The Battle is the Lord’s

365 Days of Growing Together 
“Under Construction”

Hi WR2W, do you ever wake up and realize that today is hard and all you really want to do is stay in bed, away from everything and everyone?  Well, lately I have been having these types of days.  However, I continue to look to the Hills, the place where I know my help comes from, and that is from the Almighty God.  Learning how to encourage yourself is one of the most instrumental tools you will need on this journey called life.  David encouraged himself when times became rough, and we too need to follow David’s example and depend upon God to conquer our Goliath (whatever giant—obstacle, that is before us).  As Christians, we must understand that no battle is ours, but all battles are the Lord’s.  When we learn to trust the Lord in all things and for all things, we will always receive the victory because God, He always win! 

I encourage you today to look at your Goliath in the face and openly declare to him, her, and/or it that you have come in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.  Do not be shaken nor do you present any sign of fear.  WR2W, stand bold and confident, walk upright in the Lord, take heed to His strategy, and execute it in obedience and with grace.  It is time that we stand tall and face Goliath together.  Will it be easy?  It can be, if we do not try to fight Goliath; especially on our own strength, but if we turn it over to God, trust Him to take care of it, and live in His perfect peace, I believe in my heart it can be easy.  You know what I have learned, there is nothing that God cannot handle, therefore, if He has given us the authority and the strategy to slay Goliath, why should we worry?  What are you worried about today?  Whatever it is, let us take it to God in prayer.  I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!

Let us pray……

Father God, in the name of Jesus.  We come before you the only way we know how, and that is with a humble and thankful heart.  God, we acknowledge you as God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and we surrender our all to you this day.  Whatever Goliath we are trying to fight on our own strength, please forgive us for our ignorance and disobedience.  We turn Goliath over to you right now God, and we ask in the name of Jesus, that you defeat this enemy and give us the strategy to not only take him, her, and/or it down, but to slay this giant where getting back up for Goliath is impossible.  Lord, we thank you for your divine wisdom, strength, power, and authority.  God, in the name of Jesus, we seal this prayer with the blood of Jesus, Amen!

Signed,
Strategizing and Slaying

Prayer is the Answer

365 Days of Growing Together 
“Under Construction”

Hi WR2W, I pray today our hearts are filled with peace and joy and we are healed of our brokenness.  There are so many of us who are broken from experiences we have faced in the past or are currently facing, and our hearts are aching and longing for a touch that we ourselves do not have the power to give. However, instead of drawing close and pulling on the One who has the touch we need, we continue to go through difficult times in our lives looking for answers.  Why did our love ones have to die, why are our spouses unfaithful or inattentive, why did we not get the job or promotion, why do people lie on us and hurt us to our core, why do people continue to take advantage of us and be deceptive, why are we tired and just want to stop dealing with people who are constantly causing us pain, and why have the doors of opportunity not been opened unto us?  So many questions, but what are we doing to seek wise counsel from the Only Wise God.  God is the only One who can provide the answers to the questions that are purposed in our hearts, and we must meet Him in prayer for clarity.  So today, let us go to our Lord in prayer, one for another, seeking answers to questions that are purposed in our hearts.  I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!

Let us pray……

Lord, we come before you with humble hearts of submission.  We ask Father in the name of Jesus that you purify our hearts, renew our minds, and give us clean hands to worship you.  We are crying out to you Father with hearts of distress, knowing you are the only One who can set us free.  We make our request known unto you with thanksgiving and we ask now Father that you loose us of all the things that have been conditioned in our hearts, holding us bound, and causing us to have continuous heart attacks because of conditions that are spontaneous or slow onset.  Father God, in the name of Jesus, prepare our hearts for what lies ahead and provide us protection by suiting us up with Your full armor.  Place upon us, the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.  God, in the name of Jesus, make and keep us ready for battle against the enemy.  We slay the devil right now in the name of Jesus, and no weapon formed against us, shall ever prosper in Jesus name.  We seal this prayer with the blood of Jesus.  Amen!    

Signed,
Prayerful

 

Be Still and Know

365 Days of Growing Together 
“Under Construction”

Hi WR2W, difficult times come and go, but the grace of God always remain.  When we face times in our lives when we feel as if we cannot push forward and we do not want to continue, it is time for us to realize that God is in control.  It is time for us to surrender all that we have been through and are currently going through to God and “Be Still and Know” that He is God and there is no other who can deliver us out of our situation and comfort us in our situation.  Once we come to the realization that God cannot be controlled and that He is in control, we will come into a place called perfect peace.  I do not know what you are going through right now, but what I can tell you is that there is nothing too hard for God.

WR2W, please be certain that whatever you are going through, it is necessary along your journey to Destiny.  Therefore, it is important for us not to make any man-made moves, but only God-ordained moves.  If we move prematurely out of our frustrations or impatience, we will derail our path towards Destiny.  To avoid derailment, we must “Be Still and Know” that better days are coming because God is in control.  We must also wait patiently on God for His revelation and for whatever He is going to do next in our lives, whether we consider it good, bad, or ugly because those of us who understands that God is in control, “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 KJV).    

On this day, it is my prayer for each of us to trust God like we have never trusted Him before, and accept whatever He allows.  I pray that God grants each of us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom and knowledge to know the difference.  God cannot be controlled, God is in control of all things, and He is Perfect Peace!  I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!

Signed,
Still

The Authority of the Lord

365 Days of Growing Together
“Under Construction”

Hi WR2W, as children of God, it is important for us to recognize the authority of the Lord and realize that we have it to exercise.  In Genesis 1:26, God gives us authority over every living thing, all that is required of us is to open our mouth and speak.  I have learned that a closed mouth does not get fed, and if you do not ask, you will not receive.  The bible says “ask, and it shall be given [to] you” (Matthew 7:7 KJV).   It is time we tear down the foundation of doubt in our mind and heart, rebuild with a spirit of confidence, pray, and speak the word with the authority God has given us.  There is nothing on Earth that we cannot conquer.  If it is God’s will for us to have it or succeed at it, Thine will be done!  We must believe!  Our problem is we do not truly understand the power God has given us, but how can we understand the power He has given us when we do not fully understand how powerful He is—-food for thought.

Do you know that God is Omnipotent (All-powerful)?  He has the power to do just what He wants, whenever He wants, and we have the power to believe and trust in Him.  Are you exercising your power in the authority of God?  If so, how?  If not, it is time that you start!  I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!

Signed,
Powerful