A Prayer to Avoid the 2 Obstacles on the Way to a Promise
When it comes to a promise from God, there are those that are instantly met in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20).
These include forgiveness, favor, and peace with God.
Then there are those that He asks you to take steps toward.
These may include a new career, a ministry opportunity, or reconciliation with friends or family.
In my experience, you will encounter 2 obstacles on your way to this kind of a promise.
Today, I offer a short prayer to help you avoid them. ⬇️
The Hidden Message in the Healing of the Leper (Matthew 8:2)
Books can’t contain all that Jesus did (John 21:25).
That is why the gospel writers selected what stories to include strategically.
To make their point, they chose stories that shocked their initial audience.
I love the first healing story that Matthew detailed in his gospel.
It contains a hidden message for we modern readers. (Though it was a not-so-subtle message for Jewish readers back then.)
You have to SEE this. ⬇️
A Prayer to Help You Hear God Today
This Christmas season has me thinking about God’s presence with us.
The reality that God is with you (and in you) is that you can hear Him talk to you.
Seriously! Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit will guide you and tell you things, even about the future (John 16:13–15).
I am certain that God has something to say to you today.
I recorded a quick prayer to help you hear Him. Will you pray with me? ⬇️
The Huge Clue about God in John the Baptist’s Name
At the beginning of his gospel, Luke devoted an entire chapter (80 verses) to the birth of John the Baptist.
That’s more than double what he wrote about Jesus’ birth.
Luke emphasized John’s story because it contains several clues about what was about to happen through Jesus.
To me, the most amazing clue is John’s name.
In a day when the first born was named after their father, an angel instructed his parents to name him John instead. The reason is HUGE. Watch below. ⬇️
What Angels Said about You in the Christmas Story
One thing that I love about this time of year is that we get to revisit the Christmas story.
Sadly, the story seems so familiar to most of us that we tend to gloss over when we hear it.
Please don’t do that today.
Because I’m drawing your attention to something the angels said in it, which is a huge revelation about YOU.
Watch this one-minute devotional I recorded on my phone for you. ⬇️
The Truth about the 10 Commandments
As a kid, I had to memorize the 10 commandments before I could even read them.
My church school tested us frequently on them, too.
I was taught that the commandments are a way to measure how good or bad we are. I used them to gauge whether God was happy or mad at me at any given moment.
I have learned that I am not the only one who thought this way.
Certainly, God established His rules for a good reason. But I found it is not the reason that I believed for so long.
I think you will find freedom in knowing the the truth about the 10 commandments. Watch below. ⬇️
You Can Stop Trying to Make God Happy
I once heard from a lady who was made to believe that God is only pleased with pink or white fingernail polish.
Religious leaders said that any other color was of the devil!
I know that is an extreme example, but so many Christians try to make God happy in similar ways—by maintaining dos and don’ts.
The problem with this is that the more you TRY the more you feel like a disappointment.
Can you relate?
I understand the desire to please God. But there’s a better way to it than what you’re DOING. I’ll show you. ⬇️
The Secret Key to Ending the Enemy’s Age-Old Trick
You should know that the enemy is crafty, but he is not creative.
Since the beginning, he continues to use the same trick on people.
It’s this: he plants questions in your mind, then he answers his own questions based on circumstances in your life.
His goal is to prove you aren’t qualified for God’s promises.
Thankfully, shutting down the enemy’s age-old trick comes down to just one simple thing. ⬇️
The Spiritual Weapon of JOY
When it comes to shutting down the enemy’s attacks, you are assured instant victory.
That is because the weapons you have to use against him are called “weapons of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 6:7).
This means that they are not about mustering up your willpower, but they are about standing in the winning position of Christ.
I teach about these weapons frequently—because they work!
One of my favorites—that most never think about for spiritual warfare—is JOY.
Seriously, joy is a weapon. And you don’t have to produce it yourself!
In today’s short teaching, I explore how to use JOY to experience instant deliverance. Watch below. ⬇️
(By the way, if you need more help, consider my ecourse, The Armor of God. In 6 illustrated lessons, you’ll discover how to stand boldly in the power and authority you were made for.)
These 3 Truths Make the Enemy’s Threats Nothing but Noise
Psalm 139 is a favorite scripture passage of many people. Me included.
It’s a prayer of King David—about how God made him and knows him better than he knows himself.
In it, David boasts, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book” (Psalm 139:16).
Of course, these words don’t only apply to David. But they apply to you and me, too.
To begin your week, I wanted to encourage you with 3 incredible things that David’s words mean about you.
It took me 30-some years to learn these 3 truths. But when I finally got them, the enemy’s threats became nothing but noise. Take a minute to watch. ⬇️
(Speaking of the enemy’s threats, in my book, Shut Up, Devil, I thoroughly teach you how to apply God’s design to shut out the enemy’s influence in your mind. I’ll send you a signed copy or you may order on Amazon in paperback, ebook or audiobook).