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JANUARY 27

Today’s Scripture

            “Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe…”  (Mark 5:36, NIV)

Wake Up

            A synagogue leader named Jairus came to Jesus and pleaded, “Will You please come to my house and heal my little daughter who’s dying?” Jesus said He would, but then was delayed to the point that news came that the girl had died. Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” When Jesus arrived at the house, everyone was upset and crying. He said to them, “The child is not dead but asleep.” He went in and said to the girl, “Wake up,” and instantly she stood up and was perfectly well.

            You may have dreams you’ve given up on, promises you think there’s no way they can happen now. The good news is they’re not dead, they’re just asleep. God is about to wake up what you thought was dead. He’s going to bring to life dreams you’ve given up on. Now do your part and start believing, get your hopes up. Your dreams are waking up right now.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that no matter what happens in my life, You have the final say. Thank You that I can get my hopes up and choose to not dwell on negative reports. I believe that You are waking up the promises and breathing life into my dreams. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Trust God’s Goodness

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” – Revelation 21:4, NIV

One day God will call us forth from the dead, and we will rise again! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! All of our suffering will be over, and God Himself “‘will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ He who was seated on the throne said . . . , ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true’” (Rev. 21:4-5, NIV).

When you don’t understand why, just trust Him!

Trust His heart! Trust His purpose!

Trust His goodness!

Trust His plan to be bigger than yours!

Trust Him because . . . God is enough.

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz – 1-25-20

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF ROCKWOOD (Rockwood TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


JANUARY 25

Christians Minister Primarily To Souls

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: My daughter claims that she is called to the mission field and is raising money to go, but she is under the impression that Christian work is humanitarian aid. Is the church called to humanitarian work? — C.M.

            A: Today Christian service is often mistaken for humanitarian work. It’s important to remember that Christ called His followers to proclaim His message. Ministering to people’s souls is far greater than providing only physical needs. However, we earn the opportunity to share Christ when a helpful hand has been extended to someone in need. Then you can say with Paul, “I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience.”

            Then there are some who are certain of God’s call to service in a foreign land. When this is true, people need to take the necessary steps to prepare themselves. But often people are sure that this is what God wants them to do, yet they are not willing to sacrifice or prepare. They have the spirit of adventure, not service.

            A youth group traveled to the Middle East to help in a small mission hospital. When they arrived in the hot desert, they were disgruntled with the accommodations and the sandstorms that swept through the mission station. When they were asked to prepare medicine packs for patients the next day, they quickly left for the city to find air conditioning and a good time. The nurse at the hospital later told the mission agency that had sent them, “Please don’t send any more help!”

            Scripture tells us to “serve the Lord without distraction” (1 Corinthians 7:35). Serving others in the name of Jesus Christ is serious business, and to say with Paul, “I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:10, NLT).

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), 2750 Executive Park Dr NW, His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


JANUARY 24

Today’s Scripture

            “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path…”  (Psalm 119:105, NIV)

Step-by-Step

            God has a detailed plan for your life. He knows your final destination and the best way to get you there, but God doesn’t show you the details. The Scripture says His Word is a lamp for your feet. A lamp implies you have enough light to see the life path in front of you, but not for the next fifty years. If you trust Him and take that next step into the unknown, not knowing the outcome, He’ll lead you step-by-step into your destiny.

            The question is, will you be bold and take the next step that God gives you with the light you have? The unknown is where miracles happen, where you discover abilities you never knew you had, and where you’ll accomplish more than you ever dreamed. If you have the courage to do what you know He’s asking you to do, He has the provision, the favor, and all that you need to go to the next level.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that what lies ahead and is unknown to me is well known to You. I choose to rely on Your strength and Your Word that guides me step-by-step. I trust that You will go before me and take me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

BETHEL GARDENS (Powder Springs GA), His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


JANUARY 23

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha…”  (2 Kings 6:17, NIV)

Surrounded by the Most High

            Elisha’s assistant thought they were surrounded by the enemy army until the Lord opened his eyes. Suddenly, he looked out and saw the hills full of powerful, warring angels with their horses and chariots of fire. The enemy was surrounded by our God.

            Like this man, you may be surrounded by trouble, but what you can’t see with your natural eyes is that the Most High God is surrounding what’s surrounding you. If God pulled back the curtain, you would see powerful angels at work on your behalf, protecting you, pushing back the forces of darkness. You would see God moving the wrong people out of the way, lining up things in your favor, arranging healings and deliverance. If you only focus on what you see with your physical eyes—the sickness, the addiction, the obstacle—you’ll be worried and discouraged. Through eyes of faith, you need to see that every obstacle that’s holding you back is surrounded by the Most High.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that no matter what trouble I face, I can stay in peace knowing that You are surrounding me, and You can turn every situation around and put an end to it. I declare that You are greater than any force that comes against me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), 2750 Executive Park Dr NW, His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


JANUARY 22

Today’s Scripture

            “The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!…”  (Matthew 13:23, NLT)

Check Your Soil

            Jesus told a parable about a man who sowed seed on good ground, and it flourished, producing great crops. But some of the seed fell on rocky ground, and lacking soil and deep roots, its plants withered. Other seed fell among the thorns, and its plants were choked from growing. All the seed was the same quality; what made the difference was the soil.

            You are a seed. You are full of gifts, talents, and potential. But if you plant yourself in unhealthy soil, if you hang around friends who compromise and pull you down, if you’re in an environment with limited mindsets where people tell you how you’ll never accomplish your dreams, you won’t see the growth you should. It’s not because there’s something wrong with your seed. It’s that the thorns and rocks are choking the life out of your seed—your dreams, your vision, and your character. Do your part and keep your seed in good soil.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the gifts and potential You put in me. Help me protect what You’ve entrusted to me by being selective about my environment. I believe that as I stay in the good soil, I am going to see increase and new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

DOMINION (Crossville TN), 887 Woodlawn Rd, His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm CST

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (Crossville TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 10:30am CST


JANUARY 21

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk…”  (Acts 3:6, NKJV)

Exceeded Expectations

            The crippled beggar was expecting the ordinary from Peter, a few coins, but God showed up and exceeded his expectations. The man didn’t see it coming, but that one moment of favor, that one exceeded expectation changed his whole world. I can hear him saying, “I never dreamed I’d be able to walk or work or be this fulfilled!”

            God has some of these “I never dreamed” blessings in store for you. Similar to the crippled man, sometimes we’ve struggled in an area for so long that we’ve gotten comfortable with it. We’re expecting a few coins, something to sustain us, but God is about to do a new thing. You’re believing for the ordinary; God is going to the extraordinary. He’s going to take you where you’ve never been. No more coins, no more dysfunction, no more being stuck in your career. You’re about to come into exceeded expectations. So why don’t you put your faith out there?

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for loving me and having such an amazing plan for my life. Help me to expect the “I never dreamed” blessings You have for me. I believe and declare that You are doing exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JANUARY 20

Today’s Scripture

            “…Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light…”  (James 1:17, MSG)

Be on the Lookout

            Just like the sun radiates heat, God radiates goodness. It’s not just what He does; it’s who He is. God’s very nature is good. It’s important that we recognize that every good gift comes to us from our Father in heaven, both large and small.

            You need to be on the lookout for God’s goodness. Too many times, God is working in our lives, showing us favor, protecting us, sending us healing, but we don’t recognize His goodness. When something good happens, make sure you give Him the credit and thank Him for it. The question is, are you recognizing it? Look around today. Be more aware. Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the LORD is good.” If you’re going to taste God’s goodness, you have to realize that every good break, every time you were protected, every door that opened, and every advantage you’ve gotten has been God working in your life. Don’t take it for granted.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are constantly working, constantly showing me Your goodness with every good gift that comes into my life. I want to live today with an attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. I will not take Your goodness for granted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Drinking Poison

Someone once said that holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die – and oh, how true that is! Keeping all that bitterness and anger bottled up inside you won’t hurt your enemy at all – but it will destroy ‘you’ by robbing yourself of every ounce of happiness on this earth and in the earth to come – because you won’t be there! The Bible says in Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Nothing is worth missing out on heaven, absolutely nothing – and certainly not something as miserable and oppressive as anger that just sucks the joy right out of your life!  The only way to rid your soul of hatred and rage – is to forgive! You might say, “Well, it’s just not that easy,” and the truth is many times the hurt is so deep that it’s just not humanly possible to forgive. But that’s when you get on your knees and ask God to put “His love and forgiveness” in your heart for the person who caused you so much pain. You may not be able to love with “your love,” but you can love with “God’s love.” So before drinking the poison – reach out to Jesus and allow Him to remove all anger, bitterness, and revenge from your heart – and choose God’s gift of joy! Text: Ephesians 4:31-32, Colossians 3:13, Luke 17:3-4, 1 John 1:9

Brenda Walsh Ministries – 1-17-20


JANUARY 17

Today’s Scripture

            “So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God’s approval as your breastplate…”  (Ephesians 6:14, GW)

Live Approved

            Every morning when you get up, you need to put on God’s approval as your breastplate and say, “Father, thank You that You are pleased with me.” You have to put it on. It’s not going to happen automatically. Thoughts will try to convince you that you don’t deserve God’s blessing, and you’ll start feeling condemned, unworthy, and not expect anything good. You have to put on God’s approval to protect your heart.

            Something powerful happens when you say, “I like who I am. I have some faults and failures, but I’m changing and growing. Since God approves me, I approve myself.” When you put on the breastplate of God’s approval, chains of guilt, chains of inferiority, chains of low self-esteem are broken in the unseen realm, and God’s favor is released. God is going to keep making and molding you, and you’re going to break free from things that are holding you back and become everything He’s created you to be.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can put on the breastplate of Your approval to cover my heart because You have made me righteous through Christ Jesus. Thank You that I can feel good about who I am. I believe that You are pleased with me today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Our God-Given Counselor

            “It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”  John 16:7, NIV

            Following supper the night before He was to be crucified, Jesus unburdened His heart to His disciples. He knew He was going not only to the cross but, after the resurrection, back to His Father in heaven. His disciples would be like orphans. Had He taught them all they needed to know?

            The disciples must have begun to sense His heavy burden. Without Jesus, how could they ever meet their own needs, much less the needs of the multitude? They had given Him their very lives for three years. How could they possibly manage without Him?

            Jesus knew their fears. So He began to tell them how they would go on in His absence. He told them they could live, not just somehow, but triumphantly, because “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you . . . I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever” (John 14:18, 16, NIV, emphasis added). Jesus would remain with them, not physically, but in the invisible person of the Holy Spirit.

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz – 1-16-20

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SOUTHERN HERITAGE ASSISTED LIVING – East Ridge, His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm

WOODLAND HEALTH CARE & REHAB, 8249 Standifer Gap Rd. His Call Gospel Singers, 4pm

 


JANUARY 16

Today’s Scripture

“When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in…” (Psalm 112:4, TLB)

Light Comes Bursting In

We know that God is always with us, but the psalmist says that in times of difficulty, God is very present. You’ll never see the fullness of who God is if you’re in the light all the time. It’s in the storms, in the difficulties that God is most present. When you don’t see a way out and it’s dark, you’re in prime position for God’s light to come bursting in. It’s going to happen suddenly—a burst of favor, of healing, of strength. You didn’t see it coming. One moment you were struggling with debt, and suddenly—one contract, one promotion, one good break—you have more than enough. What happened? The light came bursting in. The God who is a very present help in trouble said, “Your night season was only temporary. It’s time for your breakthrough. Now it’s time to propel you forward.” God is about to do that for you.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that in times of trouble when I don’t see the way out and it’s dark, that You come bursting in with light and direction. I believe that You, the Creator of the universe, have highly favored me and are about to propel me forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel & Victoria Osteen
 

20 Prophetic Words for 2020

Get an inside look into what God wants to accomplish in the world and in your life for this year! If you want to know what God has in store for 2020, then you need to go watch this video now! 1 hr, 20 mi.
 

JANUARY 15

Today’s Scripture

            “…Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me…”  (2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT)

The Real You

            We live in a society that stresses image. It’s easy to go through life trying to impress people, to show them that we’re strong, that we have it all together. It’s good to carry ourselves with confidence, but sometimes we have such a need to keep up our image that we put on a mask and start pretending. We can’t let someone see that we have weaknesses, that we’re struggling in areas, and we don’t have all the answers. But the Scripture says that if we go around wearing masks, God’s power is not going to show up. God won’t bless the ideal you, the pretend you, the future you; He’s looking for the real you.

            Remember that there’s power in vulnerability. When you empty yourself out, God can fill you. But if you’re full of yourself—acting, pretending, keeping up your image—there’s no room for God. If you’ll humble yourself and get real, God will help you to grow.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I don’t have to hide my weaknesses or mask my shortcomings. Thank You that Your power goes to work in me when I get real and honest. I humbly admit that I don’t have it all together, but I’m glad You’re still working on me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Practicing Self Control

     Whenever you have behaved poorly, are you truly remorseful, or do you easily excuse your actions with the thought, “that’s just the way I am?” Making excuses for your bad behavior does not make it right in God’s eyes. The truth is; you DO have the power to change! Through the strength of Jesus Christ – everyone has the ability to live a godly life, exercising discipline and self control. The choice is yours! You can be victorious over selfish desires by claiming Philippians 4:13, “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When you practice self-control, you reflect God’s own character. God doesn’t just make rash decisions – nor does He make mistakes! His plan is perfect, and so is His timing. He never gets in a hurry – but He always gets there on time! Give your character flaws to God and ask Him to create within you a clean heart and a right spirit! It doesn’t matter if you are struggling with appetite, gossiping, lying, cheating, anger issues, or any other character imperfection – whatever it is, God can handle it and He will wipe your slate clean, giving you a fresh start! It will be as if you had never sinned! And thankfully, God doesn’t rub your face in your transgression, nor does He say “I told you so.” He just opens wide His arms of love! Pray and ask Jesus to give you more self control and with His Holy Spirit power you will begin to change – one thought, one word, one action at a time!

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Bible Texts

1 Peter 4:7 NKJV – But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Proverbs 16:32 NKJV – He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

 


JANUARY 14

Today’s Scripture

            “…Not a scratch was found on him, for he had trusted in his God.”  (Daniel 6:23, NLT)

He’s Got This

            In Daniel 6 is the story of how the enemies of Daniel conspired to get him arrested and thrown into the lions’ den for refusing to stop worshiping God. Daniel’s attitude was, “God has me in the palms of His hands. He controls the lions.” He stayed in peace. Everyone else expected the hungry lions to tear Daniel apart, but God supernaturally closed the mouths of the lions. He made Daniel unappetizing!

            God never promised that we wouldn’t have difficulties, but He did promise that He would give us strength for every challenge and take what was meant for harm and use it for our advantage. You may have a good reason to worry about something, but there’s a simple phrase you have to get down in your spirit: God’s got this. He already has a solution. Live out of a place of peace and trust. It’s just a matter of time before you see things turn around in your favor.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your promise that You can take the things that are meant to harm me and use them for my good. I receive this word and choose to remain at rest, knowing You’ve got this. I declare that there is no God like You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

 


JANUARY 13

Today’s Scripture

            “…Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”  (John 11:40, NIV)

Something Better

            In John 11, Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother, Lazarus, was very sick. They thought He would come right away and heal Lazarus. But days passed, and Lazarus died. When Jesus showed up, Mary and Martha were so upset. They said, “Jesus, if You had been here, our brother would still be alive.” Against all apparent odds, Jesus went to the tomb and raised Lazarus from the dead.

            Sometimes God will wait on purpose till the odds look way against you. You’re ready to bury that dream or promise. You don’t see any way it could work out. But God’s ways are not our ways. Mary and Martha prayed for a healing, but God had a resurrection in mind. Maybe God’s not going to answer your prayers the way you thought. Maybe He has something better than you ever dreamed. Trust Him. Odds don’t determine what He can and cannot do.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are the keeper of my dreams. I trust that You are totally for me when all the odds are stacked against me. I believe that You are working behind the scenes and bringing a resurrection to what I thought was dead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

FIRST CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNEX (Chattanooga), 433 Oak Street., “Positive Christian Singles”, “An Evening with Craig & Debby Tyndall“, 6:45pm, 423.756.2021.  Dinner at 6pm

LIFE CARE CENTER OF HIXSON (Hixson TN), 5798 Hixson Home Place, His Call Gospel Singers, 10:30am


JANUARY 11

God’s Love Began In Eternity Past

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: When did God start loving people, was it at the time of creation or when He sent Jesus to earth? — I.S.

            A: God’s love did not begin at creation, at the manger, or at the cross; God’s love began in eternity past. Before the world was established, before the time clock of civilization began to move, God’s love prevailed.

            God sends things into our lives to block the route to destruction, with holy desire to drive us back to His love. The love of God that reaches man can be entirely rejected. We can also choose to accept it by faith and receive His forgiveness and love. No one can do this for us, it is a decision for every individual soul.

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

BROOKDALE ROME (Rome GA), 180 Woodrow Wilson Way, His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


JANUARY 10

Today’s Scripture

            “…He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV)

What’s in Your Picture Frame?

            The greatest key to living a life filled with God’s blessings and favor is to keep God first place in your life. When you make it your highest priority to please Him, you can expect to live a blessed, fulfilled life. Notice who God rewards. Not people who half-heartedly seek Him or who only seek Him when they have a problem. God rewards people who diligently seek Him. Psalm 34:10 adds, “Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” When you seek God daily with your whole heart, you won’t be able to outrun the good things of God.

            God has a reward that’s just waiting to be released to you, but you have to meet the demands of the reward. God makes it so easy: “If you will just seek Me—if you will get up in the morning and thank Me, read My Word, and make an effort to please Me—I will give you the reward.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can come to You by faith, knowing that as I seek You, You will reward me. Thank You for the blessings and favor that are mine as I keep You first place in my life. I believe that I will lack no good thing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

ASPEN VILLAGE AT LOST MOUNTAIN (Dallas GA), 135 Hillside Trace, His Call Gospel Singers, 2:30pm


JANUARY 9

Today’s Scripture

            “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom…”  (Luke 12:32, NKJV)

What’s in Your Picture Frame?

            Many of us were raised by loving fathers who did their best, but no father was ever perfect. Others were raised by abusive, violent, neglectful, critical fathers, or fathers who abandoned them. Most fathers never planned on passing down dysfunction and insecurity to their children, but all of us have been wounded in some way by our father’s mistakes, wrongs, and failures.

            Where you come from is not who you are. You are a child of the Most High God, and it is His good pleasure to give you the kingdom. If you’ll turn to the Good Father and get your approval, your validation, your love from Him, then despite what your earthly father did or didn’t do, He will make it up to you and pay you back for the injustices. The Good Father takes pleasure in not only helping you overcome, but He’ll show you favor that thrusts you years ahead. Start going to the Good Father.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that it is Your good pleasure to give me the kingdom. I declare that as Your child I am coming to You for my love and approval, and I’m asking You to pour out Your favor and healing upon me. Thank You that I can receive it now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JANUARY 8

Today’s Scripture

            “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago…”  (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)

Fully Loaded

            When God created you, He put in you everything you need to fulfill your destiny. God is precise. He’s intentional down to the smallest detail, and when He laid out the plan for your life, He studied it carefully. He thought about what you would need, and what it would take to get you there, then He matched you with your world. He gave you the talent you need, the creativity, the strength. You’re the right size, and you have the right looks, the right personality, and the right family.

            Now don’t go around feeling shortchanged, as though somehow you’re lacking, you didn’t get enough, or you can’t do what others can do. You are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that’s been designed for you. Be who God created you to be. You have something to offer the world that nobody else has. Let your gifts shine. You are an original masterpiece.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You created me as a masterpiece down to the smallest detail of what I would need to fulfill Your plan for my life. Thank You that I am fully loaded for the race that’s been designed for me. I declare that I am Your original creation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


JANUARY 7

Today’s Scripture

            “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”  (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV)

What’s in Your Picture Frame?

            Every one of us has a picture in our mind of our self, our family, our future. The question is, what does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, and living an abundant life? Or, do you have a picture of yourself struggling, defeated, addicted, overweight, and never getting good breaks? The pictures you allow in your mind will determine what kind of life you live.

            Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” If your vision is limited, your life will be limited. Dare to get a fresh, new vision of victory for your life and trust God to bring it to pass. You don’t have to figure out how it’s going to happen. All you have to do is believe. One touch of God’s favor can bring any dream to pass. But you have to see it on the inside before it will ever come to pass on the outside.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can begin to see myself the way You see me as blessed, prosperous, healthy, strong, talented, and successful. Help me to get the negative images out and the fresh, new vision in. I believe that my vision will become a reality. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Believing Is Not Enough

            Most Christians accept the Bible as truth but ignore it in their daily living. They simply don’t realize that it’s how we live that’s important . . . not just what we believe. For instance, there are many who believe in God and in the Bible, but even though they believe and know what’s right, they choose not to obey. Their daily actions don’t reflect the life of a person who knows God’s truth and is fully surrendered to Him! It is not enough to believe in God’s truth—we must live it every day! Just knowing right from wrong won’t save us! We must choose to obey God. When Jesus is the focal point of our every thought and action, God’s will becomes our will. The Bible says in Matthew 28:20 (KJV), “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” The fact that God is with us always makes it possible to live how we believe!”

Brenda Walsh Ministries – 12-29-19

Texts: Jeremiah 24:6?-7, 1 John 2:6, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:23


JANUARY 6

Today’s Scripture

            “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here…”  (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV)

Who’s Your Father?

            A while ago there was an advertisement for DNA testing that asked the question, “Who’s the father?” They can take your DNA, and out of the billions of people on earth, the chances of your DNA matching someone who’s not your family are so small that it’s inconceivable. In a similar way, when you gave your life to Christ, the Scripture talks about how you became a new creation. You were born into a new family. Imagine that somehow they could take a sample DNA from your heavenly Father, then a sample DNA from you, and run all the tests. The good news is that it would come back a perfect match. Proven beyond all doubt, you are God’s child. You have His spiritual DNA. Don’t you dare go around thinking that you’re average. Your Father created worlds. You come from a royal bloodline. There’s nothing too much for you. You can accomplish your dreams.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for being my Father and breathing Your life into me. Help me to quit believing the lies that say I’ve reached my limits. I believe and declare that I am a child of the Most High God, and I’m stepping up to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Leaving A Legacy

If you found out that you only had one year to live – how would you spend your time? Would you sell everything you own to go on that dream vacation, or perhaps buy that sports car you always wanted? Most people are more concerned about leaving loved ones behind and wanting their life to mean something. When Jesus was here on earth – He knew that He didn’t have long to live and that He was going to die. He made every moment count preparing for the day He would leave this earth, and right up to His last breath – He left a legacy of love for each one of us. He treated everyone with kindness, respect and genuine concern. No matter how badly people treated Him – His response was always loving, meek and gentle. Jesus lived a sinless life here on earth and the way He loved His fellowmen will be remembered and passed on from generation to generation! Have you thought about how would you like to be remembered? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Start with asking God to create within you a clean heart and a right spirit, then put into practice the way Jesus treated others. Ask yourself in every difficult situation: “What would Jesus do? Would He have a frown on His face when talking with someone who is annoying? Would the tone of His voice be stern? Would He roll His eyes or act disinterested when someone uneducated is speaking? Reevaluate your life and ask God to open your eyes – so you can see what He sees. Determine today to be more like Jesus – and start leaving a legacy of love.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Text: Proverbs 16:7, Isaiah 57:2, Jeremiah 17:10, Psalm 41:12


JANUARY 4

Remember Heaven To Remain Joyful

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: When my younger sister was in the process of dying and, in spite of her pain, her face was bright and hopeful as she talked about Jesus, trying to persuade the Hospice staff to accept Him as Lord. While I share my sister’s faith, I don’t think I could have the kind of peace she lived joyously in her last days. What is the secret? — S.D.

            A: Those who keep Heaven in view experience joy, even in the midst of trouble. Happiness can be fleeting, but joy runs deep; it is one of the fruits of the Spirit. The ability to rejoice in any situation is a sign of spiritual maturity, realizing that absent from the body, present with the Lord.

            But there is a sadness left behind for those still earthbound. How can we ever begin to know the rejoicing that takes place when a loved one is called into God’s eternal presence? Someday, all who believe in Christ and follow Him will rejoice together when the Lord brings all of us home in immortal bodies. The morning stars will sing together and the angels will shout for glory.

            The Bible says, “In Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

            Think of having complete fulfillment, knowing that our homecoming brings unspeakable joy to our wonderful Lord! Only when we stand in the joyful presence of Jesus Christ will this be realized. So why do we prefer lingering here? Because we are not only earthbound in body; we are earthbound in our thinking. Our imagination is limited to the things of this earth. But when we leave this place, we will never dwell on it again. Our eyes and hearts will be fixed on Christ.

            “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope” (Psalm 16:9).

 


JANUARY 2

Today’s Scripture

            “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland…”  (Isaiah 43:18–19, NIV)

New Beginnings

            We’ve all had negative things happen to us. People did us wrong, the company let us go, someone was rude to us. It’s easy to go through life carrying offenses, trapped in self-pity, blaming ourselves and others. Because we’re always looking back, reliving the negative, we end up carrying around emotional baggage that weighs us down. One of the best things you can learn to do is drop it. Whether it happened twenty years ago or twenty minutes ago, don’t carry negative baggage from yesterday into today. Now do your part and let it go.

            Past hurts occurred once. Don’t let them continue to hurt you by always thinking about them. As long as you’re dwelling on the past, you’re going to miss “the new things” God wants to do. You need to be looking forward to new beginnings. But God will not release new opportunities as long as you’re reliving old hurts and old failures.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can be free from all the negative baggage that comes from carrying past offenses, guilt, and blame. Help me to treat the past as the past, that it’s over. I look forward to the new things You’re doing in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Post Holiday Blues

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there can be an emptiness that moves in and hangs heavy in your heart. Friends and family have left, all the decorations have been put away, and everyone goes back to their usual routine – and somehow it seems that it all went by way too fast. This is the perfect environment for loneliness to settle in – but fortunately there is a cure for the post-holiday blues! Praise time!  Whenever you’re tempted to focus on your own problems, praise Jesus instead. If you feel lonely, discouraged, or depressed – it’s the perfect time to praise Jesus and count your blessings! Develop a spirit of praise every day by increasing your prayer time and as you go throughout your day, taking advantage of thanking God for all the good things in your life – even simple things such as having water to drink, a warm bath, food, a roof over your head, friends and family, and even a good parking space! You’ll find that the more you praise God, the more things you’ll find to praise Him for because the list is endless! And here’s the best part – you just can’t be depressed when your lips are singing praises to your heavenly Father! The Bible says in 2 Samuel 22:50, “Therefore I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises to your name.” And in Psalm 34:1, David makes this promise to God: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Keep on praising Jesus and, before you know it, the holiday blues are gone and replaced with new found praise that is bubbling over!

Brenda Walsh Ministries – 1-3-19

Text: Psalm 35:18,28, Daniel 2:23, Hebrews 13:15, Deuteronomy 10:21


JANUARY 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR

Today’s Scripture

            “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me…”  (Psalm 51:10, ESV)

Christ Makes Everything New

            With the new year comes fresh starts, resolutions and new beginnings. It is a time for making plans, setting goals and writing visions. But the greatest “new start” of all comes through Jesus Christ. Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” If you need a new beginning this year in any area of your life, allow Christ to make you a new creation, and the old will pass away! He will put a new and right spirit within you when you call on His name!

            This year, make your relationship with Him your number one priority. When you put God first place and make it your highest priority to please Him, you can expect to live a blessed, fulfilled life. Scripture states, “God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Notice who God rewards. Not people who half-heartedly seek Him, only seek Him when they have a problem, or come to church only on special occasions. God rewards people who diligently seek Him. Psalm 34:10 adds: “Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” When you seek God daily with your whole heart in this new year, you won’t be able to outrun the good things of God!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, as we enter into a new year, I choose to put You first. Wipe the slate clean as I develop a deeper personal relationship with You. Thank You for new beginnings as I walk every day with You.  In Jesus’ name! Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


DECEMBER 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE

Today’s Scripture

            “Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested…”  (1 Chronicles 4:10, NASB)

Enlarge Your Territory

            In 1 Chronicles 4, Jabez was a man that people said was supposed to have trouble and heartache and lived depressed and defeated, but he shook off the negative mentality. Despite how people labeled him, he had the boldness to ask big, that God would bless him and enlarge his territories. He was saying, “God, let me see abundance. Let me see more of Your favor.” And God blessed him indeed.

            Like Jabez, you may have plenty of reasons to settle where you are—what you didn’t get, what people said, how impossible it looks. The odds may be against you, but the good news is that God is for you. He wants your new year, your life and everything about you to be successful and wonderful. He knows how to make up for what you didn’t get. He can thrust you further than you ever imagined, but you have to pray bold prayers. Ask in spite of what the circumstances look like and what people are telling you. Ask in spite of what the enemy keeps whispering in your ears. If you’re going to beat the odds, stand out in the crowd and reach your best life, you have to learn this principle of asking big.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father in heaven, today I open my heart to You and ask You to bless me. I ask You to increase me in every area and teach me to be faithful to You always. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

THE HARBOR AT LEGACY VILLAGE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 6pm

PATRIOT HALL (Ringgold GA), 320 Emberson Drive, “New Year’s Eve Heavenly Jubilee” with His Call Gospel Singers,  8:30pm


DECEMBER 30

Today’s Scripture

            “…his favor lasts a lifetime…”  (Psalm 30:5, NIV)

You’ve Got It

            Success in this life isn’t necessarily about how popular, influential or educated someone is. Success is about living a life of excellence in obedience to God’s Word. When we step out to do what God has called us to do, Scripture says that His favor surrounds us like a shield. When we have His favor, we have everything. We have an advantage for success! God’s favor opens the right doors. His favor will bring good breaks. The favor of God will cause you to accomplish what you could not accomplish on your own. It gives you an edge.

            Now, if you’re going to see the gracious hand of God at work in your life, you can’t go through the day feeling intimidated, thinking that you’re average, comparing yourself to everyone else. No, you have to live like you have His favor, think like you have favor, talk like you have favor, walk like you have favor, dress like you have favor! Not arrogantly. Not in a way that portrays that you’re better than somebody else, but with a quiet confidence knowing that you have the gracious hand of God on your life! Live like you’ve got it because you do!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your grace, favor and mercy upon my life. I praise You today because You are good. I receive Your truth by faith and rise up to walk in my calling. I know that You are going before me to prepare the way as I walk in Your favor all the days of my life.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), 2750 Executive Park Dr NW, His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


DECEMBER 27

Today’s Scripture

“…I will walk within my house with a perfect heart…”  (Psalm 101:2, NKJV)

Perfect Toward Him

This time of year, people often take time to reflect and set goals for the new year. But have you ever set “perfection” as a goal on your list? Now, that may seem a little strange or unobtainable to many, but really, in God’s eyes perfection isn’t about performance. In fact, it isn’t about behavior at all. What God is looking for is a heart that is perfect toward Him. Scripture says that man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart. That means that He is more pleased with someone who has a heart toward Him who may mess up than He is with someone doing all the right things for all the wrong reasons. The condition of your heart is extremely important to God. When you have a right heart, you are humble before Him. You seek His ways. You get up each day with a desire to please Him. You submit every area of your life to Him, and you are willing to make adjustments and receive correction so you can grow and come up higher. As you prepare for the coming year, make knowing Him your number one priority. Yield yourself to Him and let Him shape your character. Serve Him with all your might and let your heart be perfect toward Him!

A Prayer for Today

“Father in heaven, thank You for all of Your blessings in my life. I declare today that You are good and thank You for Your mercy. I set my heart and mind on You and ask that You have Your way in me. Help me to love You perfectly and keep me close to You.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Trust and Obey

            “Faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”  James 2:17, NIV

            Jesus stands ready to help us, but His help is contingent on our absolute, total obedience to His Word, whether or not we agree with it or understand it.

            In some way, God requires more than our intellectual faith – He requires our total trust as demonstrated by our obedience to His Word in order to release the miracle. Jesus gave sight to a man born blind, but in order to receive it he had to trust and obey by going to the pool of Siloam to wash. (John 9:1-7) Jesus gave strength to a paralyzed man who had been lying on his pallet for thirty-eight years, but he had to trust and obey by getting up and picking up his mat before he could walk. (John 5:1-9) Jesus healed a man with a withered hand, but before it could be straightened, the man had to trust and obey by stretching it out. (Luke 6:6-10)

            What miracle are you waiting to receive? Could it be that God also is waiting – waiting for you to simply trust and obey?

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

ROME HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Rome GA), 1345 Redmond Cir., His Call Gospel Singers, 2:30pm


DECEMBER 26

In Everything Give Thanks

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

The four words above call us up short. How is it that we are to give thanks in everything? We willingly agree that we are to give thanks for everything. We thank God for food, clothing, warm houses, and all the other material gifts that He so bountifully bestows on us.

We gladly thank Him for Jesus and His redeeming work in our lives. We gratefully thank Him for children, family love, and Christian fellowship.  We thank Him for the wonders of His creation: the sun, the moon, and the starry heavens. It’s easy to thank God for hope, love, and mercy. Thus we enthusiastically thank Him for everything.

But to be thankful in everything is a different story. The word in denotes a state rather than a specific object or gift, about the hard things, the things that darken the soul and cut to the heart? What about the grief and sorrow, when the heart breaks and we seem to be adrift on a stormy sea with no shores? What about the times we cannot even pray, let alone give thanks?  What about the times when the heart whispers, “Thank God for what?”

As one who has experienced such things, I want to encourage you. In any unsettling, unrelenting, yea even unbearable circumstance, instead of asking to be saved from it or led out of it, simply trust Christ. Let go of the oars of self-effort, and commit yourself that from here on, no matter how desperate your straits, you will look for the good in the experience. Believe that whether God caused it or only permitted it, there is some benefit in it. The Lord is God, and that is good enough for me. Yes. Thanking Him in everything is His will!

James Baer – Salmon Arm, BC


DECEMBER 25

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 25 – “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

Today’s Scripture

            “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests…”  (Luke 2:13-14, NIV)

With The Angels

            On the night Jesus was born, there were some shepherds out in the field. An angel appeared to them to tell them about Christ’s birth. Then suddenly, a host of angels appeared who were praising God. Scripture tells us that there are angels in heaven singing God’s praises day and night. Think about this: When you praise God, you are joining with the angels in heaven! What an awesome thought that we can be one with the heavenly hosts when we worship. As you celebrate Christmas Eve, take time to rejoice with the angels. Turn your thoughts toward Him because He is good and worthy of all our praise!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, what an awesome privilege it is to come before Your throne of grace and worship You. Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus, so that I can live forever and join the heavenly hosts.  In Jesus’ name! Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

It’s no wonder that parties abound at Christmas when our homes are transformed with glittering decorations.  It is as if we have been transported to a land of enchantment.  We feel transformed…our spirits lifted with feelings of love and generosity toward all mankind.  This transformation does not have to end when Christmas is over!  In 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Paul promises…”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  All this is from God….”  Come to know God as you worship this Christmas, and throughout the year.  Let God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, transform your life.  Attend the church of your choice this week.

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CANDLES OF CHRISTMAS

Upon the mantle, beautiful candles glow as they burn through special occasions throughout the holidays… reminders of those times when family and friends gather to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Though the holidays will end, let us carry a candle for the Child in each of our hearts throughout the coming year.  May the warmth of His spirit mold each of us into the person we are meant to be and may we share God’s joy with everyone we meet.  Give thanks to God for His greatest gift, and worship Him each week.


DECEMBER 24

Today’s Scripture

            “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him gifts…”  (Matthew 2:11, NIV)

Choose The Right Gifts

            Can you imagine how the wise men felt as they first looked upon our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? As part of their worship, they gave Him gifts. They gave valuable presents to symbolize the love, honor and appreciation in their hearts. In the same way, you show your love and appreciation to God with gifts of worship, and you can show your love and appreciate to others by the gifts you bring. As you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this holiday season, don’t just focus on the gifts you bring in the natural; focus on gifts of love, kindness and encouragement. Go out of your way to show honor to others just as the wise men went out of their way to show honor to Jesus. When you walk in love and peace, that is the place of blessing.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, today I set my mind and heart on You. Help me to choose the right gifts this holiday season—gifts of love, kindness and peace. Have Your way in my heart and let Your goodness shine through me.  In Jesus’ name! Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


DECEMBER 23

Today’s Scripture

            “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart…”  (Psalm 37:4, AMPC)

Your Secret Petitions

            God knows the secret petitions of your heart. He knows every hidden dream He’s placed within you. He knows the things that you haven’t told anyone about. Maybe you thought they would never come to pass, or maybe you buried them because they didn’t happen on your timetable. Maybe, in the natural, you have every reason to give up on those dreams. Be encouraged today—God is still working behind the scenes! He still has a plan to bring those dreams to pass. Do what today’s verse says and delight yourself in Him. The word “delight” actually means “to make yourself soft and pliable.” It paints the picture of God as the Potter and you as the clay. Allow God to mold and shape your character today. Allow Him to direct your plans and ideas. Keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, and as you submit your ways to the Lord and follow His leading, He will fulfill those secret petitions of your heart!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, You said the path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter. You said no good thing will You withhold because I walk uprightly before You. You said because I delight myself in You, You will give me the secret petitions of my heart. Thank You for being in control of my life and for the good things You have in store for my future.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

AMERICAN LEGION POST (Dalton GA), 1118 North Glenwood Ave., “Harvest Outreach Free Christmas Dinner” with Gospel singing by Shelia Reed, His Call Gospel Singers, Clarence JR Garrett and others, 12 to 5pm.  Contact Shelia Reed at 706.280.0883 for more information or to make a donation.

HICKORY VALLEY RETIREMENT – Chattanooga TN. His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


DECEMBER 20

Today’s Scripture

            “God sets the solitary in families…”  (Psalm 68:6, NKJV)

He Places The Solitary In Families

            Most everyone goes through times in life when they feel lonely or wonder where they belong. God designed family to always be a place of love and acceptance. Maybe you didn’t come from an environment like that, or maybe you’ve been away from your family. Maybe they are no longer around. God still desires to meet that need for family. The Scripture says that He is the Father to the fatherless, and He places the solitary in families. God wants to give you a circle of people whom you can trust and who will embrace and accept you. If you need family today, ask God to meet that need and show you where you belong. Or maybe, you are the one who can open your home and heart to someone who is alone. The point is that God loves family. He designed family for a purpose. Jesus said in Matthew 12 that those who do God’s will are His family. When you are part of the family of God, you are never alone! He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. He promises to fill you with His peace and joy so that you can live as an overcomer all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father in heaven, thank You for showing me Your design for family. Thank You for accepting and embracing me always. Show me how I can reach out and be an example of family in someone else’s life.  In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Embracing God’s Purpose

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.”  John 17:4, NIV

Jill Briscoe, noted author and international speaker, was once asked what she saw as her life’s greatest mission. She answered that her life’s greatest mission is “to figure out what to do every day in my life – as ordained by God – and then to do it.” Jill knows there are many things to do in life that are not ordained of God, which is why we must be single-minded.

To be single-minded as I embrace God’s purpose for my life means that there are times I have to just say no . . .

            to an invitation to join my friends for coffee,

            to an offer for a lucrative job,

            to a long weekend . . .

To be single-minded as I embrace God’s purpose for my life means there are times I have to just say yes . . .

            to less sleep and more prayer,

            to less TV and more study,

            to less work and more worship.

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz

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WILL YOU PRAY WITH US?

Please join us as we pray for God to:

Protect Israel and her people amidst the ongoing threat of her surrounding enemies

Give discernment to Israeli leaders as they seek political unity amidst the prospect of war

Instill peace and protection to Israel and her people during this time of uncertainty

Move in the hearts and minds of world leaders, Israel’s enemies and the Jewish people, to help them come to the saving knowledge of their Messiah, Jesus


DECEMBER 19

Today’s Scripture

            “Daniel, servant of the living God! Was your God, whom you serve so faithfully, able to rescue you from the lions?…”  (Daniel 6:20, NLT)

He Is Your Rescuer

            Most people won’t ever literally come face to face with a hungry lion, but we’ve all been in situations where we felt as though we are about to be “eaten up” or destroyed. Daniel lived a life of excellence and found favor with the king. The king kept promoting him and giving him more authority, which made the other administrators jealous and angry. They manipulated the king into signing a law that Daniel could not follow. Daniel prayed and still found himself in the lions’ den. How would you respond in that situation? I’m sure Daniel believed that God would deliver him. I’m sure he hoped it would be before he was thrown into that den. Have you ever prayed and prayed for something and things just kept getting worse? Daniel trusted that God was working His plan for His glory. In the end, Daniel was protected and his enemies were destroyed. When it looks as though your friends have turned on you and you are headed for the lions’ den, don’t be discouraged because God has the final say. Keep believing Him; keep trusting Him. He’s promised to never leave you nor forsake you. He’ll shut the mouth of the lion; He’ll silence your accusers; He’ll stand with you in the fire, and He will lead you into victory in every area of your life.

A Prayer for Today

            “Prayer: Father in heaven, You are my Light in dark times. I thank You for Your faithfulness and trust that You have a wonderful plan for my life. No matter how things seem, I will put my hope and trust in You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

NHC FT OGLETHORPE (Fort Oglethorpe GA), 2403 Battlefield Pkwy., His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


DECEMBER 18

Today’s Scripture

            “Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you…”  (Ecclesiastes 11:1, NLT)

Help Others Succeed

            God’s system works on the principle of sowing and reaping. What you pour out will come back to you in increased measure. When you give generously, a generous harvest will return to you. When you help others succeed, you will find abundant success on your path, too. What are you investing in the lives of the people around you? Are you helping others get ahead? There are people in your life who hold the keys for you to reach your full potential. These are people whom God has placed in your life for you to help along. The higher they rise, the higher you will rise. When you give generously of your time, talent and resources, you are setting yourself up for greater success. People will come across your path who will help you grow and reach your full potential. But you have to do your part to step out and sow the seed. Be on the lookout for ways you can help others. As you give of yourself to help others grow, you’ll rise higher and live the abundant life He has in store for you.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father in heaven, I open my heart to Your heart. I invite You to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others. Show me where to invest my time, talent, and resources for Your glory.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

DOMINION (Crossville TN), 887 Woodlawn Rd, His Call Gospel Singers, 10am CST

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (Crossville TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 1:30pm CST


DECEMBER 17

Today’s Scripture

            “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…”  (2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV)

He Prepares The Way For Victory

            There are times in life when we all face situations that seem impossible. It’s easy to get discouraged and think that things won’t ever work out. But the Scripture tells us that God goes before us and makes our crooked places straight. In other words, even though you may not have the connections you need right now, you don’t have to worry. God is going before you lining up the right people, arranging the right breaks, and setting up the right opportunities. He is preparing the way for victory!

            Today, if you are facing difficulty, don’t fall into the temptation to get negative and sour. That adversity is no surprise to God. He’s not up in the heavens scratching His head and thinking, “Oh, no! Now what am I going to do?” No, He already has every day of your life written in His book. Before you had that problem, God already had the solution. He is going before you right now preparing the next chapter of your life. Stay in faith and keep the right attitude because He is moving you forward into the victory He has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for ordering and directing my steps. Thank You for working behind the scenes on my behalf. I choose today to trust in You, knowing that You are good, and You always lead me into victory.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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WILL YOU PRAY WITH US?

Please join us as we pray for God to:

Protect Israel and her people amidst the ongoing threat of her surrounding enemies

Give discernment to Israeli leaders as they seek political unity amidst the prospect of war

Instill peace and protection to Israel and her people during this time of uncertainty

Move in the hearts and minds of world leaders, Israel’s enemies and the Jewish people, to help them come to the saving knowledge of their Messiah, Jesus

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

ELMCROFT OF SHALLOWFORD (Chattanooga TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 1pm

 


DECEMBER 16

Today’s Scripture

            “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus…”  (Philippians 4:19, NIV)

He Gives You What You Need

            In 2 Samuel 12 is the story of how King David got off course with his life. The prophet Nathan was correcting him. In doing so, he reminded David of what God had brought him through. David had seen God’s goodness, favor, protection and provision down through the years. And in verse 8, God made an interesting statement through Nathan: “David, if it had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more.” In other words, “David, looking back over your life, if you were ever lacking, if you ever needed more wisdom, more favor, more protection, more finances, I would have given it to you.”

            That tells us that we have what we need right now in order to fulfill our destiny. The moment it become insufficient is the moment that God will give you more. The moment it begins to stop God’s plan for your life is the moment God will intervene on your behalf. Today, be encouraged that you have what you need, and what you need tomorrow is on its way! God is closely watching your life. He is faithful and saying to you what He said to David: “If it’s ever not enough, you can count on Me. I will always be there to give you more.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for being my Source and Supply. I declare that my trust and hope is in You. I choose to rest in You knowing that You have provided everything I need for today.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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WILL YOU PRAY WITH US?

Please join us as we pray for God to:

Protect Israel and her people amidst the ongoing threat of her surrounding enemies

Give discernment to Israeli leaders as they seek political unity amidst the prospect of war

Instill peace and protection to Israel and her people during this time of uncertainty

Move in the hearts and minds of world leaders, Israel’s enemies and the Jewish people, to help them come to the saving knowledge of their Messiah, Jesus

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

ALEXIAN GROVE (Chattanooga TN), 100 Asbury Oak Ln., His Call Gospel Singers, 11am

ELMCROFT OF HAMILTON PLACE (Chattanooga TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 3pm

WHITE OAK UMC (Red Bank TN), 2232 Lyndon Ave., “3rd Monday Night Singing” with His Call Gospel Singers, Chris VanAllman, 6:30pm


DECEMBER 15

Blessed Assurance

“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!”  Psalm 144:15, NKJV

            Are you facing the future with eyes wide shut, teeth clenched, body tensed, dreading your tomorrows and what they may hold? Do you feel as though you are standing on the brink of a deep, dark abyss of helplessness and despair, caught up in events involving yourself or your loved ones that are beyond your control? Regardless of what those events may be, no matter your mental or emotional or spiritual state, God’s vision of the future can fill you with hope right now.

            You and I can look forward WITH HOPE! because we have the blessed assurance of Heaven, My Father’s House!

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz

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WILL YOU PRAY WITH US?

Please join us as we pray for God to:

Protect Israel and her people amidst the ongoing threat of her surrounding enemies

Give discernment to Israeli leaders as they seek political unity amidst the prospect of war

Instill peace and protection to Israel and her people during this time of uncertainty

Move in the hearts and minds of world leaders, Israel’s enemies and the Jewish people, to help them come to the saving knowledge of their Messiah, Jesus

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

ASPEN VILLAGE AT LOST MOUNTAIN (Dallas GA), His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm

ROSEWOOD AT FORT OGLETHORPE (Ft. Oglethorpe GA), 14 Fort Town Drive, His Call Gospel Singers, 5pm


DECEMBER 14

Second Coming Will Be Revolutionary

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Why do Christians always talk about the Second Coming of Christ? Isn’t that the same as escapism that they claim is dangerous for others to practice, and why do they think that Christ coming back again will solve anything? — F.F.

            A: C.S. Lewis once said, “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not, as some modern people think, a form of escapism, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. History records that Christians who did most for the present world were those who thought most of the next. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.”

            Jesus promised to return to this earth. Christians look forward to that day with anticipation. The salvation of society in the reordering of man’s social institutions, consistent with the abolition of social injustice, war, poverty, and disease, will be taken out of man’s hands. It won’t be achieved by education, evolution, politics, technology, military power, or science. Nor will it be achieved by a universal church that can influence legislation in the parliaments and congresses of nations, so as to produce such benevolent acts of men that all hate, evil, and sin will be abolished.

            The salvation of society will come about by the powers and forces released by the return of Jesus Christ. It will be the prophesied fulfillment of redemption applied to every phase of human life and national existence. The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Christ will reign in righteousness. Disease will be arrested, death modified, war abolished, and nature changed. Mankind will live as it was originally intended. What a promise God has given to those who follow Him as Lord. It is not escapism; it is a rescue mission.

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

KIMBERLY PERSONAL CARE (Dallas GA), 700 W Memorial Dr., Christmas program with His Call Gospel Singers, 2-4pm


DECEMBER 13

Today’s Scripture

            “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way…”  (Psalm 37:23, NKJV)

He Holds Your Destiny

            Oftentimes, people who aren’t fulfilling their destiny will try to discourage you from fulfilling yours. They may not do it intentionally, but they’ll tell you what you can’t do and how things won’t work out. They’re quick to remind you of all your impossibilities. Your relatives, coworkers and friends may try to talk you out of your dream, but that’s because God didn’t put that promise inside them; He put it inside you! You have to remember that other people don’t determine your destiny, God does. He holds your destiny in the palms of His hands. If you will keep believing, God will not only bring it to pass, He will do more than you can ask or think. Friend, don’t let someone else’s unbelief keep you from believing. Don’t let other people talk you out of your dreams. It’s time to get into agreement with God. He says you are well able. He says you are equipped. He says you are qualified. He says you are anointed, called and appointed to fulfill every dream and desire He’s placed within you!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father in heaven, I trust that You are leading and guiding me today. I trust that You hold my future. I choose to tune out the discouraging voices and tune into Your Word. Fill me with Your peace and joy as You direct my steps.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

BROOKDALE ROME (Rome GA), 180 Woodrow Wilson Way, His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


DECEMBER 12

Today’s Scripture

            “And I will make My covenant (solemn pledge) between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly…”  (Genesis 17:2, AMPC)

He Will Multiply You

            God is in the multiplication business. It doesn’t matter what your need is today, God wants to increase you! One time in the Old Testament, God simply multiplied the sound of four men’s footsteps and caused them to sound like a mighty army. When their enemies heard them coming, they took off running. There were thousands of enemy troops running for their lives, scared to death, thinking they were being attacked by a massive army when, in fact, it was just four people!

            Friend, God can make you seem bigger than you really are. He can make you look more powerful. He knows how to multiply your influence, your strength, your talent and your income. You don’t have to figure it all out. All you have to do is put your trust in Him. If you will release your faith and get up every day expecting God’s far and beyond favor, you’re going to see God multiply you in every area of your life!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father God, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Thank You for Your promise to bless and multiply me. Direct my steps, keep me close to You as I increase in You.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

BETHEL GARDENS (Powder Springs GA), His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


DECEMBER 11

Today’s Scripture

            “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair…He set my feet on solid ground…He has given me a new song to sing…”  (Psalm 40:1-3, NLT)

He Lifts You Up

            Have you ever felt as though you were in a pit of despair? Just as God lifted David out, God is going to lift you out. That depression is not the end. That sickness is not the end, and that addiction is not the final chapter. Where you are right now is not where you’re going to stay. There are brighter days ahead for you that are filled with favor, promotion and increase. Notice that God gives us a new song, but we have to do our part to sing that song. That means you don’t go around talking about your problems, how bad things are, or how you’re never going to make it. No, you have a song of victory! If somebody asks you how you’re doing, your attitude should be, “I refuse to dwell on the negative things that have happened to me. I’m moving forward in strength and power.” Remember, praise precedes the victory, and the Scripture tells us that God inhabits our praises. As you magnify and lift Him up, He will lift you up out of your despair. He’ll set your feet on solid ground, and you’ll move forward in joy and victory in every area of your life.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for lifting me up to higher places. Thank You for putting a new song in my heart. I choose to sing and be grateful today for the life of blessing You have in store for me.  In Jesus’ name! Amen!”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), 2750 Executive Park Dr NW, His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


DECEMBER 10

Today’s Scripture

            “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you…I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand…”

(Isaiah 41:10, AMPC)

He Holds You In His Hand

            We all face situations in life that feel out of control. During times like these, it’s easy to get discouraged and allow fear to creep in. Instead, why don’t you focus on the fact that God is holding you in the palms of His hands! There is nothing too difficult for Him; nothing’s impossible; nothing is beyond His ability. When God holds you in His hands, you are safe; you are cared for. In His hands, there is victory. In His hands, there is strength. In His hands, there is provision. In His hands is everything you need.

            No matter what you may be going through today, you can trust that God is for you. Instead of getting down and depressed over your circumstances, look up and get a vision of God turning that situation around. Let faith rise in your heart and focus on His favor, promotion and blessing. As you keep your heart and mind focused on Him and choose to obey His Word, you’ll see those supernatural breaks that will launch you further ahead than you ever thought possible because He holds you with His victorious right hand!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for helping me and holding me in Your victorious right hand. I choose to trust You even when things don’t make sense, even when things seem beyond my control. I release my cares to You knowing that You work all things together for my good.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SODDY-DAISY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Soddy-Daisy TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm


DECEMBER 9

Today’s Scripture

            “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,” says the Lord Almighty. “And in this place I will grant peace,” declares the Lord Almighty…”  (Haggai 2:9, NIV)

Greater Than The Past

            God wants to amaze you with His goodness! We are living in a day when God is increasing His favor. Maybe you have seen God’s goodness to a certain degree in the past; but in reality, you haven’t seen anything yet! God has favor in your future that will supersede anything that you’ve seen! The Scripture talks about how the glory of the latter day will be greater than the glory of the former day. That means what God did for your parents or grandparents, He’s going to surpass in your generation. The blessing and favor of past generations were good, but we serve a God of increase! He has greater things in store for your future! Today, get your hopes up! Enlarge your vision. Be expecting God to bring opportunities across your path. Be expecting to meet the right people and get the right breaks. Prepare your heart and mind to receive the increase and expect to see greater things in your future!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for blessing and increasing me. I believe that You have great things in store for my future. I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to you.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

LIFE CARE CENTER OF HIXSON (Hixson TN), 5798 Hixson Home Place, His Call Gospel Singers, 10:30am

NORTHSTAR PLACE (Kennesaw GA), His Call Gospel Singers, 2:30pm


 

DECEMBER 6

Today’s Scripture

            “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…”  (John 8:32, NIV)

Don’t Let Them Hold You Back

            People are constantly putting labels on us, telling us what we can and cannot become, what we do or don’t have. Many times, these labels are not in agreement with what God says about us; but if we don’t know any better, we’ll wear them like they’re the truth. The sad thing is that wrong labels can keep you from your destiny. You are not who people say you are. You are who God says you are. People will label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. God labels you strong, talented, valuable, more than a conqueror. Make sure that you’re wearing the right labels. Don’t go the next twenty years allowing negative comments to hold you back. They can become so ingrained in your thinking that you end up becoming what people say you are instead of what God says you are.

            Are there labels that are holding you back today? What a coach said? What a counselor said? Even negative comments spoken by your parents? This is the time to remove every negative label. People don’t determine your destiny, God does. The only power that label has over you is the power that you give it. If you will remove it, if you will forgive that person and quit dwelling on it, that label will have no effect on you!

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your truth which sets me free. I choose to let go of every negative word spoken over me. I choose to forgive those who have hurt me. I embrace Your Word which is my identity.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


DECEMBER 5

Today’s Scripture

            “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days…” (Psalm 90:14, NIV)

Have An Attitude of Gratitude

            If certain things in your life were just a little bit “better,” would you be happy? A better job, a better house, better health, better relationships? The truth is, it only takes one thing for you to be happy. It takes a made-up mind. That’s right, you have to decide that you are going to be happy regardless of your situation. You may have some obstacles to overcome, but don’t let that steal your joy. Begin each day thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Decide each morning to declare as David did, “This is the day the Lord has made. I’m going to rejoice, and be glad in it.” If you don’t get happy where you are, you will never get to where God wants you to be. It all begins with a grateful attitude. Let us encourage you to be content no matter what your circumstances. When you have an attitude of gratitude, God will take you from victory to victory, and you’ll live the abundant, joy-filled life He has in store for you.

A Prayer for Today

“God, I have decided to be happy. I choose joy! No matter what happens today, I will sing Your praises and focus on the good things in my life-and share my attitude of gratitude with others! In Jesus’ name. Amen”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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His Call Gospel Singers (Craig & Debby Tyndall) are honored to be singing for the Lord today at:

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF CLEVELAND (Cleveland TN), 2750 Executive Park Dr NW, His Call Gospel Singers, 2-3pm


DECEMBER 4

Today’s Scripture

            “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God…”  (Romans 4:20, ESV)

Growing Strong In Faith

            In the Scripture, Abraham’s circumstances were beyond his control. God promised him that he would have a son, but both he and Sarah were way too old to have a child. What did he do while he was waiting? “He grew strong in faith by giving praise to God.” He got up every morning and said, “Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You that my baby is on its way. Thank You that You are faithful to Your Word.” He kept thanking God for what he heard in his spirit, and eventually, the promise came to pass.”

            As with Abraham, God has put dreams in your heart. He has spoken promises over you. Deep down you believe it will happen, but in the natural, it looks impossible. The odds are against you. It’s been so long. No, God is saying, “What I started in your life I will finish.” The key is to follow Abraham’s example and praise God while you wait. That’s one way to grow in faith. Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep expecting. Grow strong in faith and see His promises fulfilled in every area of your life!”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for refining me and growing my faith. I choose to stand strong in the midst of difficulty. I choose to bless You no matter what my circumstances are. I trust that You are leading and guiding me in paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake.  In Jesus’ name. Amen”


DECEMBER 3

Today’s Scripture

            “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold…”  (1 Peter 1:7, NLT)

Growing Through Difficulty

            One thing we have to realize is that God is not going to deliver us from every difficulty. He is not going to keep us from every challenge. If He did, we would never grow. The Scripture says, “Our faith is tried in the fire of affliction.” When you’re in a tough time, that’s an opportunity for your faith to shine. Anybody can get negative and bitter, blame God, or lose their passion. That’s easy. But if you want to pass the test, if you want God to take you to a new level, you cannot be a weakling. You have to be a warrior. Dig your heels in and say as the apostle Paul, “I can handle it. I’m ready for it. I’m equal to it. I know God is still on the throne. He is fighting my battles, and on the other side of this difficulty is a new level of my destiny!”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for refining me and growing my faith. I choose to stand strong in the midst of difficulty. I choose to bless You no matter what my circumstances are. I trust that You are leading and guiding me in paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

 


DECEMBER 2

Today’s Scripture

            “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name…”  (Malachi 3:16, NIV)

God’s Book of Remembrance

            Do you ever keep special cards or emails from loved ones? People do this because those words of love and encouragement are important. In the same way, your words and thoughts of love are important to God, too. Did you know He has a Book of Remembrance? In this book, every time we talk about Him or thank Him for His goodness, He has the angels write it down. When you just think about God, the angels record it. In fact, this moment right now, the angels are writing it down in the Book of Remembrance. This book is not up on a dusty storeroom shelf in heaven somewhere. The Scripture says, “It stays constantly before God, wide open, as a reminder of those who are thinking of Him.” God loves you so much and values your love, too. All throughout the day, be determined to keep God in your thoughts. Meditate on His promises and thank Him for His goodness. When we keep our minds focused on Him, we won’t be distracted by the cares of this world. When you let your love for Him show, it pleases His heart and draws you closer to Him each and every day.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, today I turn my heart and mind toward You, thanking You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I bless You today because You are worthy. I hold Your truth close to my heart so that I can always be pleasing to You.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


 


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


 

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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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