Most Holy and all wise God, we come at this appointed time and place to offer praise unto you for who you are in our lives individually as well as collectively as a whole. Truly you alone are worthy to be praised! If we had ten thousand tongues, we couldn’t thank you enough. Thank you for a brand new day that is filled with new mercies. Father forgive us for our sins and our iniquities; and for falling short of your glory. And help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Truly there is none like you in all the earth. Take us, make us, and mold us into that which is pleasing in your sight. O Lord, decrease us that you may increase. We need more of your word, more of your anointing, more your wisdom, your knowledge, and your understanding. Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight. You are our rock and our redeemer. The restorer of our soul. We come against the spirit of depression and emptiness. We and declare and decree that we shall live and not die. We bind up fear and worry, and release peace and joy in Jesus name. We declare and decree that there shall be no lack in our homes, but every need is already being met in the mighty name of Jesus! Every bill that we have shall be paid in Jesus name! Thank you that everything that we need begins and ends with you! Father we can do nothing until you come, so show up and show out in a mighty way. We pray for unity and peace to be released all across our nation! Lord we need you to heal our land, and help us not to respond out of anger or frustration. But teach us how to walk in love and forgiveness. Go by the hospitals and nursing homes O Lord, and release your healing virtue in every room. For you said in your word that by your stripes we have already been healed. We’re not going to wait until the battle is over, but we are shouting now for the VICTORY! Bless our family, friends, loved ones, neighbors, church family, and all of our sisters and brothers in a special way. Remind us that we need each other more than ever. Father use us this day, to be a blessing to someone else. We count these things already done in your darling son Jesus name we pray, and say Amen!
Praise: God for a deeper relationship with him.
Offer Thanks: To God for being strong and mighty presence in your life.
Confess: To God any unresolved disappointment and heartache you have experienced.
Ask God: To show you how to make him a priority in your life.