Daily Devotional – 4/11/18 “And so it shall be …”

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, let your kingdom come so your will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today, daily bread and forgive us of our sins as we forgive others. God, don’t allow us to be overtaken by temptation and deliver us from evil because we will live and not die. This is why, oh God, I petition you to hear this prayer because I have need to ask of you today. Not for me, Master but for that mother. Not for me, Jehovah, but for that father. Not for me, El Shaddai, but for my sisters and my brothers. God, they stand in need of your touch for we know your touch can make everything alright. They have need of your hands because in your hands is peace. God, I am not asking you to remove the pain but give them power to press until you say it’s pleased. I’m not asking you to stop the suffering but give strength until their sorrow is satisfied. I’m not asking you to stop their tears but comfort until you wipe them away. God, I’m not even asking you to remove the darkness but will you give them night-time vision until morning shows up. And while I have your ear, I just want to thank you. Thank you for the miracles that will be manifested. Thank you for the testimonies that will be told. Thank you for the healings, the deliverances, the marriages, the babies and for the financial blessings. Thank you for the seeds that are being sown, may they reap harvests, doubled in size. Thank you, in advance, for the cancers that are about to go into remission and the organs that will show up for transplant. Thank you oh God for it shall be, not just by my faith but connected with the faith of all those who stand in agreement. It is so, by the blood of our crucified Savior. It is so. Amen.

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Daily Devotional – 8/10/16 “Do it for yourself!”

While you are waiting on someone to Invest in you, your business or your destiny/purpose, you’ve missed out on so much. While you’re waiting on someone to encourage you, you could have encouraged yourself by now. While you are waiting on Sunday to show up, to be prayed for, you could have prayed for yourself. The point is … Stop waiting on someone to do the things you can do yourself. I was looking at a memory from a few years ago on Facebook and it was during the time I was struggling spiritually. I knew it was because I was dodging God’s call but I had told myself that I needed to wait on my uncle (who is my pastor) to use me and my gifts. And while I waited, I was suffering. Suffering to the point where I was even questioning my spirituality. But then one day, I got tired and I surrendered to God. And it was then things started to change. I no longer waited on someone to bless my house, I do it myself. I don’t wait on anyone to encourage me, I do it myself. I don’t wait for someone to pray for me and my family, I do it daily. And whether you believe it or not, I pray for all of you who are connected to me. Not because you asked but because I don’t have to wait until you’re in need. Beloved, you too can speak your own healing. You don’t have to wait until something is prophesied in your life, to know that you are blessed; speak over your own life.

Keep waiting for someone else to send the devil, who is tormenting your home, back to hell; you better cast it out with your own mouth. Please understand, I am in no way diminishing the power of those who pray for, encourage, prophesy and uplift because we all need them but sometimes, you need to help yourself. Every chance you get you ought to be speaking blessings over your life, protection over your house, encouragement over your children, increase in your finances, healing over your body, forgiveness over your enemies and love for everybody. You don’t need me to tell you that you’re blessed, that’s evident by the fact you woke up. And please, stop walking with your head down. When you aren’t aware of your surroundings, things/people can catch you off guard. Why do you think the enemy is able to slip into your home, on the backs of your children or your spouse unnoticed? Chile, I don’t even bow my head to pray. It’s not that I have something against it but I pray walking around the house, in my bedroom, in the car, at my desk at work, the bathroom … you get the point. And, bowing our heads isn’t a requirement to pray anyway, for it says in Matthew 6:6, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” And if you don’t get anything, take this with you; hold your head up and walk in the fullness of the Lord while speaking greatness over your life. Start by remembering whose you are and the blessedness of being His child.

Encourage yourself