The yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
—Isaiah 10:27 KJV
When God speaks to you about an issue that needs to be dealt with in your life, you should not put it off. You can trust that the anointing, which is the power and ability of the Holy Spirit, is present to break its grip on you. If you put off confronting the problem until you want to deal with it, you may have to face trying to change without God’s power or anointing.
We often want to do things in our own timing, and we struggle and struggle because it is not anointed by God at the time we are trying to deal with it. For example, there are times when I feel like I want to confront an issue with an employee, but I know that it would be wiser for me to pray about it for a while and let God prepare that person’s heart. When I follow God’s timetable, I always have His anointing to get it done. I have learned to deal with issues when God wants to deal with them and leave them alone when He wants me to wait. I have also had the frustrating experience of trying over and over to change myself without waiting on God’s help and timing. God’s anointing must be present for anything to work right in our lives.
When God convicts us of something that needs to change in our lives that means He has prepared us to face it. We may not feel that we are ready, but we can trust that His timing is perfect and His anointing is present to break the yoke that is hindering our full freedom. I have learned to say, “Lord, I may not feel ready, but if You say the time is now then I trust that Your power is with me and I am willing to be obedient to You.” As you step out in faith to deal with issues you will find that the wisdom, grace, power, and ability that you need are present.
God’s word for you today: Don’t put off until another day what He wants you to deal with today.
He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind]. —Psalm 111:5
Do you have financial worries or concerns about provision in your life right now? If you find yourself worried that you will not have enough, you’re not alone. I have found that many people have the same fear.
Today’s scripture teaches us that as long as we have reverence for God and worship Him, we can count on Him to provide for us. I believe this principle is an important key to having our needs met. If we maintain reverent attitudes toward God and are faithful to worship Him, then we will be able to live in faith instead of fear when needs arise.
Maybe you are facing the possibility of losing your job or your home. Maybe you are working as hard as you can, but your income simply is not enough to support your family. Maybe you are living on Social Security and wondering what the future holds for you. You see prices rising continually and the enemy whispers, “You aren’t going to have enough to live on.”
I encourage you to commit today’s scripture to memory. Meditate on it often, and obey it. As you worship the Lord, remind yourself of all the ways He has taken care of you throughout your life; thank Him for all He has done for you; ask Him for wisdom; and tell Him that you love Him and trust Him to meet every need in your life.
Love God Today: “Thank You, Lord, for being a faithful, trustworthy Provider for me as I continue to worship You.”
– Joyce Meyer
Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid : the depths also were troubled. (Psalm 77:14-16)
Within our world of modern technology and conveniences, it is so easy to take the things of God for granted. God has blessed us with things well beyond our greatest imaginations. However, with the easy convenience of everything, we sometimes forget that none of these things would be possible without God’s grace in our lives. No matter how much we may attain, we are not self-sufficient. Every good and perfect gift is from God. Whenever we face situations that seem insurmountable, we need to remember that God is in control. He is the God of wonders who does what seems impossible. Just ask those who have been healed of terminal illnesses. No situation is too big or small for God. We need to trust him with all of our cares for he cares for us.
Prayer: Father, as you are more than we could ever imagine, teach us to remember all of your wonderful works in our lives. Teach us, O Lord, to fully trust in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.’ — Proverbs 3:5-6
What do you use for your life’s compass? No matter how insightful, wise, experienced, or knowledgeable we may be, only God can guide our steps properly. God asks us to trust him and his wisdom even when we can’t immediately see the rationale behind it.
He wants us to recognize his presence, guidance, and grace in all we do. As we trust and as we acknowledge his presence, we suddenly realize that our paths are a lot straighter and our destinations are a lot a closer.
Dear Father, please give me courage to not lean on my own understanding. I know my thinking can be flawed and what I intend for good can blow up in my face. Please bless me with wisdom and insight as I seek to live for you in today’s confusing and immoral world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Empowerment while single is here! It’s TIME to love yourself so fiercely that anyone who wants your heart will just be an addition to your already developed love.
When we truly, deeply and madly love ourselves, it affects the choices we make and the people we settle for. We realize we are diamonds not up for play and games.
We know our worth and refuse to take less treatment than we deserve.
We treat our bodies with utmost respect and dignity as we know it is not a public place anyone can come and go.
We become enough In ourselves and understand that the presence of a man does not validate our existence but only complements us.
We refuse to hold bitterness or grudge against anyone because we are Queens who don’t carry dead weight.
Love yourself so you can radiate the true feminine energy which will magnet your heart’s desire to you.
Much love and God bless as you Level Up! for the rest of this year and beyond! You got this and God’s got YOU!
*Originally posted on Kim on the Web.
“And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted, (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another (readily and freely) as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 AMP).
As followers of Christ, our character should mirror His character. We should be helpful to one another, kind and tender toward one another, understanding and loving. Most of all, we should be extending forgiveness to one another in the same way that Christ extends forgiveness toward us. In other words, forgive unconditionally. Many times, people won’t forgive until the other person says they are sorry. Or, they won’t forgive because they think somehow they are punishing the other person or giving them what they deserve. But the only person that is hurt by your unforgiveness is you. When you hold unforgiveness, you can’t be forgiven by God, and you are the one locked up in the hurt and pain. Don’t hold unforgiveness any longer! Forgiveness simply begins with a choice to obey God’s command. When you open your heart to forgiveness, you open your heart to God’s h ealing and restoration in your life. Make the choice today to forgive others—readily and freely—as God in Christ forgave you!
Heavenly Father, thank You for shaping my character and making me more like You. I invite You to work in every area of my life. I choose to forgive just as You have forgiven me. I bless Your holy name today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.