Daily Devotions

NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS!

Today’s Bible Verse The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.  2 Corinthians 5:5 (MSG) Never Settle for Less! God has spoken through His Word, through His prophets, and through our pastors and leaders that what’s in store for us is greater than what we’ve experienced so far! Regardless of what has transpired during this season of lockdowns, shut-ins, masking, and social distancing, we know that we are on the brink of breaking out, breaking through, and breaking records—in our personal lives, our families, our churches and ministries, and even our nation! “Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly” (Job 8:7 NKJ). “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former…” Haggai 2:9 (NKJV). If these promises are true, which they are, why would anyone settle for anything less?! Don’t! In July, God reminded us that we entered into the second half of 2021, and as His word clearly confirms: our best is here, and surely, more is to come! Therefore, we must not accept, agree to, or give in to something—anything—less than God’s best! We must not settle for LESS: L – lazy lifestyle habits! E – endless excuses! S – self-pity & selfishness! S – self-willed stubbornness Instead, we must choose God’s BEST: B – bold belief in His blessings! E – enthusiasm & expectation! S –

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KNOW THE FACTS, SPEAK THE TRUTH

Today’s Bible Verse Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭(NKJV) Know the Facts, Speak the Truth The supply of the Spirit of God is available for everyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  No matter where you are in life, I encourage you to choose to live by faith.  Faith is not something we wait for; faith is now.  Every time you meditate on God’s Word, faith comes.  It’s a trust and confidence that comes only as you get to know His Word.  Faith is found in two places: in your heart and in your mouth.  When faith is in your heart, you begin to speak faith.  You must use the imagination that God has given you to dream your miracle into existence.  Don’t look at the things that are seen, but continue to see your life through His Word.  Dr. Cho says that dreams and visions are the language of the Holy Spirit. Allow the Holy Spirit to paint that vision and dream in your heart.  Have a dream and vision of your team of 12, your healing, or for restoration in your marriage and relationships.  Maybe you need to reach loved ones that need to know Jesus.  Decide today to be a person of faith and start speaking to those mountains! (Sean Wela) Change My Story 2020 was a year

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WHO WILL YOU LET “REMIND” YOU?

Today’s Bible Verse But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (Will REMIND you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. John 14:26 (AMPC) Who Will You Let “Remind” You? Wow! This scripture is powerful! As Jesus talked about returning to the Father, He gave us an assurance that we would not be alone, that God has a plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11), that we would not be without His help through the Holy Spirit, that He would be our Comforter, to teach us “all things” and to “remind” us who we are in Christ. There is an enemy who does not want us to answer the Call of God on our lives.  The Bible says that he is an accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10), the father of lies.  He wants to “remind” us of our past, things we have done and said in word or deed that were not pleasing to God.  He is out to steal the seed of God’s Word that has been planted in our hearts, lest we believe.  You see, he does not want us to believe God’s Word.  He doesn’t want us to know that we are not the same people, that with God nothing is impossible.  It is important for us to

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ROPE’S RHYTHM

Today’s Bible Verse Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews‬ 10:22-25‬ (HCSB) Rope’s Rhythm One thing I’ve noticed in this post-pandemic time is as things begin to normalize, our pursuit of Christ can often destabilize as we get back to our creature comforts, regular routines, and the rhythm that comes from a busy life. The real challenge with this is that busyness does not always equate or translate to a productive or fruitful life.  Kind of like when we were kids on the playground watching the jump rope go round and round, waiting to catch the rhythm and jump in… wait…. Wait…. Wait…. JUMP. We’re finally in, and we start jumping: wait wait jump…wait wait jump…wait wait jump.  The longer you are in there, the more focused you are on the rope’s rhythm. Here we are jumping away and perhaps not even noticing that we are so focused on the rhythm of the rope that we fail to notice we’re not moving in any given direction.  The teacher

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THE RESTING PLACE OF HIS LOVE

Today’s Bible Verse Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life. Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭(TPT) The Resting Place of His Love When was the last time you rested? Truly rested? Often when people think of resting, they think it means stopping what you’re doing, taking a break, being out of touch, or things of that nature. Yet, as Ephesians 3:17 reveals, true rest comes as we allow the resting place of His love to be our very source and root of our life. The Hebrew word selah means “to pause in His Presence.” In addition to that, it also means to be “recharged in His Presence.” This is what we receive as we draw from Him: His Presence and His Love. This brings forth transformation in our life. The rest we need and have access to as believers leads us to be secure in The Lord, to trust Him in all we do. When we open our hearts to a life of faith in Him, we experience this deep love that brings transformation. The love of God within us leads us to be secure in Him. In that security, there is a depth of trust in who He is in our lives. Even in the most challenging of days, seasons, testings, and trials, we will find rest in the life of Christ. This brings us confidence,

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