Posts Tagged ‘Spirituality’

[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry.

Psalm 40:17

God has a plan for each of us, and the good things that happen to us are not just a coincidence. All good and perfect gifts come from God (see James 1:17). It is exciting to have a relationship with God when we are aware that He is carefully leading and guiding us to His blessings.

If you do not understand something the first time God speaks to you, He will give you another chance and will continue to teach you until you know  clearly the way you should go. Jesus came to seek and to save those who are lost ( see Luke 19:10). This means that He will find you if you go astray.

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].

Psalm 37:21

Take a chances today and invest in someone else’s life, especially if God tells you to do so. You may  give them something of value only to learn they waste it as they always have done in the past. but remember that God made an investment in you, an He wants you to be willing to make an investment in somebody else.

Jesus died to give everybody a chance. Not everyone takes advantage of His provision, but we all have an equal opportunity to enjoy the abundant life. If you help someone, and they end up not doing what is right with it, that is between them and God. Give thanks that you are able to give, and then do whatever God tells you to do.

 

 

Starting Your Day Right-Joyce Meyer

[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame,

and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.

    And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and

 branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

    So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

If you are weak in faith, in mind, in body, in discipline, in self-control, or in determination, simply wait on God. He will be strong through your weakness.

Isaiah 40:31 teaches that if you expect God, look for Him, and hope in Him, you will change and renew your strength and power; you will run, and not grow faint or become tired. The Bible does not say “hope so, it could be, or it may be”; it declares that you will be renewed.

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.

    Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation;

 for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

Start your day by saying,” I am excited about this day, God. I can hardly wait to see what You are going to do. I believe You are going to keep me, help me, bless me, and give me favor. I love You, Father. I am waiting on You, Lord, and I am listening to You.”

Ask God to put into your spirit everything He wants you to know. Ask Him to show you things to come and what you are supposed to do ( see John 16:13). He will give you direction, and you will have much to praise Him for today.

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

Keep the charge of the Lord your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts,

and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may do wisely

and prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,

1 Kings 2:3

When you pray, wait for the Lord. This means to look for, to expect, and to hope in God. This is not a passive state of mind, but one of expectancy.

Tell Him,”God, I have my hope in You. I believe that You are working on my problems. I believe that You are making arrangements for my day. You are posting angels all through out my walk, everywhere along my path where You already know I am going to walk today. Thank you, Lord, that you are a pioneer who has already gone before me and made a way for me to have a blessed day.”

 

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

2 Corinthians 12:9

Come apart and spend some time with God before you come apart. No matter how strong and healthy you are, no matter what your age is, no matter what you think you know, without God, you are going to get weary and tired.

God does not get tired, and the Word says He gives power to the faint and weary, and increases strength to those who have no might. But those who wait for the Lord, who expect, look for, and hope in Him, will be renewed (see Isaiah 40:29-31). God is willing to increase your strength. Get alone with Him anytime you need to be strengthened.

Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You

[progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and

understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.

And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

Exodus 33:13-14


Everything we receive from God comes by faith. When you are waiting for Him to speak to your heart, just believe that He will speak to you, even if you do not hear anything right that minute.

Believe that because you have acknowledged Him, you can expect to see His hand moving in your life all day long. Then step forward, knowing  that He will keep you on the right path because you have asked Him to do so. Watching God’s hand of favor move on our behalf is one of life’s greatest delights.

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation.

The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents and private dwellings of the [uncompromisingly] righteous:

the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength!

Psalm 118:14-15

Happiness is the results of a radical, outrageous relationship with God. If we want to walk in victory, we have to put some time into our relationship the Lord. There is much to discover about His plan for us.

Our contentment won’t last if we are not obeying God by seeking Him with our whole heart. God wants us to really talk to Him and pay attention to His answers. Spend enough time with Him this morning to walk in victory all day.

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

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

This morning pray, “Lord, I am waiting for you to direct me.” While you honor the Lord by listening for His response, you may hear Him speak something specific to you right away. It may seem as though He inscribes direction in your spirit for the day. The devil may tell you that it wasn’t really God who spoke to you. Or while you are waiting to hear from God, Satan may tell you that you are wasting your time.

It is imporant to know the truth of God’s Word so that the direction God sows in your heart will not be snatched away from you through doubt. God may not lay out a blueprint for your day, but He will direct your path, if you acknowledge Him in all of your ways (see Proverbs 3:6).

Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust.

Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.

Psalm 143:8

We need to pray and then stop and listen. Sometimes we can hear God as a still, small voice from within our heart. Many times God will speak through our inner witness so that we “just know” the truth and it sets us free. Suddenly we know what we should or shouldn’t do.

King David had a lot to say about seeking God in the morning. He prayed in the morning and then watching and waiting for God to speak to his heart. I like knowing that God is listening for our prayers. He likes it when we listen to His answers too.