He is a God who can be found. A God who can be known. A God who wants to be close to us. That’s why He is called Immanuel, which means “God is with us”.
Lord, I draw close to You today, grateful that You will draw close to me as You have promised in Your Word. I long to dwell in Your presence, and my desire is for a deeper and more intimate relationship with You.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Lord, help me to remember to live not in my own strength, but by the power of Your Spirit living in me. Forgive me for the times I have forgotten to do that. Enable me to grow in the things of Your kingdom so that I can become a whole, properly functioning, contributing, productive child of Yours who moves forward in Your purpose for my life.
God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
1 Corinthians 6:14
I will live a humble life of gratitude and thanksgiving knowing that He Who has begun this good work will complete it- for faithful is He that calls me to the realm of success and prosperity; it is He who will also do it.
When we live according to God’s word and by the power of His Holy Spirit, then we can trust that we are in the right place at the right time and that the Lord is working His perfect will in our lives. We can trust that He is moving us into the life of wholeness and blessing He has for us.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 MSG & NLT
God wants to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do.He wants us to understand the greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms, Far above all principality and power and might and dominion. endless energy, boundless strength!
Ephesians 1:19-21 MSG & NLT
Amen!!! Glory to God! !!
I put all my expectations in You, Lord. I repent of the times I have expected other people or other things to meet my needs when I should have been looking to You. I know that You are the only one who can complete me because You are everything I need. All that I ever wanted in my life can be found in You.
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
2 Corinthians 4:7
Be connected to what God is doing on earth in a way that bears fruit for his kingdom. We want to have a sense of purpose in our lives. We want to abound in God’s love and blessing. We want all that God has for us. But we can never achieve that quality of life outside of the power of God. Worship, Praise, Pray, Listen, Obey…Stay connected to God and you will succeed in everything you do.
Decree and Declare:
– The fruit of the Spirit characterizes my life.
– I have unlimited access to the gifts of the Spirit
– I make a difference in this world
– I am a mover and shaker and history maker for Christ
– My name and good works will be memorialized to the Glory of God.
Thank you Lord!!! Amen!!!
Lord, I realize I don’t know how to pray as I need to, nor as often as I want to, but I invite You, Holy Spirit, to pray through me. Help me in my weakness. Teach me the things I don’t know about you.
My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Decree and Declare:
– I will pray more
– I will praise more
– I will give more
– My mind will be filled with the knowledge of my true identity.
– I will be empowered to accomplish that which I was born to do.
– I will become all that I was born to be.
Thank you Lord! !! Amen