Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

February 25, 2009

Selling Out

Our Daily Devotional:

Selling Out

Hebrews 12:16 NIV: See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

The momentary wants, passing pleasures, or even immediate needs of this life can at times easily cloud our thinking, and draw us to act in ways that are not truly in our own best interest. Esau, in his moment of need, considered his birthright a worthless thing. "Look, I am about to die," Esau told Jacob, "What good is the birthright to me?" As Christians, we have a birthright ourselves�an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven. It is truly a shame how many of us, for needs or wants, will consider our inheritance as nothing. We may not think of it that way. But when we knowingly sin in order to fulfill a selfish momentary want, or we decide our need outweighs God´s will and do not put our faith in Him, we sell out.

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February 22, 2009

Helping to Heal

Daily Devotional

Helping To Heal

James 5:16 KJV: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

What do you say to someone who is suffering in some way you cannot relate to? What do you tell someone who is terribly ill, or hurting? How do you help him or her through the bad times? There are times when encouraging someone to trust God, or quoting an applicable scripture doesn´t bring comfort at all. And familiar cliches are certainly out of the question. Sometimes it is best to say nothing at all, but simply to be there. Though we may with the right heart and for the right reasons, say all the right things, we cannot expect our words to become a miracle cure. Instead, it is often that our ministry to another will be more like bandages and ointments on a wound requiring attention as well as times of silent healing. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

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February 18, 2009

Redeem The Time

Our Daily Devotional:


Redeem the Time


Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV: See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

I consider a great portion of my life with regret. When I think about the many hours I have spent indulging my flesh in unnecessary frivolity, I cannot help but be saddened. For when I consider the great many hours in which I could have been sitting at the Lord´s feet, learning from Him, instead of giving in to the momentary amusements for my mortal mind, I feel as though I have lost out on what is truly of worth. Perhaps you understand. Perhaps there is something that has occupied more of your time and attention than it should. For you know, as I, that it is easy to neglect the more important things of God, and it is easy to overlook and excuse our behavior. Yet there is so much to be gained if we would only surrender to be fully about our Father´s business--starting here and now. If we truly live life for Him today, redeeming the time, we will need not consider our yesterdays with regret any longer.

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I have made it

Greetings

Well I have made it. Its the end of my 40 days of fasting and praying for purpose. It was not my first time fasting so long but it was different this time with some major decisions having to be made. God is awesome even as I went through this time of consecration in the midst of repositioning.

No matter the road traveled one thing remains true, the Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Lord tells us in so many different ways all through out the Word that when we set our hands to the plow to seek Him that our labor is not in vain.
The Lord is always looking for an act of obedience on our part so He can move in and do what He wants

I want to thank all of you for your prayers and encouragement during this period of fasting.There have been some major changes in my life and as such I will not be blogging as much, but I will stop by from time to time. I want to encourage you all to continue to sow seeds of love and compassion.

Bless you all

Gi


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February 7, 2009

Prayer and Fasting for Purpose 3 - Brokenness

Well its the final leg of the journey, the last week of the fast and it has been a journey to remember. Here is what the Lord has been saying this past week.


Psalms 51:16-17 it says, “You do not desire sacrifice or I would give it. You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart- these O God, You will not despise.”

During a time of fasting, a lot of focus is given to the food or things we sacrifice during this time. While the sacrifices of food and the other things we give up during the fast are great, according to this passage of scripture, there is a greater sacrifice that God desires from us during these 40 days. That sacrifice is, “the sacrifice of a broken and contrite heart.” God wants brokenness from us. When was the last time you were so broken that all you could do is weep and cry in His presence?

Many cry out God use me, But the question is, “Are you willing to let this earthen vessel be broken Are you willing to crucify the flesh in order that you can come to a place where you are open to be molded and fashioned by the potter. In a broken state you are no longer dependent on you, instead you are dependent on God

As you decrease in self and allow God to increase in your life, he will hear and answer As you continue to cry out in repentance and brokenness, you will experience Gods presence and power in a fresh and new way, resulting in transformation in your life
Repentance is a God given opportunity to enter into the blessings of the Lord and escape from the oppression of the enemy.
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