SHINE NOT WHINE!
The fact that you have peaked the enemy’s interest means You are a valuable witness for God’s Kingdom. It’s Your time to SHINE!…Not Whine!😇
“And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”” (Job 2:3)
Heavenly Father, Bless you children with wisdom, knowledge, discernment and understanding of the times in which we live because the days of our lives are filled with evil. Father, help us to recognize the tricks and traps of the enemy and deflect every fiery dart of the devil with the pure unadulterated word of God. Father, help us to redeem our time while here on earth, living not as the unwise, but as the wise—recognizing and taking advantage of every opportunity to let other lights shine for Christ. Father, deliver your children from the fear of man, which so easily ensnare us; and give us a healthy fear of you that permeates our hearts and minds—bringing us into the knowledge of Your holiness, righteousness and sovereignty. Father, help us to live out our purpose daily—being the salt and light in a dark and unsavory world; and allowing the love of Christ to overflow on all we meet. It’s in the sovereign name of Jesus I pray…Amen.🙏🏽
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
TODAY—BELIEVE. GOD. FOR. THE. IMPOSSIBLE! Mustard Seed Faith Is All It Takes…A Little Dab Will Do It! ~M. Ford
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV)
LET FREEDOM RING!
Some people move away from their homelands looking for it—sometimes leaving friends and family behind. Others start new lives—facing unknown dangers in the pursuit of it. Many fight against addictive demons—drugs, alcohol, over eating, smoking, perfectionism, pornography, and much more… all just for a taste of it. Armies are trained to fight for it; and far too many die on foreign soil fighting in defense defense of it. Then there are those who try every kind of “religion” imaginable striving to experience it. More and more people seek to find it through financial independence and the continuous acquisition of material things. We celebrate it in music, movies and paintings. Statues are erected in honor of it. Schools teach students to respect it. Leaders of countries deliver speeches about it. Riots break out and demonstrators march to voice frustration over not having it. So, what is “IT” that could be so highly treasured, sought after, honored and revered? FREEDOM! But we will never find this “freedom” apart from God and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This is Paul’s message in the book of Romans to the people then and to us today—he who God sets free through Christ is free indeed! Without the help of the Holy Spirit, sin would continue to rule and reign in our mortal body and have the upper hand in our life. He is our “secret weapon” to winning the fight within—and the war on sin! As we allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, direct and instruct us in living a God-fed and God-led life—this brings FREEDOM. For the believer, His is truly a time of celebration! “FREE at last, free at last! Thank God almighty We are FREE AT LAST!” Happy MLK Day~M. Ford
“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.”
(Romans 6:6-7 NKJV)
Day 12: 12 Days Of Prayer & Fasting for Spiritual Revival—2 Chronicles 7:14.
Heavenly Father, I pray that Christians will find delight in YOU being LORD of their lives! I pray that believers will seek Your will in ALL things, in times of crisis or calm, so that the upcoming generations may see and find their strength and hope also in The Lord. Father, I pray that as believers pray for Spiritual Revival in our families, homes, communities, churches, country and land—that you, oh Lord, would increase our believing faith in your ability to intervene supernaturally and do the impossible, even in this time of world crisis. Father, I pray that as we have denied ourselves the fleshly appetites for food, entertainment and worldly pleasures to SEEK YOUR FACE in prayer and fasting these 12 days, in response You will pour out your spirit in ways unimaginable! Father, I pray that an army of true Prayer Warriors will rise up and continue to wage war against the enemy on their knees! No longer bound and defeated by political correctness, social status, and worldly ways, but Warriors willing to persevere in fasting and prayer until we reclaim our families, marriages, children, schools, communities, nation and world for Christ! Hear our one accord prayers, Oh Lord, and Heal Our Land! In Jesus’ mighty, matchless and miraculous name I pray! Amen
Day 3: 12 Days Of Prayer & Fasting for Spiritual Revival In Christian Families and Homes.
Father God, I pray for members of Christian families to honor God and prioritize the study of God’s word, prayer and worship together. I pray that family devotion and prayer time be restored and prioritized in all Christian homes. Father, I pray for broken relationships to be mended and new God-centered relationships formed. I pray good family and friend relationships based upon godly principles are developed; and give us humble and forgiving spirits towards one another that will reunite families and restore broken relationships. Father, help Christian families model Christ and be a positive influence within the community. In Jesus’ name I pray and praise always…Amen 🙏🏽
“Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
II Chronicles 7:15-16 NKJV
Day 1: 12 Days Prayer & Fasting for Spiritual Revival. Praying today for the Unchurched and Unsaved.
“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?” And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’ “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.”
Luke 8:5-15 NKJV