From June, 2014

I Will Use My Gifts

  Romans 12:6-8 In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. I Peter 4:10 God has given…

Wake Up!

Revelation 3:2 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains… Psalm 17:15 …When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied. Today I choose to wake up. The desire to sleep in the midst of temptation can sometimes invade me. I will not sleep in the midst of the challenges that surround me. I will not tire as I walk upwards towards the height of my victory. I will not slumber as I am stretched in a dismal valley of disappointment. Today, with God’s help, I will strengthen what has died within me. I will be persistent in…

I Choose Life

Acts 2:28 You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. Deuteronomy 30:19 Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Today I choose to live. Death has a way of creeping into my reality, but I resist everything that is not life giving. As negativity tries its best to filter my daily walk, I choose…

Walk in Truth

John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. II Corinthians 13:8 For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. Today I choose to believe the truth. The lies of my adversary roam around my being. Memories, media, relationships and a host of other venues lie to me each day. Lies are oftentimes extremely strong and convincing, but I will hold to the truth of my God. I believe what He says, even if everything tangible begs to differ. He is my truth. His word is written veracity of…

Forgiveness is Freedom

Luke17: 3-4 So watch yourselves! If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive. Luke 6:37b Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Today I choose to forgive.Forgiveness ushers in freedom. Forgiveness crushes the chains that bind me to the one who hurt me. Forgiveness makes me beautiful, a direct resemblance of my Father. I forgive today. Though the pain may remain, I choose to give forgiveness its course. I will not allow the negative…

I Will Not Quit

Philippians 3:12b-14 But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. I Corinthians 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! Today I choose to keep going. The rough mountain…

I Will Not Fear

Romans 8:15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” II Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, of love, and self-discipline. Today I choose to let go of fear. Fear has its way of sneaking into my life, but I today I will stand alert to its tricks. I will not yield to fear’s false reality. Fear once had a grip on me that held me…

Today I Choose to Love

I Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. I Peter 4:8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Today I decide to love with no reserves. Love must not be expressed with…