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TUESDAY – OCTOBER 27

Today’s Scripture

            “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”  (Genesis 50:20, NLT)  

God Will Connect the Dots

            God gave Joseph a dream that he was destined for greatness, but before that dream came true, he went through some very dark places. However, today’s Scripture shows how God connected the dots. Being thrown into the pit by his brothers led to being sold to Potiphar in Egypt, which led to being falsely accused and put in prison. In prison, he interpreted the dreams of the butler and the baker, which led to interpreting Pharaoh’s dream and being put in charge of the nation. Every step was divinely orchestrated and moving Joseph toward his destiny.

            As was true in Joseph’s life, you have to believe that a disappointment, a betrayal, or a setback is part of God’s plan. It’s moving you little by little into your destiny. God knows what He’s doing. What looks like trouble is really the hand of God. Keep doing the right thing despite the trouble, and one day, God is going to connect the dots for you.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that what so often looks like trouble is really Your hand moving me toward Your purpose. Thank You that it’s going to push me into a level of my destiny I could never experience without it. Help me to be patient while You connect the dots. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

No listings today

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

MANSION THEATRE ( Branson MO), Praisefest Branson Fall Retreat with The Perrys, Brian Free & Assurance, The Whisnants, Pastor Jim Cymbala at 10am CST.  The Hoppers, Joseph Habedank, The Ball Brothers, Greater Vision at 7pm CST

OGLE FURNITURE OUTLET (Pigeon Forge TN), “Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee” with Ezekiels Call, 6pm

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CONVENTION CENTER (Pigeon Forge TN), “Creekside Gospel Music Convention” with  Answered Prayer, Hopes Journey, The Singing Epps Family, 5pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No listings today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Camping World Concerts presents Lady A,  8pm CST

J103 25th Anniversary Celebration with Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jason Roy from Building 429, Darren Mulligan from We Are Messengers, Sidewalk Prophets and Cochren and Co. There will be special appearances by Michael W. Smith, The Newsboys, Joel Smallbone from For King and Country, Micah Tyler, Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave and Phil Wickham.  6:30pm

Pray For Israel – A Zoom Webniar Event.  A program of Christians United for Israel Tri-State Chapter, 12 NOON.

Revelation Now” – Live From The New W.O.R.D. Center with Pastor Doug Batchelor, an epic Bible prophecy series and get clear, trustworthy, logical answers to your most pressing questions about life, prophecy, and the last days. You’ll not only receive life-changing insight into what the future will bring next, but you’ll also gain the practical tools you need to thrive in the here and now!  10 to 11:30pm EST

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Springfield, MA

String Theory @ Home Online Premiere featuring the Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio (Gloria Chien, Soovin Kim, and Paul Watkins), 7:30pm

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



MONDAY – OCTOBER 26

Today’s Scripture

            “Your approval means nothing to me.”  (John 5:41, NLT)       

Don’t Rely on People’s Approval

            It’s great when people cheer us on and make us feel valuable. We love when a friend compliments us or a coworker helps us on a project. God uses people to help move us toward our destiny. But you can’t become so dependent on people that you’re trying to get your worth and value from them. It’s easy to rely on them to keep you feeling good about yourself and make you feel approved. But if they don’t give you their approval and meet your expectations, you’ll feel discouraged and inferior, and you’ll work overtime to try to win their approval. The problem is, you’re trying to get from people what only God can give. Your value, your self-worth doesn’t come from another person—it comes from your Creator.

            Jesus knew better than to rely on people. What they do or don’t do doesn’t determine your worth and cannot stop your purpose. Quit depending on others’ approval and start approving yourself.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the people You’ve placed in my life to help me move to my destiny. Help me, though, not to become dependent upon their approval or try to get my value from them. I declare that I have Your approval and love, and that’s all I need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

No listings today

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

DOLLYWOOD (Pigeon Forge TN), “National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration” with Emmaus Road Quartet, 10am

MANSION THEATRE ( Branson MO), Praisefest Branson Fall Retreat with Triumphant, Greater Vision, The Isaacs, The Nelons, 7pm CST

OGLE FURNITURE OUTLET (Pigeon Forge TN), “Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee” with Ezekiels Call, 6pm

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel Singing with Alabaster Voices and local singers, 6-8pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.269.0868

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CONVENTION CENTER (Pigeon Forge TN), “Creekside Gospel Music Convention” with Answered Prayer, Ezekiels Call, The Singing Epps Family, 5pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No listings today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Revelation Now” – Live From The New W.O.R.D. Center with Pastor Doug Batchelor, an epic Bible prophecy series and get clear, trustworthy, logical answers to your most pressing questions about life, prophecy, and the last days. You’ll not only receive life-changing insight into what the future will bring next, but you’ll also gain the practical tools you need to thrive in the here and now!  10 to 11:30pm EST

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



FRIDAY – OCTOBER 23

Today’s Scripture

            “But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”  (Daniel 3:18, NIV)

Unconditional Trust

            This is what three Hebrew teenagers did in the Scripture. They wouldn’t bow down to the king of Babylon’s golden idol. He was so furious that he was about to have them thrown into a fiery furnace. They said, “King, we’re not worried. We know that our God will deliver us. But even if He doesn’t, we’re still not going to bow down.” That’s unconditional trust.

You may have a lot coming against you. Perhaps, you feel as though you’re about to be thrown into a fire. This is the key: stay in faith, believe in your dreams, believe the situation will turn around, and then declare, “Even if it doesn’t happen my way, I’m still going to be happy. God, if You turn it around, or if You don’t turn it around, I’m still going to give You praise.” You live like that and all the forces of darkness cannot keep you from your destiny.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You are worthy of my unconditional trust. There are things in my life that I don’t understand, situations I want to see changed, but even if they never happen, I’m still going to trust You. I gladly leave these matters in Your hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Repent And Receive Christ Without Delay

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Why do some people scoff at the prospect of the second coming of Christ? — S.S.

            A: The Bible says, “Knowing this first, that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3). Scoffers are everywhere. They scoff at the Bible. They scoff at the idea of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They scoff at His second coming, because they live their lives according to their own ways, completely ignoring the Scripture that has stood the test of time.

            Scoffers don’t want to live for God; they want to live for themselves. They want to influence as many as they can to turn their backs on the God of truth. They’re interested in their own pleasure and feeding their own desires. The whole point is that they don’t want Christ to disturb them in their sins. They don’t want to be disturbed in their lustful adventures.

            The Bible gives reason for their delusion. They ask: “Where is the promise of His coming?… All things continue as they were from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). So people continue to say, “We’ve had one upheaval in history after another. But Christ hasn’t come. This is foolish doctrine!” But the Bible says that they are willingly ignorant. They want to be spiritually blind. Their wills are hardened by their sins.

            They also forget God’s great proclamation: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise… but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance [eternal life in Christ]” (2 Peter 3:9).

            This is the gracious and abundant mercy of God. For those who do not know Him today, do not turn away, but repent with a contrite heart and receive Him without delay.

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SECULAR CALENDAR

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN) – Sid Davis., 7:30 and 9:45, $16, 423.629.2233

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

OPEN BIBLE ASSEMBLY CHURCH (McEwen TN), “9th Annual Kent Curtis Family Hometown Singing” with The Kent Curtis Family, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

LIVING WATERS MINISTRIES (Ft. Oglethorpe GA), 1337 Battlefield Pkwy., “Revival” with Evangelist Clifton Potter, 7pm, 423.255.8655

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For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Big Ears Presents: “Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog” – Livestream from St. Ann’s, Brooklyn & New EP, 8pm

LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #43 with Jay Reed and John Stowell, 7-8pm – FREE

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Revelation Now” – Live From The New W.O.R.D. Center with Pastor Doug Batchelor, an epic Bible prophecy series and get clear, trustworthy, logical answers to your most pressing questions about life, prophecy, and the last days. You’ll not only receive life-changing insight into what the future will bring next, but you’ll also gain the practical tools you need to thrive in the here and now!  10 to 11:30pm EST

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

Sherry Anne LIVE!” with an amazing all-star band, including guests soloist (and drummer!) Michael Booth. 7pm, $20, 50, 100.

Vibha Garba Raas Night 2020 led by Srilakshmi Nagolu, 9:30pm to 1:30am

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



THURSDAY – OCTOBER 22

Today’s Scripture

            “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”  (Romans 12:21, NIV)

Walk Away

            When David was a teenager, his oldest brother, Eliab, spoke to him in the most condescending, disrespectful, and accusatory way in front of others (see 1 Samuel 17:28). Rest assured that David felt like telling his brother off, but he kept his mouth closed, turned and walked away. Seeing such self-discipline, it’s no wonder God entrusted David to do great things.

            You know that if you argue long enough with someone, you’re going to say things you regret later. A ten-minute argument can set the relationship back ten years. You have to learn to walk away. You’re not going to accomplish anything positive in a heated, disrespectful, contentious situation. Let them have the last word, and you keep your peace. The Scripture says that you “overcome evil with good.” You don’t overcome disrespect with more disrespect, or overcome insult with insult, or overcome shouting with more shouting. You do it by staying respectful. You be the first to walk away.

            A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that in every way possible Jesus overcame evil by doing good. Thank You for giving me the grace to overcome evil by doing good as well. Help me to stay respectful in all of my conversations and every situation and walk away when necessary. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL (Bremen GA), 1031 Alabama Ave So., Ricky Skaggs, 7:30pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

McDONALD’S (Dayton TN), 130 Abel Dr., Ordained, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No listings today. 

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For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

22nd Heritage Music Festival: Virtual Concert Series with the Thumpdaddy Band, 6pm

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Philadelphia, PA

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 21

Today’s Scripture

            “Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him…And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook.”  (2 Kings 18:5–7, NIV)

Break Out of the Mold

            Hezekiah’s father was King Ahaz of Judah, who set up idols for the people to worship and closed the doors of the temple. He didn’t honor God, and the nation went downhill and became very poor. Hezekiah was raised in an environment of compromise, defeat, and mediocrity. He could have turned out like his dad and adapted to that environment, but when he became king, the first thing Hezekiah did was to reopen the temple. He turned the nation back toward God.

            You may be in some kind of limited environment. If Hezekiah were here today, he would tell you, “You can break out of the mold. You can be the difference maker. You can be the one who sets your family on a course to honoring God, a course of blessing, favor, and victory.” Recondition your mind, start thinking better, believing that you’re a can-do person, knowing that you have seeds of greatness, and you too will break barriers that you thought were impossible.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that I can break out of the mold and be a difference maker. Thank You that I can live a life that honors You and is a blessing to my family. I declare that I will not live a life of compromise, but rather one of favor and victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

No listings today. 

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

No listings today. 

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7am, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a Bible study on “God and Pandemics” using a book written by Erwin Lutzer at 7pm. . 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Pastor Barry Lee at 11am, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514 

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For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Philadelphia, PA

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



TUESDAY – OCTOBER 20

Today’s Scripture

            “The tongue has the power of life and death.”  (Proverbs 18:21, NIV)

Speak to Your Mountain

            Words have creative power. They can be very helpful like electricity. Used the right way, electricity powers all kinds of good things. But electricity used the wrong way can harm or even kill you. It’s the same way with our words. Whether we speak positive or negative words, we will reap what we sow. If you’re always speaking words of defeat and failure, you’re going to live in a pretty miserable world. Use your words to change your negative situations and fill them with life.

            The Scripture clearly tells us to speak to our mountains. Maybe your mountain is a sickness,  a college debt, or a floundering business. Whatever your mountain is, speak to that obstacle. The Scripture says, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’” Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. God is a miracle-working God. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the creative power that You give my words to change my life. Help me to give my faith a voice by speaking words of life and blessing over myself and my future daily. I declare that You are greater than any mountain I face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 20

No listings today. 

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

No listings today. 

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No listings today. 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Banjo as a Whole with Rachel Eddy, 3pm

Camping World Concerts presents Zac Brown Band,  8pm CST

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Virginia Beach, VA

Keep up with all the online and virtual events at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



OCTOBER 19

Today’s Scripture

            “A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life; jealousy rots it away.”  (Proverbs 14:30, TLB)

Young at Heart

            No matter what age you are, you can be young at heart, full of faith, energy, and creativity. Your spirit never ages. It doesn’t have to get old and grouchy. You can stay young in spirit. The way that happens is to give no place to the negative. Get in a habit of emptying out any offenses, knowing that God is in control and will do what He promised despite what comes against you. Empty out the worry and anxiety. If you made a mistake, empty out the guilt. If you didn’t do your best, empty out the regret. If you were upset because you didn’t get the credit you deserved, empty out the self-pity. If you had a bad break, and you don’t understand why, empty out the questions. Don’t try to figure it out.

            If you get good at emptying out the negative every day, you’ll be strong, vibrant, full of faith, and full of joy.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that I never need to get old in my heart, and that I can stay young and vibrant in my spirit. I choose to empty out the worry, mistakes, and offenses and let negative things go. Fill me with joy to overflowing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

MONDAY – OCTOBER 19

FALANY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Waleska GA) – The Atlanta Chamber Players, 7pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel Singing with 3 Witnesses and local singers, 6-8pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.269.0868 – CANCELLED

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No listings today. 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

No listings today.

Keep up with all the online and virtual events at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



OCTOBER 16

Today’s Scripture

            “Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”  (Daniel 6:3, NIV)

How Badly Do You Want It?

            How badly do you want that promotion at work? Badly enough to get to work early, to do more than what’s required, to take that extra course online to sharpen your skills? If not, you don’t want it badly enough. You have to stand out in the crowd. Today’s Scripture says that Daniel “distinguished himself.” He was so excellent in his work, so skilled, so sharp, and had such a great attitude that he stood out among all the other young men. The king gave him a position of great leadership. It doesn’t say, “God distinguished Daniel, made him stand out, made him excel.” It says that Daniel distinguished himself. He was willing to do what the other young men wouldn’t do. It wasn’t so much that he was more talented or more gifted; it was the fact that he wanted it more than they did.

            The question is, how big is your want-to?

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You for the gifts and talents and seeds of greatness that You’ve given me. Thank You that I have the opportunity to distinguish myself and become all You created me to be. I’m going to take steps to grow. I’m going to come up higher and excel. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 16

CHARLES WADSWORTH AUDITORIUM (Newnan GA) – T.G. Sheppard

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE (Chattanooga TN) – ” Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years in Chattanooga, 8pm

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN) – Dusty Slay

COUNTRY TONIGHT THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Ronnie Milsap, 8pm

FALANY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Waleska GA) – Mozart & Daponte Opera Scenes, 6pm

THE DARK ROAST (Chattanooga TN) – An Evening with Three Star Revival, 9pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

MOUNT HOLLY CHURCH (Carrollton GA), 4685 US-27, Riders, 6pm, 770.537.3370

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 17

BATTLEFIELD COMMUNITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Ringgold GA), 96 Hillman Ln, On-line service at 11am by Pastor Justin Childers. 706.861.5999

COLLEGEDALE ACADEMY CHAPEL (Collegedale TN), 4855 College Dr. E, “Renewal” by David K. Ferguson, 11:45am, live and livestream at http://www.collegedalechurch.com/, 423-396-2134

COLLEGEDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Collegedale TN), 9305 Four Corners Place. “The Beloved Son” by Pastor Jerry Arnold at 9 and 11:30am (the church meetings are resuming now). 423.396.5464

COLLEGEDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Collegedale TN), 4829 College Drive East, Join our service “Faithfulness” by David K. Ferguson, online at https://livestream.com/collegedalesdachurch/renewal at 11:45am, 423.396.2134.

EAST RIDGE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 2105 Dabney Dr., Sabbath service online at 11am. 423.521.4133.

HAMILTON COMMUNITY CHURCH (Chattanooga TN), 7997 Shallowford Rd., “Changed For The Best” by Pastor Dave Ketelsen at 10, 11am and 12 pm.    Online Streaming for the 11am service at https://www.hamiltonchurch.com/watch, 423.485.1011. 

ROCK SPRING SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Rock Spring GA), 37 Tarvin Rd., Worship Service at 11:15am. 706.861.5999

SOUTH BAY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH OF CHATTANOOGA (Chattanooga TN), (at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church) 6314 East Brainerd Rd.), Please join our online service at our  websiteappYouTube, or Facebook, 11am.  423.322.2940

 

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 18

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Please join our ‘in-house’ service (max 50 people) and our online service at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 10:30am, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online services at 11am and 6pm by Pastor Justin Gazaway at 11am, 706.935.4323

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Chattanooga), 1505 N. Moore Rd., “Finding the Jesus You Thought You Lost” by Pastor Dr. Courtney Krueger ‘in-house’ and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/firstcumberlandpresbyterian/, 11am, 423-698-2556.

FRAWLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 510 Frawley Road, Online message by Pastor Ken Wolfe at https://www.facebook.com/frawleybaptistchurch, 11am, 423-894-0196

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road. “Fear of Aging and Death” (Series entitled Fear-Less: Living with Courage and Hope), by Pastor Clair Sauer ‘in-house’ and online online at www.jmumc.org, 10:30am, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, “My Name Is Different Now” by Pastor Mitch McClure at 10:30am. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, Please join us ‘in-house’ for a special service with Pastor Barry Lee at 11am,  423-240-9493

PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH (Ringgold GA), 1065 Pine Grove Rd., On-line service at https://www.facebook.com/Philadelphia-Baptist-Church-128715157184339/, 11am.  423.413.0964

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service “Healed At The Hill” by Sam Greer PhD, at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 8:15 and 10:45am.  423.877.4514.  Also on Facebook.  We have resumed physical services by reservation; these can be made on our website.

RINGGOLD CHURCH OF GOD (Ringgold GA), 117 Emberson Dr., message by Pastor Carroll Allen at 9am, 11am and 2:30pm.  Limited seating – please call Pastor Allen at 706.965.2056 to reserve your seat.

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our in-person and online service “Healed At The Hill” by Sam Greer PhD, at http://thepointchurchtn.org/ at 9:30am.  423.877.4514. Also on Facebook.

 

WEDNESDAY –  OCTOBER 21

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7am, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a Bible study on “God and Pandemics” using a book written by Erwin Lutzer at 7pm. . 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Pastor Barry Lee at 11am, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

#SOSFEST – three-day virtual music festival. Friday featuring Alec Benjamin, Finneas, Sebastián Yatra, Dizzy Fae, Macklemore, Yg, G-Eazy, Marshmello + Demi Lovato, , Dillon Francis, 8pm – 12:30am

Lee University Theatre’s “When She Had Wings”, a livestream virtual performance, 7:30pm.  Tickets are $5 for one streaming ticket or $10 for multiple people viewing on one device. Tickets can be purchased online at showclix.com/event/when-she-had-wings.

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

Sites & Sounds from Big Ears featuring Mike Baggetta performing in the mysterious beauty of the “Keyhole” quarry at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, with poetry and music beamed in from the ether by his bandmates, 8pm.  $10

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OCTOBER 15

Today’s Scripture

            “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.”  (Zechariah 4:10, NLT)           

Do Not Despise Small Beginnings

When David went out to face Goliath, all he had was a slingshot and five smooth stones. It looked insignificant, ordinary, and certainly nothing special. But God breathed on him, and he defeated Goliath and became the king of Israel. All Moses had was an ordinary stick, something he found on the ground, yet when he picked up that rod and held it in the air, the Red Sea supernaturally parted. Samson was surrounded by a huge army. All he had was the jawbone of a donkey. But he picked up that jawbone, God breathed on him, and he defeated a thousand men.

            Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. Don’t look at what you have and say, “I can’t do anything great. I don’t have a lot of talent.” If you’ll use what God has given you, He will multiply it. He will not only bring your dreams to pass, but He will do more than you can ask or think.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You rejoice to see me use what You have given me, and You will bring the increase as I trust in You. Thank You that a slingshot and five stones are enough to bring down a giant. I believe that nothing can keep me from my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN) – Dusty Slay

GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FAIRGROUNDS (Hiawassee GA) – T.G. Sheppard

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

SHAWNETTEE METHODIST CHURCH (Collinwood TN), Karen Peck and New River, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

22nd Heritage Music Festival: Virtual Concert Series, with Urban Jazz Coalition, 6pm

Clawhammer Banjo: Tunes From Across the Blue Ridge with Riley Baugus, 3pm

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Chattanooga TN

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



OCTOBER 14

Today’s Scripture

            ‘So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7, TLB)

Live Guilt-Free

            Today’s Scripture tells us to resist the enemy. To resist means to not agree with what he’s telling you, but rather to believe what God says about you. When you hear him whisper, “You’re all washed up. You’ve made too many mistakes,” the way you resist it is to answer, “No, thanks. God’s mercy is bigger than any mistake. My best days are still in front of me.” Don’t assist the enemy; resist him. When he tells you, “You don’t deserve to be blessed. Look what you’ve done,” resist him by declaring,” I am the righteousness of God. I am forgiven. I am redeemed.” When the enemy says, “Well, you blew it. You knew better, and now you’re guilty,” tell him, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I asked God for forgiveness, and He not only forgave me, but He doesn’t remember it. I’m going to live guilt-free, confidently, securely, holy, blamelessly, righteously, and honorably in Jesus’ Name.”

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that when the accuser tries to dump a load of guilt on me, I can say with authority, ‘Condemnation is not acceptable here. Jesus paid the price.’ I am far from perfect, but I will not drag yesterday’s failures into today. I am forgiven. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

DOLLYWOOD BACK PORCH THEATRE (Pigeon Forge TN), The Foothills Quartet, 10am

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383 

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WORSHIP SERVICES

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7am, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a Bible study on God and Pandemics using a book written by Erwin Lutzer at 7pm. . 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Pastor Barry Lee at 11am, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jonny Lang ~Concert Music♪♪, 7:30pm

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Kingsburg, 



OCTOBER 13

Today’s Scripture

            “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”  (John 14:1, NKJV)  

Negative Chatter

            With social media, so many people can hide behind being anonymous and say hurtful, critical things to try to make you feel small, unattractive, and not good enough. At times it may seem as though there’s a campaign against someone, but it’s usually just a handful of bullies, haters, and envious people. You can’t stop that from coming, but you can ignore it. Let it bounce right off you.

            The trick of the enemy is to try to deceive you into thinking about it all the time, and then it contaminates your life. Don’t let the poison in. Don’t even bother to read it when it gets negative. Don’t call a friend and ask them what someone might be saying about you. Don’t let your heart be troubled; let God take care of it. You don’t have to defend yourself. God is your vindicator. Just run your race. Stay focused on moving forward, and He will take care of the rest.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You are my vindicator, and  You will protect my reputation as I keep on honoring You. Help me to let any negative chatter bounce off me and not read it or listen to it. I believe that You will handle it Your way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

CLEAR SPRINGS CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Calhoun TN), “Campmeeting” with The Watson Brothers Trio, Evangelist Daniel Stewart, 7pm

MISSION POINT JUBILEE (Jamestown TN), “Mini Concert” with The Littles, 7pm

VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five Online Concert  – A Facebook LIVE & YouTube LIVE online concert event to support the Southern Gospel Artist Relief Fund.  8pm EST (7pm CST

Camping World Concerts presents Sugarland, 8pm CST

Sidewalk Prophets – The Chosen Tour – Live Stream – from Terre Haute, IN

WORSHIP SERVICES AROUND THE CHATTANOOGA AREA THIS WEEK: 

No listings today


OCTOBER 12

Today’s Scripture

            “When the Lord brings you into the Promised Land, as he soon will, he will destroy the following seven nations, all greater and mightier than you are.”  (Deuteronomy 7:1, TLB)

You’re Not on Your Own

            God was about to take the Israelites into the Promised Land, but there were seven nations in their path that were bigger, stronger, and more powerful than the Israelites. Moses didn’t know what they were going to do. In the natural they could never defeat them. But God told them, “You don’t have to fight this in your own strength. I’m going to go before you and clear the path. I’m going to defeat your enemies so all you have to do is walk in and take the land.”

            We all face situations where the odds are against us. It’s easy to think, This sickness…this debt…this addiction…these people coming against me are much more powerful. Don’t worry. God is going before you right now clearing the path. He’s making things happen that you couldn’t make happen. On your own you may be outnumbered, but you’re not on your own. The God who controls the universe says He will take care of your enemies.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You’re defeating my enemies, and You’re bringing me into my Promised Land. Thank You that You’re going before me right now and clearing the path and doing what I cannot do on my own. I believe that the victory is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

No listings today

 

“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

CLOUD SPRINGS DELI (Ringgold GA), 4097 Cloud Springs Rd., New Reason, 6pm

VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

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WORSHIP SERVICES AROUND THE CHATTANOOGA AREA THIS WEEK: 

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OCTOBER 9

Today’s Scripture

”           Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”  (Proverbs 25:28, NKJV)  

Build Up the Walls

            When you let your feelings control you—anger, impatience, lust, a negative attitude—your walls of defense are down. The enemy can come in and run your life. God has given us self-control. Quit saying, “I can’t stop it. It’s too hard.” You have the ability, but self-control is like a muscle—if you never discipline yourself to walk away when you feel like taking the easy way out, then your self-control muscle is very weak. You have to start exercising it by saying no to your flesh. You have a destiny to fulfill. But as long as you are controlled by these ordinary impulses, God can’t release the amazing things He has in store for your future. Spiritual maturity has nothing to do with how many years you’ve been in church or how long you’ve known the Lord. It has everything to do with what kind of fruit you are displaying. Are you ruling over your emotions?    

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that one of the fruit of the Spirit working in me is self-control. Thank You that I don’t have to be a slave to feelings that have tried to control me for years. I believe that as I say no to the flesh, I will reach my highest potential. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Christ Heals Heart Of Man’s Disease

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Why do Christians talk about giving their heart to the Lord? The heart is simply a muscle, right? – H.C.

            A: The human heart beats about 100,000 strokes every 24 hours. It contracts about 4,000 times an hour. Our entire blood supply circulates through our hearts every four minutes. No wonder doctors urge us to take care of our hearts!

            As amazing as it is, when Scripture talks about the heart, it’s not talking about that lifesustaining muscle. It’s talking about our entire inner being. The heart is the seat of our emotions, the seat of decisive action, and the seat of belief (as well as doubt). The heart symbolizes the center of our moral, spiritual, and intellectual life. It is the seat of our conscience and life. And God knows our hearts well. The Almighty God searches our hearts, weighs our hearts by the teaching of Scripture, opens our hearts to His truth, and gives us new hearts when we come to Christ, sensitive to His presence, His leading, and His love.

            When we say, “My heart is breaking,” it doesn’t mean that the muscle (heart) is coming apart; we understand it as the very center of life. The muscle simply shows that it is alive or dead.

            Salvation in Christ heals the very heart of man’s disease and that is sin. Search the Scriptures and learn about the Savior. His Word has a purifying effect upon the heart, mind, and soul of man. God reveals Himself to those who seek Him.

            Don’t ever hesitate to take to your greatest concerns and thoughts to God. He already knows what is “on your heart,” but He wants you to come to Him with your burdens because He will carry those burdens for you. “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you” (Psalm 55:22).


OCTOBER 8

Today’s Scripture

            “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”  (Exodus 12:13, NIV)

A Place of Protection

            In the last plague that God sent on Egypt in order to get the Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go free, God told Moses that the Israelites should mark their doorposts with a lamb’s blood so that the death angel could “pass over” their houses and spare them from the death of all the firstborn of Egypt. You can imagine how careful they were to follow the exact instructions.

            Today, have you put the blood of the Lamb of God over your house, so to speak? When you say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” in effect you’re putting that blood over your doorpost. God says no harm will come near your dwelling. When you’ve accepted the sacrifice of Christ’s salvation, you’re in a place of protection. No weapon formed against you will prosper. Because of the blood of the Son of the living God, there’s a blood line that the enemy cannot cross.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that I am covered by the blood of Jesus. Thank You that I have Your protection over every area of my life and family. I believe that You have put a blood line of protection around me and no weapon formed against me will prosper. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


OCTOBER 7

Today’s Scripture

            Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.  (John 20:27–28, NLT)

Show Your Scars

            After Jesus’ resurrection, Thomas had declared that he wouldn’t believe unless he felt the wounds in Jesus’ hands and side. When Jesus appeared to Thomas, He held out His hands and said, “Touch My scars.” Thomas fell down and said, “Lord, I believe!”

            Maybe somebody needs to touch your scars to believe. Maybe they need to hear your story of how God brought you through the sickness, through the divorce, through the mistake or loss. Don’t hide your scars; show your scars. Your scars can inspire someone else to believe. There’s healing in your scars. When you see other people who are wounded, do like Jesus did and tell them, “Touch my scars.” Let them know that what God did for you, He can do for them. When they hear how God healed you, restored you, and blessed you, that will breathe new life into their spirit. God didn’t show you mercy just for your sake; those scars are for somebody else.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You for the scars that Jesus bore in His hands and side for my redemption. Thank You for healing me of the wounds that I have had. Help me to show my scars and use my scars to encourage others of what You can do for them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


OCTOBER 6

Today’s Scripture

            “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way.”  (Daniel 10:12–13, NLT)

When You Pray

            In the Scripture, Daniel prayed and asked God for something, but nothing happened. Day after day went by, no sign of it. Three weeks later, an angel showed up with the answer and said, “From the moment you prayed, God sent me with the answer, but there were forces in my way that stopped me.” God had to send another angel to fight through the forces of darkness.

            There are blessings that have your name on them—promotion, businesses, a house, healing, a spouse, a baby, restoration—that you’ve been believing for. There are forces trying to hold back what you’ve been praying for. God is about to release what’s been held up. Stay encouraged; it’s on the way. Just imagine God breaking the way wide open through those forces that are holding it back. You’re going to see what God promised. What has your name on it is on the way. All the forces of darkness cannot stop it.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You are the Most High God who rules over the forces of darkness that try to hold back the blessings I am believing for. Thank You that You are breaking the way open right now. I believe You are releasing me into favor and new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


OCTOBER 5

Today’s Scripture

            “As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.”  (1 Samuel 18:7, NIV)     

Join the Dance

            King Saul had been happy running his race until David started getting more praise than him. From that moment on, Saul never looked at David the same way and ended up losing his throne over it. What was his problem? He couldn’t handle somebody getting ahead of him. Saul got distracted and spent months and months trying to kill David all because he wasn’t comfortable with who he was.

            Maybe like Saul, you’re at the one thousand level but you have a friend who’s at the ten thousand level. The real test to see if God can promote you is: Can you celebrate people who pass you by and stay focused on your race? Can you celebrate what you’ve accomplished? Our attitude should be: “God may have made me to be a one thousand-level person, but I’m going to be the best one thousand-level person you’ve ever seen. I’m going to become all God has created me to be.”

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You for the amazing people You have brought into my life, and thank You that You’ve made me amazing as well. Thank You that I am not competing against others but simply running my own race. I celebrate who You have made me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


OCTOBER 2

Today’s Scripture

            “For he “has put everything under his feet.”  (1 Corinthians 15:27, NIV)

It’s Under Your Feet

            How we see our difficulties very often will determine whether or not we get out of them. When you face challenges and things come against you, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and start thinking, This is never going to work out. I’ll just have to learn to live with it. That kind of thinking not only pushes you down, but it stops God from working. It’s going to attract fear, worry, and doubt. Many people settle for mediocrity. You have to change your perspective. If you’re going to live in victory, you have to see every sickness, every obstacle, and every temptation as being under your feet. It’s no match for you. It’s not going to keep you from your destiny. It’s already defeated. God is going to use it as a stepping stone to take you higher. It’s just a matter of time before you break through to a new level.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that Your Word says that You have put all things—every sickness, obstacle, and temptation—under my feet. Thank You that I don’t have to just learn to live with it or put up with it. I declare that all of these challenges are under my feet. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


OCTOBER 1

Today’s Scripture

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8, NLT         

Love Covers

In relationships, we all have disagreements, tension, and stress. When we do, we need to step back and remember that love makes allowances for other people’s weaknesses. Love covers a wrong done to it. You have to rise above these petty things that are pulling you apart. Give people room to have a bad day. When they’re rude, don’t respond. Be an eagle and rise above it. Life is too short for you to live at odds, being contentious, arguing over things that don’t matter. Some people have to have the last word in every argument. Don’t be hardheaded. Let it go. Quit wasting your energy. You have a destiny to fulfill. You have an assignment to accomplish. Those are distractions trying to pull you off course. Zip it up and let the other person be right. You may know they’re wrong, but it doesn’t matter. Don’t waste your valuable time on something that’s not moving you toward your purpose.      

A Prayer For Today

“Father, thank You for loving and approving me just as I am. Help me to do the same with others and seek the best for others. I ask You for the deep love that covers offenses and weaknesses so that I can honor You in everything I do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 30

Today’s Scripture

“He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles… No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest.”  (2 Chronicles 14:3, 6, NIV)    

Rest from Your Enemies

King Asa of Judah inherited a kingdom that was filled with idolatry. His father had passed down compromise, mediocrity, and dysfunction. But Asa understood that just because something negative is passed down doesn’t mean you have to continue it and let it limit your life. He smashed the pagan shrines and altars, and because of it, the Lord gave him rest from his enemies.

If you want rest from that bad attitude, that addiction, or that low self-esteem that most likely was passed down to you, you have get rid of it. Be an Asa and say, “I’m not going to let this anger rule my life. I’m going to pull that stronghold down and smash it. I’m not going to put up with this anxiety and insecurity. I’m removing these limitations. I’m living in peace. I’m going to enjoy my life.” When you make a decision that enough is enough, God will begin to give rest from your enemies.

A Prayer For Today

“Father, thank You that I don’t have to be defined by the past, by what was passed down to me or the mistakes I’ve made. Thank You that I can take a stand and remove anything that is holding me back. I will be the difference maker and break the chains. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 29

Today’s Scripture

“He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”  (Psalm 103:5, NLT)

Be Filled with Good Things

The reason some people aren’t young and strong in their spirit and vibrant and passionate about life is that there’s no room for God to fill them with good things. All the space is taken up with negatives. Worry will make you weak. Living stressed out will make you old and take your passion. Being bitter, angry, and resentful will shorten your life.

Is God trying to fill you with joy, confidence, and creativity, but there’s no room? If you empty out the negative, God will have room to fill your life with good things. Instead of hanging on to bitterness after someone does you wrong, say, “God, I forgive them. I let it go.” You didn’t just forgive; you made room for God to give you beauty for ashes. When you empty out worry, you’ll have peace in the midst of the storm. Empty out discouragement, and He’ll fill you with joy. He’ll fill you with good things.

A Prayer For Today

“Father, thank You for the promise that You fill my life with good things. I choose to empty out the worry so You can fill me with peace, to empty out the discouragement so You can fill me with joy. I believe that You will keep me young and strong in spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

 


SEPTEMBER 28

Today’s Scripture

“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come…”    (Matthew 18:7, NIV)

When Offenses Come

Today’s Scripture says offenses and betrayals will come—loss, bad breaks, things we don’t understand. It’s painful enough when it happens, but if you make the mistake of going around feeding the hurt, feeding the offense, you’re giving life to bitterness, resentment, and discouragement. Don’t feed the self-pity or what didn’t work out. Don’t relive the hurts. You can’t feed your history and feed your destiny at the same time. What’s happened to you is over and done. Quit thinking about how you were raised, what you didn’t get, who hurt you, who you lost—that’s history, that’s behind you. You have to starve the doubts, starve the negative comments people have spoken over you, starve the guilt and condemnation. You can’t go into a new season if you’re always looking back at the old. Now do your part and keep feeding your faith, your hopes, your dreams, and you will step up to a new level and see those dreams come to pass.

A Prayer For Today

“Father, thank You that when I face offenses and hurts that I’m surrounded by Your favor. Thank You that the path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter and that my best days are still out in front of me. I believe and declare that You always cause me to triumph. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

By Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 24

Today’s Scripture

            “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”  (James 1:2–3, NKJV)    

Count it All Joy

            We’d love to not have any pain, suffering, bad breaks, betrayals, or loss, but that’s not reality. Difficulties will come, and pain is a part of life, so keep the right perspective: there is purpose in your pain. If everything were always easy, we wouldn’t be prepared for our destiny. In the tough, dark times, God is getting you prepared. He knows exactly what you need and when you need it. Every struggle is making you stronger. Every difficulty is growing you up. You may not like it, but every painful season is developing something in you that can be developed only in the tough times. That difficulty is an opportunity to develop character, to gain a greater trust in God. If God allowed it, He knows how to bring good out of it. Don’t just go through it; grow through it and keep a good attitude. Count it all joy, knowing that this pain is going to lead to your gain.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that there is a purpose in the pain I experience whether I understand it or not. Thank You that You are preparing me and making me stronger and growing me up. I declare that I will count it all joy and overcome whatever I face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 23

Today’s Scripture

            “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.”  (Matthew 14:29, NLT)

It’s in the Unknown

            When Jesus came walking across the stormy sea in the darkness of night, Peter was the only disciple who had the courage to walk on the water to Him. One can imagine the other disciples saying, “It’s too dangerous! Don’t go!” But when Jesus told him to come, Peter stepped out into the unknown and walked on water. He didn’t let what was familiar and comfortable in his life keep him from getting out of the boat and becoming who he was created to be.

            You can’t play it safe your whole life and reach the fullness of your destiny. What God has in store for your future is going to boggle your mind—the places He wants to take you, the people you’re going to influence, the dreams you’re going to accomplish. Don’t let the what-ifs talk you out of it. “What if I fail? What if they say no?” You’ll never know unless you try—it’s in the unknown.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that the stormy seas and waves of my life are no problem for You. I choose to obey You quickly. Help me not to overthink things, but trust Your leading in my life. I declare that I am willing to step out of my comfort zone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Grieving Is A Process

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: There has been so much grief this year — people who have suffered from widespread disease — and people who have died alone, no family could be with them in their last moments of life due to isolation demanded by health officials. I am a believer in Jesus Christ but I still don’t know how to comfort those who have gone through so much hurt. How does a person help others cope with such sorrow? — C.S.

            A: No matter how certain we are that life will bring grief to all we are always surprised when it comes, but we cannot deny it or feel guilty over it. When it creeps up on us at unexpected times we must remember that grieving is a process. It doesn’t go away overnight. When those who have died knowing the Lord Jesus as their Savior, we are comforted, knowing that we will see them again.

            After a time of grief, it is important to turn our focus to the future and not dwell only on the past. There are others who love us and need us, and we still have responsibilities to live in the present. God is not finished with us and He has a plan for the remainder of our lives.

            A woman endured being bedridden by crippling arthritis for several years. Instead of concentrating on her pain and loneliness, she began to intercede for others in prayer, and she found inner peace and joy deep down because of the comfort of God’s Spirit within. When we cast our cares on Him, and lift others up in prayer, He reveals Himself in ways we would have never thought (1 Peter 5:7).

            When we begin reaching out to others, God uses this to reassure us of His goodness and purposes. An “attitude of gratitude” begins to move us beyond sorrow.


SEPTEMBER 22

Today’s Scripture

            “The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever.”  Psalm 138:8, NLT)

Just One Good Break

            Sometimes we don’t see how we can accomplish our dreams. We don’t have the connections, the resources, the experience. It might not look as though it’s going to happen, but what you don’t realize is that you don’t need a hundred things to go right—just one touch of God’s favor and doors will open that you couldn’t open. Just one good break, one right person, one phone call, one healing, one contract, and what seemed impossible will suddenly become possible.

            Today’s Scripture says the Lord will work out His plans for your life. You don’t have to work it out. You don’t have to struggle and worry and try to fix every problem, straighten out every enemy, and make things happen in your own strength. You can live from a place of peace, knowing that God has lined up the breaks you need. Get up every morning with the expectancy that He’s going to surprise you.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that just one good break, just one person, just one promotion, just one touch of Your favor can make the impossible suddenly become possible. Thank You that I can stay in peace. I believe that you are working out Your plan for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Bible Condemns Substance Abuse

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: It’s been disturbing to learn liquor stores are considered essential businesses and allowed to stay open. Why do people justify alcohol as necessary. Does the Bible talk about this? — A.W.

            A: For those who believe they can get by with an occasional drink, their example may lead others to habits that they don’t have the will power to break. For those who encourage others in anything which brings about their downfall, they are guilty.

            The Bible condemns the use of any substance which alters or distorts our thinking, including alcohol, which was the most common drug in ancient times. “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).


SEPTEMBER 21

Today’s Scripture

            “Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”   (James 5:16, TLB)    

Ask for Help

            It’s easy to hide things in our lives and let people see only what we want them to see. All the heroes of faith in the Scripture had their weaknesses and failures. Everyone has issues.

            If you’re still struggling in an area today, there is no shame in asking for help. Sometimes we think we’re supposed to be perfect, so we can’t let anybody know we have a bad habit, an addiction, or a struggle. We would be embarrassed if others knew. Today’s Scripture tells you to not let shame keep you isolated. Real healing begins when we get honest. There are some things that you can’t overcome on your own. You need to find somebody to stand in faith with you, a person of integrity whom you can trust to walk with you through it. There’s something about getting it out in the open. Don’t let the fear of what other people think keep you from your miracle.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that You didn’t create me to hide my faults and weaknesses and be isolated. Help me to find someone whose integrity I trust to stand in faith and pray with me. I want the healing that comes with being honest and bringing my issues to the light. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion.  Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


SEPTEMBER 18

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth?… Is it not I, the LORD?.” – (Exodus 4:11, NLT)

Use What You Have

            When God told Moses to go and tell Pharaoh, “Let My people go,” Moses said, “God, I can’t do that. I don’t speak well. I stutter.” Moses was saying, “God, I don’t have what it takes. You didn’t give me that gift. I’m afraid.” He kept making excuse after excuse until the Scripture says, “God became angry with Moses.” He was angry because Moses saw his gift as not enough. He’s displeased when we’re not using what He’s given us, when we’re making excuses, discounting our gifts. God said to Moses, “Who made your tongue?” He was saying, “Moses, I created the universe. I flung stars into space. You didn’t get shortchanged. You’re not lacking anything.” God would not ask you to do something if He hadn’t already given you what you need. Quit saying, “If I was as gifted or good looking as they are, I could do something great.” No, take the talent you have and develop it. If you’ll use what you have, God will give you more.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You for the gifts and the talents You put in me. Thank You that I don’t have to have what I think is a big gift for You to use me in a great way. I will be faithful to develop what You’ve given me and trust You to give me more as I increase it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 17

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28, NLT)

Lay Aside the Weights

            Sometimes it’s as though we’re carrying all these heavy bags around—a bag of guilt, another bag with all the mistakes we’ve made, then we add on a bag full of regrets. We go through life carrying around all of these bags, then we wonder why life is a struggle, why we’re tired, why we can’t accomplish a dream. It’s because you weren’t created to live with guilt, condemnation, and shame.

            The Scripture tells us to “lay aside the weights that can easily entangle us.” It’s time to lay aside those weights of guilt and shame and regret. It’s time to get rid of that baggage. This is a new day. The accuser has held you back long enough. Nothing you’ve done in the past is too much for the mercy of God. You are redeemed. You are restored. Shake off the guilt and the accusing voices and receive the gift of righteousness in Christ Jesus and rest for your soul.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You that I can come to You and unload all the weight of heaviness, regrets, feelings of unworthiness. I am laying aside all those heavy bags and receiving Your gift of righteousness. I will rest in Your love and mercy and forgiveness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SEPTEMBER 16

Today’s Scripture

            “…I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  (Romans 12:1, ESV)

The Mercies of God

            You might as well recognize you’re a marked man, a marked woman. The Creator of the universe has His hand on your life. The sooner you surrender your will to His, the better off you’re going to be. You’re not giving up anything. You’re gaining purpose, your destiny, a life that He’s designed, a life more rewarding than you ever imagined.

            You might as well recognize you’re a marked man, a marked woman. The Creator of the universe has His hand on your life. The sooner you surrender your will to His, the better off you’re going to be. You’re not giving up anything. You’re gaining purpose, your destiny, a life that He’s designed, a life more rewarding than you ever imagined.

A Prayer For Today

            “Father, thank You for all of the times You’ve shown me such great mercy, protecting me from accidents and delivering me from mistakes I’ve made. I surrender my will to You, and I believe that You are leading me forward into the life that You designed for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Craig & Debby are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

DALTON PLACE (Dalton GA), His Call Gospel Singers, 10am


SEPTEMBER 15

Today’s Scripture

            “Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”?…”  (1 Corinthians 1:27, MSG)

Counted by the Creator

            In Luke 9, when Jesus fed the five thousand, they only counted the men. They didn’t count the children or the women, who were regarded as second class, less than back then. Yet it was a small boy, the least likely among the crowd, who brought the lunch that fed the crowd. God uses people that other people don’t count.

            Could it be that you’re not reaching your highest potential because you feel like you’re not counted, you’re lacking in some area, now you’re not expecting anything good, not pursuing your dreams? No, you need to have a new perspective. You’re a prime candidate for God to show out in your life. You may feel weak, but God wants to show Himself strong. You may feel like the least likely, but God wants to do something so amazing in your life that it will astound the people around you. You’ve been counted; you’ve been qualified. What God spoke over your life will come to pass.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that even if others discount me, You count me, and You are the only One who really matters. Thank You that You have qualified me to do what You have destined me to do. I believe that You will take what I have and multiply it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 14

Today’s Scripture

            “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion…”  (Isaiah 30:18, NIV)

He Gives You His World

            Do you ever think about the way your heavenly Father feels about you? He’s been thinking about you a long time. Jesus says, “It is the Father’s good pleasure to the give you the kingdom.” He doesn’t say, “Okay, you’re here, and I have to take care of you, but you’re a pain.” No, you’re not a burden to God.

            You’re not inconveniencing Him. You’re the apple of His eye. He’s saying to you, “I can’t wait to give you My world.” His world is big, abundant, full of favor, joy, peace, and opportunity. He’s going to take you places you never dreamed, open doors bigger than you’ve imagined, and bring talent out of you that you didn’t known you had. He loves showing you favor, doing things that amaze you, making you stand out. He takes pleasure in giving you His world. Stir your faith up, believe big, pray bold prayers, and dream God-sized dreams that honor Him. Keep Him first place.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your heart of compassion that longs to be gracious to me. Thank You that it is Your pleasure to give me the kingdom, to give me Your world. I am taking the limits off You and expecting to be surprised by Your goodness and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 11

Today’s Scripture

            “I will walk with integrity of heart within my house…”  (Proverbs 4:23, NIV)

Be a Person of Integrity

            Solomon said, “A good name is worth more than great riches.” Your reputation is one of the most valuable things you have, and it is built on the foundation of your personal integrity. A person of integrity does the right thing when no one is watching. You can have talent, determination, and vision, but without integrity, you won’t reach your full potential.

            Where does it start? In today’s Scripture, David was saying, “Starting in my private life, when I could compromise, give in to temptation, cheat people, instead I’m going to do the right thing. I’m going be a person of excellence and show God that He can trust me.” He went on to say, “I will not look at anything impure. I won’t watch things that are going to poison me. I will not have anything to do with crooked dealings, things that are shady, not ethical.” Your name is too important to let it become tarnished by not having integrity.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that down at the foundation of my life I can be a person of integrity, someone who’s true to You no matter what. Thank You that as I honor You, You are a shield of protection to me. I will not let small things keep me from Your big blessings. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SEPTEMBER 10

A Clean Heart

As a Christian, you profess to love Jesus–and to follow His example by being “like Him.” But all too often, you don’t know the condition of your own heart. It is when you are put to the test that your real character is revealed. When someone gets angry and yells at you, what is your response? When a stranger cuts you off in traffic or steals your parking space, how do you react? When your co-worker gets the promotion that was meant for you, how do you respond? It is during times like these, that what’s truly in your heart–is revealed. The Bible says in Mark 7:20, “What comes out of a person is what defiles them.” What you say and what you do tells people whether or not you belong to God. More importantly, if we want a home in heaven, our lives must reflect the character of Christ. Ask God to perfect your character by praying David’s prayer in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” When you have Christ’s spirit living within you, your words and actions will reveal His love to everyone around you! Start each day by asking God to give you “a clean heart,” so that you can truly shine for Him!

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Text: Romans 5:3-5, Proverbs 27:19, Luke 8:17, 1 Corinthians 15:33

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Today’s Scripture

            “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it…”  (Proverbs 4:23, NIV)

Guard Your Heart

            One of our most important responsibilities is to keep our hearts pure. It’s easy to let what’s on the outside get on the inside. It takes discipline to say, “I’m not going to dwell on that offense. I’m not going to feel sorry for myself because something didn’t work out.” Maybe you need to forgive somebody, or maybe you’re still sour about a dream that didn’t work out, or maybe you’re still beating yourself up over a mistake you made. You only have so much emotional energy each day. It’s not an unlimited supply. Do you know how much energy it takes to hold a grudge, to go around offended? That’s wasting valuable energy that you need for your dreams, for your children, and for your destiny.

            Life is too short for you to live offended, unforgiving, and bitter over what didn’t work out. Quit letting what’s on the outside get on the inside; start guarding your heart.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can guard my heart and keep it pure from all the negative things that try to enter in. I declare that I will not allow offenses to get inside. I want Your stream of grace to flow unhindered in and through my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 9

Today’s Scripture

            “Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”  (Jonah 3:1–2, NIV)

Second Chances

            After Jonah’s first refusal to go and preach to the city of Nineveh, God in His mercy used a great fish to rescue Jonah from certain death. The story could have ended there, but God doesn’t want to just rescue you from your mess, He wants to give you another chance to get to where you’re supposed to be. That mistake doesn’t disqualify you. God is always going to give you another chance and another to fulfill His best plan for your life.

            The second time God told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, he obeyed and saw God do amazing things. The point is, Jonah’s mistake did not stop his destiny. It’s not too late to become everything you were created to be. If you’ll start right where you are, honoring God, being your best, serving others, the right doors will open, the right people will show up. The good news is, you’re covered by mercy.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that when I make a mistake and cause a mess, You don’t say, ‘Too bad, you had your chance, you’re on your own.’ Thank You for Your mercy that covers me and gives me second chances. I believe You will get me to where I’m supposed to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


SEPTEMBER 8

Today’s Scripture

            “And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”  (Genesis 17:16, NKJV)

More Than You Can Imagine

            Sarah and her husband, Abraham, were very old. Sarah had been barren her whole life and not able to have children, but God spoke today’s Scripture to Abraham. When Sarah heard this, it was so unbelievable that she laughed. She was out in the desert, there were no fertility treatments or medical procedures, and she was ninety years old. Every circumstance said it was impossible, and yet it happened. God was saying, “Sarah, what I put in you is more than you can imagine.”

            God is saying the same thing to you: “What I put in you is still going to come to pass. There is greatness in you. It’s much bigger than what you think.” Don’t let circumstances talk you out of your dreams and potential. You may not see how it can work out. God has ways to do it that you’ve never thought of. One touch of God’s favor will catapult you to the next level.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the dreams, the promises, the potential, the seeds of greatness that You put inside me. Thank You for the divine connections, the explosive blessings, and the supernatural opportunities You have in my future. I believe I will give birth to my dreams. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 7

Today’s Scripture

            “…Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms…”  (1 Peter 4:10, NIV)

Titles Not Required

            Too often we pursue titles and positions, thinking we’ll feel good about ourselves when we have them. “When I make it to sales manager, when I get on the varsity cheerleading squad, when I’m the head usher, the senior partner, the lead supervisor…” That’s fine. But you don’t need a title to do what God has called you to do. Don’t wait for people to approve you, affirm you, or validate you. Use your gift, and the title will come.

            If David would have waited for a title, we wouldn’t be talking about him today. When he went out to face Goliath, David wasn’t a general, a corporal, or a sergeant. He wasn’t even enlisted. He didn’t have a title, a name badge, a uniform, or a single credential. He went out knowing God had called and given him the gift to defeat Goliath. In a few years they gave him a title: King of Israel.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the gift that You have given me and for what You have called me to do. Thank You that I can just be the best that I can be with what I have, and You will take care of the rest. I believe that You will receive the glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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I found this on the Booth Brother’s website and wanted to share it with all of my friends:

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We are thankful for the salvation that God has given us through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray that you will consider His free gift.

We believe that God inspired and holds authority over all Scripture.

We believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose for the ages.

We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We believe that salvation is by Grace alone and is a free gift from God through the sacrifice of His son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation establishes an eternal relationship that can never be broken.

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth someday as King of kings and Lord of lords.

We believe that living the Christian life is not a “religion” of rules but rather a relationship with Jesus Christ. The strength of this relationship will dictate the degree to which we are willing to pursue a life that is pleasing to God.


SEPTEMBER 4

Today’s Scripture

            “Should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?….”  (Luke 13:16, NIV)

He is Your Chain Breaker

            Jesus saw a lady in the synagogue who had been crippled for eighteen years. She was bent over and unable to stand up. It’s interesting that He described the infirmity as a chain, that she was bound by it. He touched her and instantly she was healed.

            We all have forces that are trying to hold us back, chains that restrict us. Chains of guilt—beating yourself up for past mistakes. Chains of depression—a dark cloud follows you around. Chains of low self-esteem—you never feel good about yourself. But you were not created to be bound, whether it’s by loneliness, by shame, or by negative words spoken over you. The good news is our God is a chain breaker, and He is saying, “This is your time to be free. It is not your destiny to go through life with something limiting you.” If you let this take root, every chain that’s holding you back is being broken.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can know You as my savior, as my provider, as my healer, and as my chain breaker. Thank You that my chains are gone, and I’ve been set free. I believe that every force that has been holding me back has been broken. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 3

Today’s Scripture

            “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church….”  (Acts 12:5, NKJV)

Prayer Makes the Difference

            King Herod hated believers so much that he had the apostle James killed, then he had Peter put in prison. With chains on both wrists, Peter was guarded by four squads of soldiers to make sure he didn’t escape. Today’s Scripture says the church was in prayer constantly for Peter, asking God to somehow bring him out. While they were praying in the middle of the night, an angel showed up in the prison and woke Peter up. He was sleeping, not praying, but he had friends who were praying. The chains fell off Peter’s wrists, and they walked past two guard posts and the prison’s iron gate opened on its own accord. Peter’s life was spared.

            Are you praying for others? All of your family members, friends, and relatives should be like Peters. Cover them in prayer. When you pray, Red Seas part, hungry lions can’t open their mouths, cancer is overcome, blessings rain down. Your prayer can bring an angel.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that when I pray, something powerful happens, supernatural things take place. Help me to develop a habit of praying for others and be patient and stay faithful when I don’t see anything happening. I believe that my prayers make a difference. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


SEPTEMBER 2

Today’s Scripture

            “The righteous are as bold as a lion…”  (Proverbs 28:1, NIV)

Be Bold as a Lion

            The Scripture speaks of how God has made you righteous. Righteous means “to be holy, blameless, honorable.” It doesn’t say you’re going to be righteous one day when you’re good enough. You are righteous right now—not because of anything you’ve done, but because of what Christ has done. Righteousness comes to us as a gift we receive.

            When those voices remind you of everything you’re not, of how many times you’ve failed, you have to be bold and say, “I am righteous. I am holy. I am blameless.” Everything in your mind will say, “No, you’re not. You keep giving in to temptation. You made those mistakes.” But when you declare, “I am righteous,” you are announcing to the accuser, to the guilt, and to the heaviness, “You don’t control my life. The Creator of the universe made me righteous. He made me holy and blameless. I may not feel righteous, but by faith I receive God’s gift of righteousness.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for making me righteous through what Your Son has done. Thank You that when I gave my life to Christ, I became a new creation, a holy person, a righteous person, Your very own child. I will not carry around guilt and condemnation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


SEPTEMBER 1

Today’s Scripture

            “…I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well…”  (Psalm 139:14, NIV)

Be Amazing

            Life will try to make you feel as though you’re anything but amazing. Disappointments, betrayals, and rejection will try to steal your sense of value. You may feel ordinary, but because of your Maker, there’s something about you that makes you extremely valuable. You’re an original. You can’t get any more prestigious than that. If you’re going to recognize your value, you have to see yourself as amazing, as wonderful. It’s not because of who you are, but because of who made you. You have the fingerprints of God all over you.

            All through the day, you need to remind yourself, “I am amazing. I am a masterpiece. I have been wonderfully made.” Don’t discount what God has created. Don’t go around feeling ordinary when in fact, you’re extraordinary. People may try to make you feel average. Are you going to believe what people say about you, or believe what God says about you and move up to the next level?

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You made me fearfully and wonderfully in a way that is amazing. Thank You that I am wonderful because I belong to You. I believe that nothing can hold me back from becoming the masterpiece that You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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It is Time to Simply Trust

“Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40, NIV

            Having commanded the stone to be rolled away from the place where Lazarus was buried, Jesus challenged Martha not only to obedience but to expectant faith: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40). In essence, He was saying, “It’s time to place all of your small, mustard seed-sized faith in Me and My promise to you.”

            Martha had said she had faith. She intellectually believed what Jesus had said. But Martha needed to make the transition from faith to trust. Because while belief is the consent of the mind and faith is a choice of the will, trust is a commitment of the heart.

            The time had come for Martha to put her faith into action by surrendering all of her hopeful expectations and heartfelt longings and practical common sense and simply trust Him. And the time has come for you to simply trust Him. Trust HIM!

Blessings,  Anne Graham Lotz


AUGUST 31

Today’s Scripture

            “…Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms…”  (1 Peter 4:10, NIV)

Titles Not Required

            Too often we pursue titles and positions, thinking we’ll feel good about ourselves when we have them. “When I make it to sales manager, when I get on the varsity cheerleading squad, when I’m the head usher, the senior partner, the lead supervisor…” That’s fine. But you don’t need a title to do what God has called you to do. Don’t wait for people to approve you, affirm you, or validate you. Use your gift, and the title will come.

            If David would have waited for a title, we wouldn’t be talking about him today. When he went out to face Goliath, David wasn’t a general, a corporal, or a sergeant. He wasn’t even enlisted. He didn’t have a title, a name badge, a uniform, or a single credential. He went out knowing God had called and given him the gift to defeat Goliath. In a few years they gave him a title: King of Israel.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the gift that You have given me and for what You have called me to do. Thank You that I can just be the best that I can be with what I have, and You will take care of the rest. I believe that You will receive the glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 28

Today’s Scripture

            “…So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed…”  (John 8:36, NIV)

Turning Points

            In the Scripture, Rebekah instructed her son Jacob to deceive their father. Jacob turned out to be a deceiver just like her. Jacob’s Uncle Laban had the same problem. He deceived Jacob. There was a spirit of deception in that family. It looked as though it would continue from generation to generation. But at one point, Jacob admitted he was wrong, and God changed him (see Genesis 32). That was the turning point. The curse was broken.

            Some of the things you struggle with every day have been passed down to you. The dysfunction, the addiction, the low self-esteem didn’t start with you, but it can end with you. God is saying, “I’m about to break its power in your family line.” This is a new day. Freedom and wholeness are coming to your house. Put your faith out there and say, “Christ broke the power of this when He rose from the dead. It is finished in our family. We are free indeed.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that when Christ conquered death on the cross, He broke the power of every negative thing that’s trying to hold me back. Thank You that any stronghold of the enemy within our family line is being destroyed. I believe that we are being set free. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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AUGUST 27

Today’s Scripture

            “…Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart…”  (Psalm 37:4, ESV)

The Desires of Your Heart

            Today’s Scripture doesn’t say you have to earn or make the desires of your heart happen. No, God is going to give them to you. You’ll know it’s the hand of God because it’s going to happen without a struggle. If you keep delighting in the Lord and meditating on His Word, filling your mind with thoughts of hope and faith, then without even trying, you’re going to come into your time, and God will give you the desires of your heart.

            You have to trust God’s timing when things aren’t happening as fast as you would like. Every season is not harvest. There are seasons of watering, planting, weeding, and fertilizing the ground. These are important seasons. They are times of testing when God is seeing what you’re made of. Are you going to keep a good attitude when you’re doing the right thing but not receiving the desires of our heart? Have faith and patience. You’re closer than you think.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the desires You have put in my heart. Thank You that I don’t have to work for them or make them happen on my own, but You promise to give them to me. I will delight myself in You and fill my mind with Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”


AUGUST 26

Today’s Scripture

            “…Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him…”  (James 1:12, ESV)

Pass the Test

            In the Scripture, David was anointed to be the next king of Israel at the age of seventeen. After this incredible promise was given to him, David did not go to the palace for a coronation; he went back to the shepherds’ fields. He was anointed but not appointed. He had to pass the test of being faithful taking care of sheep. He had to pass the test of being good to King Saul even though Saul was trying to kill him. David didn’t take the throne until he was thirty-seven. It took twenty years for him to take the throne, for him to be prepared for where God was taking him.

            Don’t get discouraged by the preparation process between the time God puts that dream in your heart and the time it comes to pass. If you keep the right attitude, every struggle you go through, every disappointment, every delay is making you stronger, developing your character, growing you up. Pass those tests. It’s getting you prepared.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for both the anointing and the appointing that You have for my life. Thank You for the training and preparation process that You are taking me through. I believe that I will pass the tests and get to where You are taking me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”           

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 25

Today’s Scripture

            “…Your brother was here and tricked me and has carried away your blessing…”  (Genesis 27:35, TLB)

Guard Your Blessing

            Esau was the firstborn son of Jacob and knew he would receive his father’s highest blessing, which included inheritance as well as being the leader of the family clan. But his twin brother, Isaac, deceived their father into giving him the valuable blessing. Esau took the blessing for granted until it was carried away by his brother.

            Sometimes we let other people carry away our blessing. We let what they say about us—their disapproval and discouraging words—keep us from who we were meant to be. You have to put your foot down and say, “I’m not going to let people talk me out of my dreams or let a coworker make me feel inferior as though I’m not good enough. I’m not going to let a coach, a teacher, or a counselor talk me into living an average, mediocre, get-by life.” You have seeds of greatness. You are destined to leave your mark on this generation. Don’t let anyone carry away your blessing.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the blessing, the gifts, and the talents that You have given me. Thank You for calling me to stir up my gifts, to develop them, and use them well for Your glory. I will guard what You’ve given me and walk in Your blessing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Today is a very special day for Debby & I.

It’s our 2 year anniversary.

I love you Debby.

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AUGUST 24

Today’s Scripture

            “…I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway…”  (Romans 7:19, NLT)

Be Happy with Who You Are

            Many people don’t really like who they are. They focus on their faults, their weaknesses. They’re constantly critical toward themselves. That recording of all the things wrong with them keeps playing in their mind, “You’re impatient. You blew your diet. You should be ashamed of yourself.” They wonder why they’re not happy, not realizing they have an inner war going on. It’s very freeing when you can be happy with who you are even though you have some areas in which you still need to improve.

            Think about what the apostle Paul said in today’s Scripture. Even he still struggled in some areas. If he would have been down on himself, he would have never written almost half the books of the New Testament and become one of the heroes of faith. You don’t have to have it all together to do something great. If you’re waiting till you overcome every weakness and perform perfectly, you’ll be waiting your whole life.d.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that though there are areas of my life that need to improve, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I know You are changing me little by little. I believe that what You started in my life, You are going to


AUGUST 21

Today’s Scripture

            “…For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end…”  (Jeremiah 29:11, KJV)

An Expected End

            The Scripture says that God declares “the end from the beginning.” When God planned out your life, He started with where He wants you to end up, and then He worked backward. His plans for you are “to give you an expected end.” The good news is that you don’t end in defeat, in failure, in disappointment, or in heartache. You end in victory, fulfilling your destiny. You can live in peace, knowing that in the end, all things are going to work to your advantage.

            But there will be difficult seasons in your life when it looks as though things didn’t work out. You may be in a difficult season right now, and it may look as though your dream has died. You have to remind yourself that’s not how your story ends. The Most High God has already planned it for an expected end. If you’ll keep moving forward, He’ll weave it all together. He’s already established the end.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that in the midst of a very insecure world that I can rest in the security of knowing that my end has been set, knowing that You always cause me to triumph. I believe that You are working all things to my advantage. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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God Wants Us to Ask!

“If we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”  1 John 5:15, NKJV

            During the days of Ezekiel, God poured out His heart and shared what He wanted to do for His beloved people. Then He revealed an astonishing fact: “I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them” (Eze. 36:37, KJV). God was waiting to be asked!

            My mother said that if there are any tears shed in heaven, they are going to be shed over all the answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask! What blessing is God waiting to give you, but you haven’t asked Him for it?

            Why does He wait for us to ask? Maybe He wants us to acknowledge our need of Him. Maybe it’s one way of getting our attention. Maybe it’s the only way we will know when the answer comes that it comes from Him, and we don’t credit ourselves or someone else for it.

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz


AUGUST 20

Today’s Scripture

            “…But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart…”  (Luke 2:19, NIV)

Treasure Up These Things

            Mary was engaged to the man of her dreams when the angel appeared and said she was going to have a baby, the Messiah, without knowing a man. We focus on how amazing that supernatural birth was and forget that she had to explain that to her fiancé, Joseph, who would in all likelihood call off the wedding. She had to accept the fact that for her whole life she would have to put up with shameful rumors and negative comments about who the father was. She could have easily been defensive, cynical, and bitter. But today’s Scripture says she took in all that God had said and “pondered it in her heart.” She thought about it over and over. What she kept close to her heart was what God promised her.

            When worries come, people are spreading rumors about you, or a loss happens, keep what God has promised and said about you close to your heart. You will rise above the negative.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can shut the door on the negative that comes against me and keep what You have promised and said about me close to my heart. Thank You that none of these things need move me. I believe that I will rise about the negatives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Praise God In The Midst Of Our Turmoil

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Growing up my mother always told me that if I would obey her and be good life would go well. I’ve not found this to be true. Where am I going wrong? – A.O.

            A: A pop song many years ago said, “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.” God, of course, did create for man a beautiful garden of Eden, a state of perfection in which man could live free of any want. But man sinned against God, and God removed him from the garden.

            The key is to receive Christ as Savior and make Him Lord of life. He empowers us to endure tough times because things are well with our soul. Then there are two ways to respond to adversity. We can give in and be depressed, or we can triumph over it and be joyful.

            One of the best ways to overcome adversity is to praise God in the midst of our turmoil. Singing praises to God and reading the Bible – meditating on Scripture – does put joy in our hearts in spite of problems and pain.

            A careful study of the lives of people in the Bible demonstrate that life is full of difficulties. For those who look to the Lord and depend on Him, we realize that His grace, mercy and love guide us and bring us joy, assuring us that we do not travel life’s journey alone.

            “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life… nor things present nor things to come… shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ” (Romans 8:37-39).

            Remember that our hope is not based on circumstances, but on Christ. We grow through trials and adversities, making our faith in God sure.

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AUGUST 19

Today’s Scripture

            “…I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound…”  (Philippians 4:11–12, NKJV)

Learn Contentment

            It’s good to have dreams and goals. We should be stretching our faith. But while we’re waiting for promises to come to pass, we shouldn’t be discontent where we are. When we’re unhappy, frustrated, and wondering if something is ever going to change, we’re dishonoring God. We’re so focused on what we want that we’re taking for granted and not being thankful for what God has given us.

            The apostle Paul said he had to learn to be content. It doesn’t happen automatically. It’s a choice we have to make. Being content doesn’t mean that we don’t want change, that we give up on our dreams, or that we settle where we are. It means we don’t live our life always wanting something else. We see the gift in what we have right now, and we’re trusting God’s timing. We know He is working behind the scenes, and at the right time, He will get us to where we’re supposed to be.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that no matter what my circumstances are, I don’t have to live stressed and frustrated and discontent. Thank You that You are teaching me to be content with where I am and with what I have. I am trusting Your timing with my wants. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 18

Today’s Scripture

            “…This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah”…”  (John 1:19–20, NLT)

Know Who You Are and Aren’t

            John the Baptist was baptizing people and gaining a lot of attention when the Jewish leaders asked him if he was the Messiah. Without missing a beat, John said, “I am not.” It’s important to know who you are and who you’re not. If you don’t know this, you can spend your life trying to be something you’re not. Knowing what you’re not will help you stay focused on becoming who you are because there will always be pressures to be this, to be that, to be the other. If you’re trying to be something you’re not, you’ll be frustrated. There’s no grace for it. It will be a constant struggle, like it’s always uphill. When you’re you, you activate your anointing. The anointing on your life is to be who God called you to be. There’s a favor, a blessing, a grace that is unique to your life.

            Be confident in what you have. Keep being who God’s made you to be.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You have given me gifts and talents to fulfill my destiny, and they are different from what others have been given. Thank You for the blessing of being different and the privilege of making the most of what You’ve given me. I will be content. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”


AUGUST 17

Today’s Scripture

            “…For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock…”  (Psalm 27:5, NLT)

Why Be Afraid?

            David had all kinds of things come against him—people, armies, even his own family. He had many reasons to live worried, upset, and bitter. But he said, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? Why should I be afraid?” David lived with this attitude, “God’s got this. I’m not going to worry or live in fear. He will hide me when trouble comes. He will place me out of reach.”

            You may have discouraging situations and difficulties coming against you, but God has placed you out of reach. They can’t defeat you. Now do like David and remain confident. Keep your peace. You may feel like you’re surrounded by an army, but the truth is you’re surrounded by God’s favor. The forces that are for you are greater than the forces that are against you. God’s got this. He’s done it in the past, and He’s not going to stop now.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are my light and my salvation and the stronghold of my life. Thank You for Your promise of protecting me when troubles come and placing me out of its reach. I will live from a place of peace, knowing I am safe in the palms of Your hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 14

Today’s Scripture

            “…This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins…”  (1 John 4:10, NLT)

This is Real Love

            “Real love” is not our love for God, it’s God’s love for us. When we try to perform to gain His love, the problem is that we can never measure up. There will always be something we can’t do right, some reason we can’t feel good about ourselves. Why don’t you take the pressure off and receive real love, God’s love for you?

            That’s what the lady who was caught in the act of adultery had to do in John 8. When her religious accusers walked away, failing to condemn her, Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” He didn’t say, “Go and change your ways, quit giving in to the temptation, and then I’ll love you, then I’ll be for you.” Just the opposite. He first said, “I don’t condemn you.” Before He talked about her behavior, before he addressed the issues, Jesus made sure she knew she was the one whom He loved.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that Your love is the real love that I need to change my life. Thank You that You sent Jesus as a sacrifice to take away my sins that I might receive Your love as a gift. I receive it now, and I believe I am the one whom You love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 13

Today’s Scripture

            “…Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity…”  (1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT)

We See Imperfectly

            We all go through painful times when we’re hurting, lonely, undergoing medical treatment, and on the surface, the pieces of our life don’t make sense. We think they can’t be a part of God’s plan. Pain is a part of life, and it often feels like a dark place. It’s easy to get discouraged and think, God, why did this happen? You have to trust that even then, God doesn’t make any mistakes. He’s already designed your life and laid out every piece down to the smallest detail. He never said we would understand everything along the way. God didn’t promise that there wouldn’t be any pain, suffering, or disappointment. But He did promise that it would all work out for our good. That piece that’s painful, that doesn’t look as though it makes sense—when everything comes together, it’s going to fit perfectly in place. You just can’t see it now because the other pieces are not in place.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that there is a purpose for whatever pain comes my way and that You only allow what I can handle and what is for my good. Thank You that though I may not understand it now, the day is coming when I will see it clearly and understand. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 12

Today’s Scripture

            “…Your faith has healed you. Go in peace…”  (Luke 8:48, NIV)

Release Your Faith

            Scripture says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” That means you can be obedient and yet have a sour attitude and not please God. You can give, help the poor, and volunteer, which are good things we should do, and not please God. If you’re not believing for things bigger than you can accomplish on your own, if you’re not expecting difficulties to turn around, if you’re not anticipating new levels, and thanking God that He’s opening doors you can’t open, thanking Him that He’s bringing promises to pass, then you’re not releasing your faith. You have to stir up what God put in your heart.

            Maybe you’ve been praying, believing, expecting for a long time. Stay in faith; it’s going to happen sooner than it looks. Get ready because God is full of surprises. Many times He’ll do it suddenly, out of the ordinary, you didn’t see it coming. Expect His goodness, and you’ll please God.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are on Your throne and You are bigger than anything I am facing. I know that You work in Your own perfect timing, so I thank You that it’s on the way. I’m looking for Your goodness and Your favor today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


AUGUST 11

Today’s Scripture

            “…My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises…”  (Psalm 119:148, NIV)

You Control the Doorway

            Studies show that we talk to ourselves up to thirty thousand times a day. There is always something playing in our minds. The Scripture tells us to meditate on God’s promises. The word meditate means “to think about over and over.” We need to pay attention to what we’re meditating on.

            Meditating is the same principle as worrying. When you worry, you’re just meditating on the wrong thing. You’re using your faith in reverse. If you go through the day worried about your finances, worried about your family, and worried about your future because you’re allowing the wrong thoughts to play, it’s going to cause you to be anxious, fearful, negative, and discouraged. The whole problem is what you’re choosing to meditate on. You control the doorway to your mind. When those negative thoughts come knocking, you don’t have to answer the door. You can say, “No, thanks. I’m going to choose to meditate on what God says about me.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for giving me Your promises to meditate upon. Thank You that Your Word instructs me to think on things that are true, right, wholesome, pure, and of good report. I declare that my trust is in You alone and not in anything else. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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AUGUST 10

Today’s Scripture

            “…Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: “Bless me, O bless me! Give me land, large tracts of land. And provide your personal protection—don’t let evil hurt me.” God gave him what he asked…”  (1 Chronicles 4:10, MSG)

Blessed Indeed

            The name Jabez means “pain, sorrow, suffering.” Every time someone said, “Hello, Jabez,” they were saying, “Hello, sorrow. Hello, pain.” They were prophesying defeat and failure. You can imagine how he could have let that make him feel inferior and insecure. But despite what people labeled him, he had the boldness to ask big, that God would bless him with abundance and protection. And God blessed him indeed.

            Like Jabez, you may have reasons to settle where you are—what you didn’t get, what people said, the odds may be against you—but the good news is that God is for you. He can thrust you further than you ever imagined, but you have to pray bold prayers. Ask in spite of the circumstances. Ask in spite of what people are saying. Ask in spite of what the enemy keeps whispering in your ears. If you’re going to reach your highest potential, you have to learn this principle of asking big.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that when the odds are against me, You are for me. Thank You that nothing and no one is more powerful than You, and I can dare to pray bold prayers. I believe that You are going to bless me with abundance as You did Jabez. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Guard Against Pull Of Worldliness

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Growing up I heard a lot about worldliness, but not so much anymore. Has the church changed its mind on it? – W.W.

            A: In 1 John 2:15, the Bible says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world” (KJV). It also warns that the world will pass away, but the person who does the will of God abides forever (see 1 John 2:17).

While elements of daily life are not sinful in themselves, many of them can lead to sin if abused. Abuse literally means “overuse” or “misuse” of things lawful, which then become sin. Pleasure is lawful in its use, but unlawful in its overuse.

            Making money is necessary for daily living, but it’s apt to degenerate into money-loving, and then the deceitfulness of riches enters in and spoils our spiritual lives.

            We must make a stand for Christ. It does not mean that in society we are snobs or have a superiority complex, lest we be in danger of spiritual pride (which would be far worse than worldliness). But today there are so many professing Christians who are walking hand in hand with the world, making it difficult to tell the difference between the Christian and the person of the world. Our lives must make it plain whose we are and whom we serve!


AUGUST 7

Today’s Scripture

            “…Don’t seek vengeance. Don’t bear a grudge; but love your neighbor as yourself, for I am Jehovah…”  (Leviticus 19:18, TLB)

Have a “No Excuses” Mentality

            In the Scripture, Joseph was betrayed and sold into slavery by his own brothers, then falsely accused and put in prison. He could have used excuse after excuse to be bitter and angry, but he had a “no excuses” mentality. He kept doing the right thing when the wrong thing was happening. And in the end, he came out vindicated, promoted, and in a place of influence and respect.

            People may have said things about you and done things to you that hurt and offended. Don’t waste your time looking back, nursing your wounds. Reliving what they did, thinking about what didn’t work out are distractions. Let it go and God will be your vindicator. Life is too short for you to waste another day in self-pity. It’s not always easy to get over it and move forward, but here’s the key: the pain of letting it go is less than the pain of holding on and missing your destiny.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are the God who fights my battles and vindicates me. Thank You for Your love and grace that are mine. Right now I let go of the hurts, offenses, and wounds of the past. I declare that they have no power over me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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The Gospel Is The Good News Of God

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Some have said that the Sermon on the Mount preached by Jesus is the entire message of His ministry. How can that be when His death, burial, and resurrection are not included? – S.M.

            A: The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is the longest sermon given by Jesus as recorded in Scripture which includes the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer, but this sermon is not the whole of Jesus’ teaching.

            Some have said that Jesus’ main role was as a social reformer, coming to change society and liberate people who were bound by injustice and oppression. Others say He came merely as an example, showing us by His acts of love how we should live. And others dismiss Him as a misguided religious reformer with no relevance to a modern, scientific age.

            But none of these are adequate to explain Jesus Christ as we see Him clearly pictured in the New Testament. The Bible, in fact, makes a startling assertion: Jesus was not only a man, but He was God Himself, come down from the glory of Heaven to walk on this earth and show us what God is like.

            Christ “is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). More than that, He is the divinely appointed Savior who died for sinners, bearing their transgressions upon the cross. He died to save all who had disobeyed God and who were slandering Him in their unregenerate natures. And He demonstrated beyond all doubt that He was the divine Savior and Lord by being raised from the dead.

            The Gospel is the good news of God concerning his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who demonstrates God’s mercy to those separated from God and in need. He alone, in the history of the human race, demonstrated the happiness and blessedness of life. What He tells us, He tells us as the Savior who redeems His people.


AUGUST 6

Today’s Scripture

            “…The angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you…”  (1 Kings 19:7, NIV)

When You Run Out of Strength

            The prophet Elijah had just gone from one of the greatest victories of his life to running away in defeat at the death threat of Queen Jezebel. He was sitting under a tree so depressed that he didn’t want to live. He said, “God, I’m done. It’s over.” He’d just seen a great miracle, but now he was tired of standing strong in faith.

            Maybe you’ve been doing the right thing, praying and believing, but you’ve lost your drive. You may not have given up on life but given up on your dreams. Here’s the good news: God doesn’t condemn us or disqualify us or write us off when we get tired. God sent an angel to cook and feed Elijah once, and then a second time to strengthen him. That is what He’ll do for you. He’s going to cause blessings to chase you down. He’s coming a second time to push you into the fullness of your destiny..

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your provisions all along my life journey. Thank You for Your promise of coming to me a second time to renew me with strength and breathe new life into my dreams. I believe that You are coming again to cause blessings to chase me down. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Lucifer Turns To Evil Side

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: My neighbor’s grandson’s name is Lucifer. The mother says she chose it because of its beautiful meaning. Isn’t Satan’s name Lucifer? – L.S.

            A: Lucifer (meaning “morning star” in Hebrew) was an angel created to glorify God, but this was not the role he wanted. His heart’s desire was to be the chief authority; he wanted to sit on God’s throne and rule the universe.

            The book of Isaiah records: “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:12-14).

            When Lucifer asserted his desire to be more than God, a great revolution took place in the universe. Many angels joined with Lucifer and became his rebel army. This evil one – Satan – didn’t lose any of his beguiling ways when he became the fallen prince. He took his charm, his subtleties, and his clever plots to use on us. When he made his decision to battle God to the death, he took his band of rebel angels with him as his combat soldiers. The battlefield is known as Earth.

            His plan is to trap us and he knows exactly what kind of “bait” will appeal to us. He knows what we’re like, and he will attack us exactly where we are the weakest. This is why the Bible warns us to beware and not give the devil a foothold in our lives (Ephesians 4:27). We must not be deceived by Satan and his lies. Instead, we must stay close to Christ – because the closer we are to Him, the farther away you are from the devil!


AUGUST 5

Today’s Scripture

            “…I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love…”  (Luke 7:47, NLT)

Forgiven Much

            Jesus was at a Pharisee’s house when an “immoral woman” came in and poured a jar of expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet and began to wash them with her tears and her hair. The religious leaders were shocked that Jesus would allow this “sinner” to touch Him. But though she had made a mess of her life, she loved and longed to please Jesus. When she took one step toward God, He showed her mercy and said, “Your sins are forgiven.”

            That’s the God we serve. Maybe you’ve made a mess, and now you think, God will never help me. No, God is not judging you based on what you’ve done. He looks past the outside, past the mistakes and failures, and He looks at your heart. The question is, is your heart turned toward Him? As it was with this lady, when you call out to God, you’re going to see His favor, restoration, and mercy.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for looking beyond my performance and seeing my heart. Thank You for forgiving my mistakes and failures and messes. I’m shaking off the guilt and condemning thoughts and believing that You will show me Your favor and restoration. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Man’s Communication With God Is Broken

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Our ability to communicate around the world surpasses any other time in history, yet society seems frantic when trouble strikes with no clue of where to turn for answers to life. Is this what it means to be spiritually blinded? – C.L.

            A: When a spacecraft returns from its orbital flight, there’s a blackout period when all communications are broken, caused by intense heat generated by the spacecraft’s reentry into the earth’s atmosphere.

            The Bible teaches that man is in a period of spiritual blackout. Spiritually, he is blind. “We grope for the wall like the blind” (Isaiah 59:10). “The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (2 Corinthians 4:4, KJV).

            Man is also deaf spiritually. “They have ears to hear, and hear not” (Ezekiel 12:2, KJV). Jesus said, “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:31, KJV). Spiritually, man is even “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).

            All of this means that the communication between God and man is broken. There’s a wonderful world of joy, light, harmony, peace, and satisfaction to which millions are blind, deaf, and dead. They search for serenity and long for happiness, but never seem to find it.

            Many give up the search and surrender to pessimism. Often their despondency leads to frantic rounds of alcohol, drugs, distractions through entertainment, and the practice of immorality, completely ignoring God on their desperate search to find an escape from sin-blighted existence. But God is there, speaking and beckoning. He sends forth His message of love, but we must be on the right wavelength. We must be willing to receive His message and then to obey it. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).

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AUGUST 4

Today’s Scripture

            “…If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you…”  (James 1:5, NIV)

Get the Right Image

            God is not keeping a record of all your faults. Sometimes we think He’s in heaven, watching to catch us. “I saw that failure. Let me write that down. I heard that comment. Gabriel, put a star by that one—that was really bad. I’ll have to withhold My goodness.” No, God is not a faultfinder. He’s not an accuser. He doesn’t go around saying, “You knew better and still failed, so you’re on your own.” God is not waiting for you to perform perfectly and then He’s going to show you His goodness. He is full of mercy. He’ll show you favor that you don’t deserve.

            When you have the right image of God, you know that He’s for you, that He’s not basing His goodness toward you on your performance but on His grace alone. Then all the guilt and the condemnation have to go. God will give you the power to overcome anything that’s holding you back.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are not a faultfinder, but You are full of mercy. Thank You that You are not waiting for me to perform perfectly and then You’ll show me Your love and goodness. I believe that You will empower me to become all You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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FOLLOWING GOD’S WILL

Doing what “God wants” and not what “you want” is a lifelong struggle of “wills”–your will vs.God’s will. Some people think that if they follow God’s plan then there will never be any trouble–but the truth is, trials and tribulation will be with us until Jesus comes! But what you can count on is that God will be with you through every storm–you don’t have to face your struggles alone! Sometimes God allows burdens to draw you ever closer to Him, and it is through your trials that your character is being perfected for heaven. Following God’s will usually leads you way out of your comfort zone–which teaches you to be totally dependent on your Lord and Savior. God won’t force you to serve Him–He wants you to “choose” to serve Him–because you love Him. It is so very important that you are doing the will of your Father–for truly your salvation depends on it. In Matthew 7:21-23 we’re told, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Wow! It doesn’t get clearer than that! Following God’s will is critical because your salvation depends on it.  Text: Ephesians 5:17, Philippians 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, John 6:38

Brenda Walsh Ministries


AUGUST 3

Today’s Scripture

            “…You may say to yourselves, ‘These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?’ But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt…”  Deuteronomy 7:17–18, NIV

Remember What God Has Done

            The Israelites were headed toward the Promised Land, but they were up against nations with huge armies that were stronger and more skilled in warfare. The Israelites had just come out of slavery and were just trying to survive in the desert. They were very discouraged when Moses spoke these words to them: “Don’t be afraid. Just remember what God did to Pharaoh.”

            If you’re going to overcome obstacles, if you’re going to reach your highest potential, you have to learn to remember. On a regular basis, we should go back over the major victories in our life. When you face tough times and your dream looks impossible, just remember. Go back and replay your victories. Relive the times God made a way. When you’re constantly thinking about how He’s protected you, vindicated you, and promoted you, not only will faith rise in your heart, but that attitude of expectancy will allow God to do great things in your future.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the strength that rises within me whenever I remember what You have done in my life. Thank You for the countless times You made a way when it seemed there was no way, and You opened doors that seemed closed. I will not be afraid. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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JULY 31

Today’s Scripture

            “…He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly…”  (1 Peter 2:22–23, NLT)

You Have a Defender

            When Jesus was on the earth, He went around doing good, healing the sick, lifting the fallen. He did nothing wrong, but He was misunderstood, criticized, belittled, ridiculed, and falsely accused. How did He respond to protect His reputation? Read today’s Scripture. He didn’t waste His time trying to prove to His critics that He was the Son of God. He just kept being His best, trusting His Father to settle His cases.

            We all have people who come against us and make negative comments about us. We spend too much time worrying about what they think, trying to defend ourselves and prove to people who we are. Why don’t you put your reputation in God’s hands? He said He will defend you, and He will vindicate you far better than you can vindicate yourself. You don’t have to retaliate, get even, prove that you’re a nice person, or convince them to change their mind. God can do it better than you.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the example that Jesus showed in His response to insults and false accusations. Thank You that I don’t have to waste my time and energy trying to prove who I am or change what others think of me. You are my defender. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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JULY 30

Peace Will Come When Jesus Returns

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Politicians never stop talking about peace, but little is done to bring it about. Is it even possible? – S.P.

A: Peace will not come to this earth until Jesus Christ returns to settle all the accounts. While it is important for mankind to work toward peace, it will never fully be accomplished in this present life. This does not mean, however, that people cannot experience peace in their personal lives. It is entirely possible by knowing the Prince of Peace the Lord Jesus Christ. “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep… make you complete” (Hebrews 13:20-21).

Jesus is the Author of peace. Jesus fills our hearts with peace. Jesus gives us peace in trouble. Jesus Himself is our peace. Jesus speaks peace. Jesus will rule in peace. And the peace of Jesus is certain.

There is a wonderful hymn that says:

“What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace / Flowing deep in the heart of my soul

So secure that no power can mine it away / While the years of eternity roll.

Peace, peace, wonderful peace / Coming down from the Father above.

Sweep over my spirit forever I pray / In fathomless billows of love.”

Our future does not hinge on the world situation, however grim it might become.

For the Christian, peace is not simply the absence of conflict, or any other artificial state the world has to offer. Rather, it is the deep, abiding peace only Jesus brings to the heart. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace” (John 16:33).

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Today’s Scripture

            “…Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table…”  (2 Samuel 9:7, NIV)

The King is Looking for You

            Mephibosheth was the grandson of King Saul. His father was Jonathan, David’s best friend. But when Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle, and with the enemy coming to wipe out Saul’s family, young Mephibosheth was crippled in an accident. He ended up living in exile for many years in a poor, run-down city named Lo Debar, barely surviving, with no family and no way out. But one day King David remembered his friend Jonathan and discovered that Mephibosheth was alive. He sent soldiers to look for Mephibosheth, then brought him to the palace to live as royalty and restored his family’s land.

            Perhaps you feel stuck in your own Lo Debar. The good news is, the King is looking for you. He wants to restore all that belongs to you as His child—the freedom, the joy, the peace, the victory, the abundance. He wants to pay you back for the unfair things that have happened. There is a seat for you at the King’s table.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for loving me and looking for me because You want me to have all that belongs to me as Your child. Thank You that You found me and brought me to live with You in Your palace forever. I will gladly take my place at Your table. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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JULY 29

Today’s Scripture

            “…LORD, how they have increased who trouble me!… But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head…”  (Psalm 3:1, 3, NKJV)

Use the Power of “But”

            In today’s Scripture, David was saying, “God, my enemies are multiplying.” He not only had other armies trying to stop him, but his own son Absalom was trying to take the kingdom from him. David could have thought, I can handle people from the outside trying to take me down, but now it’s my own son. I’m done. This could have been David’s end. But after David stated the hard facts, he took it one step further and said, “But You, O Lord, are my shield.” Notice that David added the “but.” “I’m having a lot of trouble, but the Lord is my shield.”

            What’s the message? Don’t let the enemy have the last word. Always add the “but.” “The medical report doesn’t look good, but the Lord is my healer. “A coworker did me wrong, but God is fighting my battles.” “I went through a loss, but God has beauty for ashes.” Every time something negative happens, answer back with a “but.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for being a shield about me, my glory and the lifter of my head. Thank You that the enemy doesn’t have the last word when something negative happens to me. I will use the power of “but” and see Your promises come to pass. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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God Is The Creator And Sustainer Of Life

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Where in the Bible does it say that abortion is wrong, even murder? – A.D.

            A: Abortion has divided our nation like no other issue in recent times. The Bible places the highest value on human life. It is sacred and of inestimable worth to God, who created it “in His own image.” The Bible recognizes the unborn as being fully human.

            The Bible says, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works…. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13-15, NASB).

            We must never think that we can solve one moral crisis by condoning another, especially the crime of murder, for unrestrained abortion is nothing less than that. We have an obligation to show others what God says about living self-controlled lives and being responsible for our moral actions, as God defines them.

            God is the creator of life and the sustainer of life. He has given the “seed” of life and breath of life, and our responsibility is to protect these sacred gifts given by the Father in Heaven. This is why the hot button of abortion reaches the height of holocaust. Man has no right to steal from God or destroy the giving of life that belongs to Him.

            In God’s great love, He gives life that bears the image of God. The issue of abortion is not whether people have the right to terminate the life of a child; the real issue is whether or not people will insist on running their own lives according to worldly standards that oppose God’s law. Contentment comes when people surrender to God and allow Him to guide their lives according to His loving righteousness

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JULY 28

Today’s Scripture

            “…But Noah found favor with the LORD…”  (Genesis 6:8, NLT)

Favor Connections

            When the great flood covered the earth, Noah’s family was the only one that was saved. It was because Noah found favor with the Lord. It doesn’t say Noah’s sons had favor, but because they were connected to Noah, their lives were spared. The principle is, when you are connected with people who are favored, people who are further along, people who are more successful, then that favor will flow down to you. You’ll see increase and blessing because of your association.

            The question is, are you connected to people who inspire you, challenge you, and make you strive to do better? Or, are you connected to people who are negative, drain your energy, and cause you to compromise? Eventually, you’re going to become like whoever you’re connected to. You need to disconnect from people who are hindering your growth and find some favor connections—people who are going places, who are at another level, who have what you dream about.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You have already lined up these favor connections for me. Thank You for the people who are ordained to help me go further. Help me to disconnect from people who are hindering my growth and connect with people who are favored. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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JULY 27

Today’s Scripture

            “…He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish…”  (John 21:6, NIV)

Keep Casting Your Net

            Peter was an experienced fisherman and had been out in the boat all night. He had worked hard, used his best techniques, threw out the nets just where he thought the fish would be, again and again, hour after hour, but nothing. Early the next morning, a man shouted from the beach to throw the net on the right side of the boat. When they did, they caught so many fish they couldn’t haul the net in. Right then, Peter recognized that the man on the beach was Jesus.

            Like Peter, you may have worked hard toward your dreams, done your best, used your expertise, exhausted yourself, and come up empty. But God knows where your fish are. God is saying, “Throw out your nets one more time.” The struggle, the disappointment, and the lack were only tests. Your fish are still there. If you’ll throw out your nets again, God is going to cause those stored up blessings to find you.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are the God who spoke worlds into existence, and You know how to get the fish to my net. Thank You that the opportunities, the promotions, the breakthroughs are coming. I’m going to keep believing and casting my net. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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JULY 24

Today’s Scripture

            “…I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw…”  (Proverbs 24:32, NIV)

Before You Let Go

            When we make poor choices, get into a relationship that we knew would not be good, or get in over our head in our spending, there’s always pain that follows. We talk about how important it is to let go of the past, to let go of the divorce, the failure, the bad break, and that’s true. But before you let go of the negative event, remember the lesson you learned from the experience. You’re doing yourself a disservice if you go through a painful time and don’t come out with what you were supposed to gain. Don’t waste the pain and go through it again.

            Are you bringing pain on yourself? Are you struggling with relationships that don’t last, perhaps because you keep saying everything you feel like saying? The pain will stop if you learn the lesson and zip it up. Be big enough to say, “Here’s where I missed it, but I’m not going to do it again.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are full of mercy, and You always give me the grace to get through the consequences of the mistakes I make. Thank You that there are lessons in the pain that are for my good. Help me to learn and remember. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 23

Today’s Scripture

            “…When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith…”  (Matthew 8:10, NIV)

What God Marvels At

            When a Roman officer came to Jesus and said, “One of my employees is very sick, but you don’t have to come to my house. Just speak the word, and I know he’ll be healed,” Jesus marveled at his faith. In Mark 6, it says that Jesus also marveled at the unbelief He was met with in His hometown. What’s interesting is that the people who doubted were the religious people. They were in the synagogue every week. The Roman officer wasn’t a religious person. He hadn’t been indoctrinated to think that it couldn’t happen. He simply believed that Jesus was the Son of God.

            When God looks at you, what does He marvel at? Why don’t you come over into faith? You may think that you’re not religious enough, that God would never help you, but God is not looking for religion. He’s looking for people who simply believe in Him, for people who know that He can do the impossible.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for being the God of miracles and that You’re still on the throne no matter what the doubters say. Help me to believe big, dream big, pray big, and think big. I want to be one of the ones who always believes that You can do the impossible. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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God’s Boundaries

“You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. . . .”  Genesis 2:16-17, NIV

            In the first home, the Lord God taught man the difference between right and wrong. Adam needed to know what his boundaries were, what was acceptable to God and what was not.

            Can you imagine the chaos that would result if a multilane highway had no painted markings to give direction to the traffic? Accidents and confusion would be the order of the day. No one complains about or resents the markings because drivers know the painted boundaries exist for their own benefit and safety.

            Today we are surrounded by a generation of people who have grown up living according to their own moral codes, defying the boundaries set by God. As a result, it is a generation with no peace or sense of security. Rather than inhibiting us, moral guidelines free us to live in peace and security. The statistics on crime, divorce, abortion, and suicide give eloquent witness to the danger of living outside God’s boundaries. He has drawn the lines – we need to stay within them!

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz


JULY 22

Today’s Scripture

            “…For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had…”  (John 5:4, KJV)

He’s Not Limited by Seasons

            There was a crippled man who had been lying by the pool of Bethesda for thirty-eight years. The people knew when it was the season for the angel to come. This man knew that was his window of opportunity to get well. One day Jesus came and said to him, “Do you want to get well?” I can imagine the man was confused. It wasn’t the right season for the angel to come. But Jesus said to the man, “Get up, pick up your bed, and walk.” Instantly the man was healed.

            Don’t be surprised when God shows up and you aren’t expecting it. God likes to break the rules, so to speak, to do things that we can’t explain. You don’t see any way, the odds are against you. God doesn’t have to wait for the training, for the boss to like you, for the loan to go through, for the economy to improve. He controls the universe. He’s not limited by seasons.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You’re not limited by seasons, by closed doors, by disappointments, or by my preconceived ideas of how You can work. Thank You that You do things out of the box that I’m not expecting. I’m looking for Your surprises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 21

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live…”  (Ezekiel 37:4–5, ESV)

Come Alive

            The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of a valley filled with bones. It was like a huge graveyard of bones from people who had died. Bones represent things in our life that look dead, situations that seem impossible and permanently unchanging. God said, “Prophesy to these dead bones.” Ezekiel started speaking to the bones, telling them to come alive. As he was speaking, the bones started rattling and coming together, morphing back into people. Finally, breath came into those bodies, and they stood up like “a vast army.”

            You may have things in your life that seem dead—a relationship, a business, your health. All you can see is a valley of dry bones, so to speak. It’s not enough to just pray about it; you need to speak to it. Prophesy to those dead bones. Call in health. Call in abundance. Call in restoration. God will resurrect what looks dead. He’ll make things happen that you could never make happen.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can speak to the things in my life that seem dead, and You will breathe life into them and bring resurrection. I believe that as I speak words of faith, You will make things happen that I could never make happen. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JULY 20

Today’s Scripture

            “…For you are still only baby Christians, controlled by your own desires, not God’s…”

(1 Corinthians 3:3, TLB)

Who’s the Boss?

            Today’s Scripture describes a lot of people. If they feel like telling somebody off, feel like buying something they can’t afford, or feel like watching something they know is not good, they do it anyway. Desires and feelings will always be there. The problem is that when we give in to them, we come under their control. The more you feed those feelings—anger, self-pity, a bad attitude, a critical spirit—the stronger they grow.

            The way you break free is to quit feeding them. The next time you feel like being upset, stay in peace. Put on some good praise music; think about how much you have to be grateful for. That’s feeding your spirit man instead of feeding your flesh. As your spirit person gets stronger, the flesh is getting weaker. Starve the negative emotions, and over time, they won’t control you. The sign of maturity is that you can feel the negative emotions, but you don’t act on them.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can choose to be disciplined and say no to the flesh and its desires. Thank You that every day I can take my feelings off the throne and allow Your Spirit to control my life. Help me to sow to the Spirit and do what’s right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 17

Today’s Scripture

            “…with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among [the disciples] and said, “Peace be with you!…”

(John 20:19, NIV)

From Worst to Best

            We celebrate Good Friday each year, but on the day when Jesus was crucified, the disciples thought it was the worst day of their lives. “Tragic Friday” would have been their description. The One whom they had devoted their lives to was dead and buried in a tomb. But a few days later, when Jesus rose from the dead, they realized that He was who He’d said He was. He had defeated the enemy and brought salvation to mankind. What they’d thought was the worst day of their lives became the best.

                        We all face times when a dream dies, a relationship ends, we come down with an illness—nothing about the situation seems good. It may not be good right now, but God knows how to bring it all together. You may think it is going to stop you, set you back, and cause you heartache. If you’ll stay in faith, one day you’ll look back and say it was good.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You see the big picture for my life and that You use difficulties for my good. Help me to be patient and trusting when things happen that I don’t understand. I believe that You will bring it all together for my good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JULY 16

Today’s Scripture

            “…And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed…”  (Exodus 3:21, NIV)

It’s Payback Time

            After the Israelites had been in slavery for 430 years, God said, “I have seen the affliction of My people. I’ve heard their cries. I am coming down to deliver them.” God was saying, “Enough is enough. It’s payback time.” It was a great miracle for the Israelites to be set free, but God was keeping the records and said they wouldn’t leave empty-handed. On their way out, the Israelites asked the Egyptians for their gold, silver, and jewelry. God gave them favor, and the Egyptians willingly gave it to the Israelites.

            You may be in an unfair situation for a long time, but God is saying, “I’m coming down to do something about it.” Things are about to change in your favor. Payback is coming, healing is coming, promotion is coming, vindication is coming, new relationships are coming. You’re not going to come out empty-handed. You’re going to come out loaded, better than you were, promoted, stronger, healthier, and at a new level.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are a God of justice and You keep the records. Thank You that the time comes when You say that enough is enough, that it’s payback time. I believe that things are about to shift in my favor and blessing is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 15

Today’s Scripture

            “…And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good…”  (Genesis 1:3–4, NIV)

Find the Good

            When God created the heavens and the earth on the first day, He said, “Let there be light,” and light came. There were no skies, no animals, and the earth was formless and empty, but God said it was “good.” An observer would have said, “God, it’s not good; it’s a mess. Nothing is in order.” And He would have responded, “Don’t worry. You’re only seeing day one. Wait till you see what it looks like when it’s ‘very good’ at the end of day six.”

            Sometimes we’re so focused on our flaws, weaknesses, shortcomings, and how we should be further along that it holds us back. You need to focus on what you’re doing right. Find the good along the way; thank Him for the partial. If you don’t celebrate the good in day one, in the season that you’re in, you won’t see day two. If you’ll be grateful for the good, God will get you to very good.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You created the heavens and earth, and You made me as well. Thank You that You’re not finished working in my life, and I celebrate the good. I believe that as I give thanks for the good that You will get me to very good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 14

Today’s Scripture

            “…The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in GOD protects you from that…”  (Proverbs 29:25, MSG)

Don’t Give Your Identity Away

            One day a large crowd of people celebrated Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” A few days later, those same people were shouting, “Crucify Him!” When Jesus went to trial and needed His closest friends to support Him, most of His disciples had fled, one had betrayed Him, and Peter denied Him.

            If you don’t know who you are without other people, then if they leave, you’ll be lost. They’ll take you with them because your identity was caught up in who they made you to be. Then you’ll have to try to find somebody else to tell you who you are. Don’t put your identity, your value into somebody else’s hands. You don’t need their approval or for them to tell you who you are. Your value came from your Creator. Let Him tell you who you are. Get your value, your self-worth, your approval from Him.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that I don’t have to look to someone else to tell me who I am because You have already told me that I am Your masterpiece and prized possession. I declare that my identity and value is securely in Your hands, and I’m not looking to others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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COVID 911:  The DEEP STATE Insurgency

Watch this video to gain an insight about why the world is in chaos right now.  This is the perfect tool to clear up any doubt to those who still don’t “trust the plan”

POTUS has been ten steps ahead of all the DEEP STATE actors and their attempt to throw the world into chaos and bring in their dream of The New World Order.

They can’t stop what’s coming – https://www.facebook.com/sean.h.lindsay/videos/10220333495740251/

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JULY 13

Today’s Scripture

            “…When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy…”  (Psalm 126:1–2, NIV)

The Laughter of Amazement

            The Israelites had been taken into captivity by the Babylonians. The return and the restoration of Jerusalem had been anticipated for so long that it seemed like a dream to them. Some of them had waited their entire lifetime. Their joy was beyond containing. They were laughing in amazement, saying, “This is like a dream. It’s too good to be true.”

            Some of the things you’ve been dreaming about—to get out of debt, to start that business, to meet the right person, to finish college—the odds may be against you, it seems laughable, but God is about to surprise you. Stay in faith, because like the Israelites, the day is coming where God fills your mouth with the laughter of amazement. It’s going to seem like a dream. You’re not only going to be amazed, but the people around you are going to be so in awe that all they can do is laugh with you.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You for the things You’ve put into my heart that seem laughable and that I have to dare to believe can happen. Thank You that You do what seems to be too good to be true. I’m going to stay in faith and look forward to laughing in amazement. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 10

Today’s Scripture

            “…No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house…”  (Matthew 5:15, NLT)

Do it in Spite of the Fear

            God has put gifts and talents in you. He’s given you dreams and goals that are unique to your life. But it’s easy to let fear hold you back. “What if I try it and it doesn’t work…what if people don’t accept me…what if I don’t have the talent?” Too often we let the what-ifs talk us out of it. Quit hiding the dreams and talent that God has given you. He created you to shine, to make a difference, to leave your mark. Your gift isn’t just for you; it’s to share with the world.

            Life is short, so stir up what God put in you. You can’t wait till the fear goes away and then you’ll do it. The fear may not go away. You’re going to have to do it in spite of the fear. That’s what faith is all about. Nobody who’s ever done anything great in life has done it without fear.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You for entrusting me with gifts and talents and dreams. Thank You that I have greatness in me because You put it there. Help me to come out of hiding and release what You’ve given me in spite of my fears. I will shine Your light into my world. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 9

Today’s Scripture

            “…The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?…”  (Proverbs 20:24, NLT)

Trouble is Transportation

            When troubles come our way, it’s easy to get discouraged, but God uses difficulties to move us toward our destiny. You won’t become all you were created to be without trouble. You don’t grow in the good times; you grow in the tough times, the dark times. Trouble prepares you for the next level. Trouble develops something in you that you can’t get when it’s easy and everything is going your way. In the difficult times, your spiritual muscles are developed, and you gain strength, endurance, and wisdom.

            Every challenge you’ve been through has deposited something in you. Through every relationship that didn’t work out, through those times when somebody did you wrong, you gained insight. The times when you failed, when you blew it weren’t wasted—you gained experience that will transport you in the future. The truth is that trouble was transportation. It was all a part of God’s plan.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You are the Most High God who is directing my steps. Thank You that the difficulty I’m experiencing now is developing something in me that I can’t get when it’s easy. I believe it is transporting me to the next level of my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 8

Today’s Scripture

            “…The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!… Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!…”  (Judges 6:12, 14, NLT)

Believe What God Says about You

            There was a man in the Scripture named Gideon whom God wanted to lead the people of Israel against an opposing army. The angel appeared to him and said, “Hello, Gideon, you mighty man of fearless courage,” I can imagine Gideon looking around thinking, Who is he talking to? Gideon was afraid, intimidated, and insecure. But notice that God didn’t call him what he was. God called him what he could become. God sees your potential. God knows what you’re capable of. You may feel weak, but God calls you strong. You may be intimidated today, but God calls you confident. You may feel less than, but God calls you well able. If the Angel of the Lord were to appear to you today, He would say the same thing he said to Gideon. “Hello, you mighty man, you mighty woman of fearless courage.” Why don’t you get in agreement with God and start believing what He says about you?

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You see my potential and know what I am capable of. Thank You that You have equipped and are empowering me to be strong where I feel weak and less than. I believe that You are transforming me into a mighty warrior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


JULY 7

Today’s Scripture

            “…David was greatly distressed…But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God…”  (1 Samuel 30:6, ESV)

Strengthen Yourself

            Thirteen years after David was anointed to be the next king of Israel, he was still living as a fugitive from King Saul. Then one day, he and his six hundred men came home and found their city had been burned, their possessions taken, and their families taken captive. It was the worst defeat of David’s life. He and his men wept until they could not weep anymore. He was tempted to think, God, I’ve been faithful year after year. This is the final straw.

            But David made a decision: “I am not allowing this discouragement to stay. I am strong in the Lord. I am His anointed.” You can talk yourself into defeat or into victory. When you speak the right way, strength comes, courage comes, vision comes, healing comes. Turn the discouragement around and say, “Yes, this is tough, but I am strong in the Lord. No weapon formed against me will prosper.” Strengthen yourself in the Lord.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that the power of Your life in me is greater than the greatest force that can ever come against me. Thank You that I can put discouragement behind me and stir up my faith. I believe that no weapon that is formed against me will prosper. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JULY 6

Today’s Scripture

            “…The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes…”  (Deuteronomy 1:30, NIV)

He Goes Before You

            The Israelites had been freed from slavery and were on their way to the Promised Land. They had all kinds of enemy nations surrounding them and no military equipment or training. Now they were out in the heat of the desert without water and food sources. They felt overwhelmed, outnumbered, and inadequate. In the natural, they didn’t have a chance. But God spoke today’s Scripture to them. They had seen God part the Red Sea and destroy Pharaoh and his army.

            You may feel that the odds are against you. But God is saying to you what He said to them, “I’m going before you, and I’m fighting for you.” Whatever is trying to stop you is no match for our God. One touch of His favor and He’ll turn that Red Sea into dry ground. You’re not going to have to struggle and fight. It may look intimidating, like it’s never going to change, but don’t worry. God is going to do something extraordinary.

A Prayer For Today

            Father, thank You that You are the Almighty God who goes before me and fights for me. Thank You for all the great things You have done for me and for all the extraordinary victories that You are about to bring me through. I believe that this is a new day of Your favor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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COVID 911:  The DEEP STATE Insurgency

Watch this video to gain an insight about why the world is in chaos right now.  This is the perfect tool to clear up any doubt to those who still don’t “trust the plan”

POTUS has been ten steps ahead of all the DEEP STATE actors and their attempt to throw the world into chaos and bring in their dream of The New World Order.

They can’t stop what’s coming – https://www.facebook.com/sean.h.lindsay/videos/10220333495740251/


JULY 3

Today’s Scripture

            “…None of these things move me…”  (Acts 20:24, NKJV)

Don’t Be Moved

            The apostle Paul went through all kinds of unfair situations. He was falsely accused of crimes, beaten with rods, lied about, put in prison, and shipwrecked. In Acts 20, he gives us the secret of living a victorious life: “None of these things move me.” He was saying, “Yes, there were setbacks and disappointments, but I didn’t lose my joy. God is still on the throne. Even being put in prison gave me the opportunity to write about half of the books of the New Testament.”

            There’s always something trying to move us, to pull us out of peace, to pull us out of rest. Are you allowing these things to move you? You can’t pray them away. These are tests we all have to pass. Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled.” He said troubles will be there, but you don’t have to be moved by them. Stay in peace. Quit letting these things ruin your day.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that I don’t have to be moved by the tests and troubles I face because I know that You are still on the throne. My faith and trust are in You and Your mighty power at work in my life. I declare that You will work Your good plan for my future. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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COVID 911:  The DEEP STATE Insurgency

Watch this video to gain an insight about why the world is in chaos right now.  This is the perfect tool to clear up any doubt to those who still don’t “trust the plan”

POTUS has been ten steps ahead of all the DEEP STATE actors and their attempt to throw the world into chaos and bring in their dream of The New World Order.

They can’t stop what’s coming – https://www.facebook.com/sean.h.lindsay/videos/10220333495740251/

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JULY 1

Today’s Scripture

            “…I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world…”  (John 17:14, NIV)

Be a Barrier Breaker

            The Scripture speaks of how we are in the world, but we are not of the world. You may be in a limited environment, but you don’t have to be of it. Don’t let that environment get in you. If you see struggle, lack, and poverty long enough, your mind can become conditioned to thinking, This is who I am. I’ll never have enough. No, that’s where you are, that’s not who you are. That may be what’s been normal. The good news is, you’re a barrier breaker.

            Some people try to put you in a box. They’ll tell you such things as, “You’ll never afford a nice house, never get well, never meet the right person.” Because their thinking is limited, they’ll try to put their limitations on you. You have to put your foot down and say, “I refuse to be mediocre because people around me are mediocre. I am a barrier breaker. I’m going to set a new standard.”

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You didn’t create me to be average or to live a mediocre life. Thank You that You’ve given me the power, the favor, and the talent to break out and go further than the limitations around me. I believe that I am a barrier breaker, and I will set a new standard. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JUNE 30

Today’s Scripture

            “…You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey…”  (Leviticus 20:24, NIV)

More than Enough

            The Israelites had been in slavery for hundreds of years. That was the land of barely enough. They were just surviving, barely making it through. One day God brought them out of slavery and took them into the desert, the land of just enough. Their needs were supplied, but nothing extra. God eventually took them into the Promised Land, the land of more than enough. The food and supplies were plenteous. It’s called “the land flowing with milk and honey.” Flowing means it didn’t stop. Its abundance never ran out. That’s where God is taking you.

            You may be in the land of barely enough or just enough right now. Don’t worry. God hasn’t forgotten about you. He is saying, “Those are seasons. Don’t put your stakes down. You’re passing through.” God has a Promised Land for you. He has a place of abundance, of more than enough, where it’s flowing with provision, not just one time, but you’ll continue to have plenty.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You are El Shaddai, the God of abundance. Thank You for the place I’m in now, but I’m not putting my stakes down. I believe that You are going to bring me into a life of overflow and the land of more than enough. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JUNE 29

Today’s Scripture

            “…The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age…”  (Ruth 4:14–15, NIV)

Stay Close to the Right People

Naomi lost her husband in death, and then both her sons died as well. She was so discouraged that she didn’t think she could go on. She had been full of joy and sweetness, but now she was bitter. She even changed her name from Naomi, which means “my joy,” to Mara, which means “bitter.” She was saying, “Call me bitter.” But her friends refused and kept calling her Naomi. She was trying to stay in defeat, but they said, “No, you’re coming into victory,” and eventually she did.

            If you have been through disappointments and loss, you need people around you who will remind you about who you are—not people who will get bitter with you and agree with the defeat. Stay close to people who will call you blessed and victorious. You want people in your life who will remind you that your best days are yet to come, that what was meant for your harm, God will use to your advantage.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You are able to take the most unfair situations in my life and turn them into positives. And thank You for the people in my life who call me victorious and blessed. Help me to stay close to those who remind me of who I am. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JUNE 26

Today’s Scripture

            “…But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come…”  (Psalm 102:12–13, NIV)

Your Set Time

            In the first eleven verses of Psalm 102, the psalmist goes into great detail listing all his troubles, telling how miserable he is. Just when you think he’s ready to give up, he wrote today’s Scripture. In the midst of his sad song, he recognized that God was still on the throne, and he knew there was a set time for favor in his future. God was saying to His people, “Don’t worry, things are about to change. You’ve come into your set time of favor. I will arise and have compassion.” In your set time of favor, God will step in against your enemies and scatter them. When He arises, sickness will be defeated, addictions will be broken, and lack, poverty, and struggle will come to an end. He’s going before you clearing the path where you couldn’t go before, pushing back the forces of darkness. The enemies you’ve seen in the past you will see no more. It’s your set time for freedom, for wholeness.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You that You are enthroned forever, and You have set this time of favor for me. Thank You that You are giving me power to do what I couldn’t do. I believe You are fighting my battles, preparing the way for me to step up to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JUNE 25

God Forgives Those Who Come To Him

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Does it matter which God we believe in as long as we believe in someone greater than ourselves? — G.W.

            A: A remarkable fact for all seekers of God is that belief in some kind of God is practically universal. Whatever period of history we study, whatever culture we examine, if we look back in time, we see all peoples, primitive or modern, acknowledging some kind of deity.

            Archaeology has unearthed the ruins of many ancient civilizations, but none has ever been found that did not yield some evidence of a god who was worshiped. Man has worshiped the sun and carved idols. Man has worshipped a set of rules, animals, and people. Some seem to worship themselves. Man has made gods out of his imagination, although basically through a fog of confusion he believes that God does exist.

            Some people give up the pursuit of God in frustration, calling themselves “atheists” or “agnostics,” professing to be irreligious. Instead they find it necessary to fill the vacuum left within them with some other kind of deity. Therefore, man makes his own “god” — money, work, success, fame, sex, or alcohol, even food.

            Today many use their nation as an object of worship, espousing the gospel of nationalism mistakenly displacing the true and living God with the religion of nationalism. Others make a god of their cause. Although many radical groups deny faith in God, thousands willingly lay down their lives and suffer privation and poverty because of their belief in “the cause” or “the revolution.”

            Failing to find the true God leads to no ultimate answers. Just as Adam was made for fellowship with God, so are all men. Jesus meant that man, unlike a stone or an animal, has the capacity to love God (Mark 12:30). No matter what a person has done, God will forgive those who come to Him in humble repentance.

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Please take a look at our new “Virtual Happenings” page.

Click here…https://chattanoogaentertainers.com/virtual-happenings
This is for secular and Christian events and we invite you to submit your virtual concerts and events to us for publication and promotion. Just send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com


JUNE 24

Today’s Scripture

            “…For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow…”  (James 1:3, NLT)

When God is Silent

            Sometimes when we’re being tested by discouragement, it seems God is silent. We pray and don’t hear anything. We read the Scripture and still come away feeling as though God is a million miles away. It’s easy to think something must be wrong. But remember, this is a test. You have to pass the test of being faithful where you are. Keep stretching, praying, and believing. The next step is coming—an increase step, a favor step, a healing step, a breakthrough step.

            When God is silent, don’t assume He’s left you or is mad at you. He is right there with you during the test. His silence is a sign that He has great confidence in you and He has prepared you, and now He is watching to see if you have learned. He knows you will come through the test victoriously or He would not have permitted you to be tested. Keep being your best with what you have.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You for the good plan You have for my life. Even when I don’t understand things, I choose to put my hope and trust in You. Help me to live in Your joy and pass the discouragement test when You seem to be silent. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in self-forgetting that we find;
And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

 


 AUGUST 10

Unconditional Love

Few people in this world love with real unconditional love. Many profess love for each other, until something happens where they disagree, and all of a sudden, the friendship ends. Sadly, family is no exception. Sibling rivalry is real, and when God’s love is taken out of the equation, it’s downright destructive! Something as simple as a misunderstood comment can lead to years of separation. Even a best friend that you counted on to always have your back turns out to be not that loyal after all! It all boils down to this: if you truly want to love others, you need Jesus in your heart! God wants His children to love each other as He loves—with real, genuine, unconditional love that’s not dependent upon whether the other person shares your point of view or does everything you want them to! Human love is selfish—and the only way to love as Jesus loves is to ask Him to fill you to overflowing with His rich, beautiful, and unconditional love! Texts: 1 Corinthians 13:4 -7, 1 Peter 4:8, Luke 6:27, Romans 5:8

Brenda Walsh Ministries


 

Dallas Pastor Details America’s Pending ‘Implosion’

https://chattanoogaareachurches.com/dallas-pastor-details-americas-pending-implosion

Robert Jeffress speaks at Abba’s House in Hixson on Sunday about “America’s Coming Implosion.” Staff Photo/Wyatt Massey


 

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Here Are 8 Freedoms to Thank God for This Independence Day

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WHO IS YOUR GOD?

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58)

            Various prominent religions of the world were founded by men.  Did any of these men claim to be God?  For example, Hinduism is one of the oldest religions and has millions of followers.  Hinduism has no single god and no leader who claimed to be God.  Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who founded a religion bearing his name, but he never claimed to be God.  Gautama was called Buddha and established the religion of Buddhism.  But he did not believe that God existed, so he never claimed to be God.  Mohammed referred to God as Allah and founded a religion that today has millions of followers, but neither did he claim to be God.

            One founder of a great religion did reveal Himself as God, and He is Jesus Christ.  Three times in John 8, Jesus referred to Himself as “I am.”  The first two times are in verses 24 and 28.  “If you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sins…When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am He.” (The word he is not in the original Greek text.)  Jesus’ third claim is in today’s key verse.  In all these statements Jesus identified Himself as God, the I AM of Exodus 3:14.

            Jesus’ claim to be God was one of the main reasons that His enemies crucified Him.  Was His claim true?  Acts 17:31 says that God “hath given assurance (about Jesus) unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.”  So among the many founders of religions, Jesus Christ is the only one worthy to be followed.  Only Jesus died as the Savior of the world, rose again, and is still living today.  Do you know Him as your God?

By Denver Yoder

Read:  John 8:23-29, 38-59

No man cometh unto the Father (God), but by me.” (John 14:6)

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