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JANUARY 8

Destined To Win
“Now thanks be to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”
2 Corinthians 2:14

Nothing but constant victory is in the plan of God for our lives. Why? Because Jesus already won the victory for us in every area of life. We are to walk in such victory that as we go about our day there is an aroma of victory that is to emanate from our lives as a fragrance for all to smell. If you have used a diffuser you can understand this. Place a fragrant oil in its holder and light a candle under it. In a short period of time the air all around becomes filled with that fragrance. That is how the Father sees us in Christ and how the rest of the world, satan and demons are supposed to view our lives in this earth in Christ. Don’t be cheated out of your victories. Stand for them! They are already yours.
 
Scripture reading: John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Romans 8:35-39

JANUARY 7

No Condemnation
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…”
Romans 8:1
The sense of guilt, unworthiness and feeling unfit to receive from the Lord because of sin and past failures is something that plagues many of us as believers. This fact must be clear in our minds: JESUS CHRIST PAID THE PRICE FOR EVERY SIN, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.” We have an Advocate and a High Priest before our Father Whose Name is Jesus Christ. The Scripture teaches us how to deal with sin and failure: go to Jesus, confess it, as for forgiveness, receive forgiveness and go forth in righteousness. Thoughts of what you did may attempt to stay in your mind. Don’t receive them. Something that I have found helpful for years is this – after receiving forgiveness, do a good thing, a God thing, something that the Bible tells you that you can do for God instead of standing around and allowing your mind to try to keep you in the past. Rebel against those thoughts. This is practicing righteousness. By doing this you will learn both how to receive forgiveness and how to practice righteousness.
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 1:9-2:2; 1 Corinthians 15:34

SEPTEMBER 4

Make The Word Your Private Property

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
 
We are blessed to have men and women of God who are called to preach and teach the Word of God to us; many of which, by the help of the Holy Spirit, do a great job. However, no matter how great a job they may do, it is our responsibility to search the Scriptures on a daily basis to make sure that what we are receiving is not only correct, but that we also take that Word and make it our own. It must become a revelation to each of us on an individual basis, for ultimately, I will have to give an account for the Word that I receive and walk in.
Scripture reading: John 5:39

SEPTEMBER 3

  Your Prayers Make a Difference

 

“Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He should destroy them.” Psalm 106:23
 
Imagine that! A man can stand before God in behalf of someone else and keep them from being destroyed. Let’s not be surprised. It happened all throughout the Bible. God is looking for those amongst His people who will stand before Him in prayer for others; in seemingly impossible situations and challenge Him to bring deliverance in spite of how bad someone might be. God seeks for these kinds of people. Never belittle the power of your intercessory prayers.
 
Scripture reading: Ezekiel 22:30, 31; Isaiah 59:16-21; Luke 11:5-10
 

AUGUST 24

 Cease From Strife!

 

“It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.” Proverbs 20:3

I sure do hope this is not you; however, if you are prone to strife, one who loves an argument and one who loves to keep a debate or disagreement going, STOP IT NOW! Everything that we do needs to be based on the love of God. That love is a commandment given to us by God to keep – for our good and the good of others. The Bible says that it is a fool who keeps meddling, looking for ways to keep strife going. The Scripture also tells us that it is an honor for one to stop strife in his life. Decide right now that you will be honored by God because you “cease from strife.”

Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Proverbs 6:16-19

AUGUST 23

Your Words are Your Meal

“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:20, 21
 
What we say with our mouths has a great effect upon our lives. As a matter of fact, what we say serves as the food that we will eat concerning the direction of our lives. Your belly – or your inward being – will be satisfied with what you say with your mouth. And then over time it will produce either the outward manifestations of death or life. Let’s be wise from today onward. Put the Word of God in our mouths today and fill our inward man with the good things of the kingdom of God.

Scripture reading: James 3:1-18

AUGUST 21

Answer Softly
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Proverbs 15:1 New King James Version
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels.”
Proverbs 15:1 The Living Bible
Have you ever noticed in life that when you have gotten into a disagreement with someone that the way the “conversation” progresses hinges upon the way that you respond? If you answer back harshly, in most cases, it causes the same kind of response (or worse) to arise from the other person? However, if you answer softly, or, in a gentle manner, it keeps things from getting out of hand. This is so important to us in our communications with one another. We cannot afford to be in strife because of its damaging effects. The next time that you get into a “discussion”, remember the effect of a soft answer. It will save you from a lot of trouble.

Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:29; 17:14

AUGUST 20

Trust God: Not An Option
“Thus saith the Lord, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:5-8
Trusting God today is not an option, especially in the material realm. This world system is seeking to destroy the people of the earth, oppress them and bring them into bondage. We must learn the principles of how the kingdom of God operates and then commit to operating materially the way that God would have us to. It will take some drastic mind renewal, but it must be done. Begin by giving God what belongs to Him and believe Him to show you how to increase. Then, if you have not done so already, make the decision to get out of debt and stay out. These two decisions are primary when it comes to doing what God wants us to in our material lives. Start today. Take the above Scripture to heart and let the Holy Spirit guide you.

Scripture reading: Matthew 6:24-34

AUGUST 19

Wisdom Is Waiting On You!
“Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: to you, O men I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. O ye simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart. Listen for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things; for my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; nothing crooked or perverse is in them. They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
Proverbs 8:1-12

AUGUST 18

We’ve Been Delivered!
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” Colossians 1:13
We have been redeemed! Purchased! Bought with a price! Because of the blood of Jesus, we are no longer under the dominion of darkness. Let the light of God’s Word and let the light of God’s life shine through you today. Remind the darkness that it has lost dominion over you and your affairs.

Scripture reading: John 1:4, 5; Psalm 119:130; Matthew 5:14-16