People-Pleasers

Are you a people-pleaser or a God-pleaser? You can’t have it both ways. ~M. Ford

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord .” (Joshua 24:15)

“Let Freedom Ring!”

“LET FREEDOM RING”

As Christians, what does Christ bring to our lives that enables us to fight and win the war within—to truly become free at last? The Holy Spirit! He is who Jesus promised us in John 14 and Acts 1-2, and is the centerpiece of Paul’s discussion in Romans 8. Therefore, we will never find this “freedom” we long for 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. The Holy Spirit is indeed our “secret weapon” to winning the fight within and the war on sin! As we allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, direct, inspect, and instruct us in living a “God-fed” and “God-led” life—this brings freedom. This is truly the gift of independence!

Excerpt from the Devotional: “From Duty To Delight: Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?”, by Mary A. Ford}

“Man On Fire”

Father, I pray for a “spirit of prayer” to spread like wildfire across our homes, churches, nation and world until every church becomes A HOUSE OF PRAYER, saturated with seasons of fervent prayer and fasting and extended times of souls being saved and the back-sliders turning back to The Lord. IJN…Amen

“He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers.””

(Matthew 21:13)

“A New Life”

Father God,

Thank you for the new life we can live free from the bondage of sin because of the death and resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus, for you have already fought and won the victory over sin and death for us! We ask you, Father, Lead, guide, direct and protect us on this day. Give us discernment to know the difference between a trap-door of destruction and an open-door Of blessings! Father, Give us wisdom to know what is of true value in this life and to have a sincere desire for You, oh God, to be the Lord of our lives! Father, protect us from the evil one, help us not to yield to the temptations of this world, and aid us in overcoming the lusts of our flesh. We invite the purifying power of your Holy Spirit to cleanse our lives from all things that dishonor you and every form of unrighteousness. Help us, oh Lord, to stay blameless and walk in holiness until the day of your great return! This prayer we pray in the mighty name of Jesus the Christ. Amen🙏🏽

Hear My Humble Cry!

Heavenly Father, Thank you for another day filled with new mercies!

I come praying that your people, who are called by your name, will humble themselves and pray fervently for a spiritual revival in our land! For I know that you are the only light of hope we have in this present darkness and the only remedy for a sin sick world. 🌎

I pray that our national leaders would not put their trust in military strength, financial leverage, human strategy, or political power and influence to solve our problems and global difficulties; but rather put their hope, trust and faith in You who made the heavens and earth!

I pray that the hearts of those in authority locally and globally will be turned back to You, Oh God! I pray that the scriptures will once again guide all decision making in our country that was once rooted in your word. 📖

I pray that your Holy Spirit will sweep across our land and country like a mighty rushing wind…setting free minds captive by demonic depression, oppression and possession! 💨

I pray that hearts and minds of those who don’t know You will be set free from Satan’s grip! I pray for the loss to come into the knowledge of Your saving grace! And I pray that saints will have holy boldness to witness and not fall for Satan’s tricks and traps! 👿🤛🏽

I pray that the lost and unchurched will flock into the House of Prayer seeking deliverance and restoration in Christ Jesus! ⛪️🙏🏽

I pray that the hearts of the saints will be set on fire for You, Oh Lord, and that we truly hunger and thirst after your righteousness…seeking to serve and to live holy as unto You…withholding nothing, but surrendering all! 🔥😇

I pray that people rich and poor alike will seek to know You, Oh God, in the beauty of His holiness! 🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏾‍♂️

Father, there is nothing too hard for You, who called everything into existence by simply saying, “Let there be…”! Therefore, I humbly ask that you hear my hearts cry and my plea on this new day filled with Your new mercies! 🙇🏾‍♂️🙇🏽‍♀️

Nevertheless, it’s not my will I seek, but Your will be done on this earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name I pray and praise you always…Hallelujah and Amen!🙏🏽

“Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭9:23-24‬)