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To know God means to Give Ourselves Daily to Him and ask Him every morning what path would He have us take today. Who should we witness to. What scriptures should we read today. What can we learn about ourselves through other people and situations around us. These are things we can always find out when we Give Ourselves Daily to God.

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Discipline - The power to stay focused on a consistent basis. After prayer, after meditating, after studying the Word, we then need to discipline ourselves to live a life that is pleasing in God's sight all the time.  We need to discipline our mind that when we are in a situation that provokes us to do wrong, that we do not compromise but stay steadfast and do what is right.

We have to learn to be obedient. When God asks us to do something, do we gladly do it and do it right away or do we hesitate and try to do it later or even not at all. If we hesitate, it's still like being disobedient. Let's start to want and desire to do what God wants us to do immediately.

Every day we have to make decisions on different things. Our goal should be to please God with these decisions.  That is why we should always ask ourselves is this just a good decision or is it a God decision.
 


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Will-power versus God-power. It is good to have will-power when it comes to the ability to do things or stay away from temptation, but sometimes will-power is not enough. It can fail you when you need it the most. God-power on the other hand will never fail you if you have faith and believe. God-power will take over when your own will-power just can't continue on. So let us pray each day that God give us His power when ours fails.

Tithing is a way that helps keep the Good News Of God's Kingdom being preached and spread all throughout the world. It takes our tithes (money) to keep our local church functioning. Can you imagine going to your local church during the summer and there are no fans or air conditioning because the electric is cut off because the congregation did not give the tithes as we were supposed to. If things are taken care of in the church because of our tithes each week, the church will stay a comfortable place for us to continue to go to, to pray, praise and worship God. So let us all keep tithing like we are supposed to.

If we change our thinking, we can change our lives. Every time God wants us to do something for Him that we know we should do, we can sometimes find ourselves always talking ourselves out of doing it. We say to ourselves we can't, we're not strong enough or smart enough or patient enough. Stop telling yourselves what you can't do and start telling yourselves what you can do. Just Do It.

Do you seek, desire and pray for wisdom? Proverbs 2:9-11 (The New Living Translation) says:  9 "Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. 11 Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe."   We should always ask God to help us when making decisions.

God wants us to be blessed and have abundance but it is something that is just not given to us without any effort on our part. Proverbs 10:4 (The New Living Translation) says: "Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich." As you can see it takes hard work. If we work hard and keep God First In Our Lives we will be able to achieve those riches.

We serve a Right Now God, but sometimes we get frustrated when we do not get the blessings that we think we deserve right now. Through our human nature, it is not easy to be patient, but we must. It is not easy to keep our mouths shut and not complain, but we must. --  Galations 6:9 (NLT) says: So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.  -- Let us continue to know that we will receive God's blessings in due time.

Backsliding. As Christians, when we first hear about God and the love He has for us by sending His Son Jesus Christ and we become saved, we are excited, we feel nothing can bring us down, we become high in the Lord as some would say. But when we least expect it, the enemy sneaks up and puts anything that we used to like in our path. We must always be aware of that. If we keep our face in God's word and we think about it day and night, then when an obstacle does come our way, we can discern that  it is from the devil and we can bring back to memory what we have read and use that information to overcome it and win the battle.

Be around  POSITIVE people. 1 Cor. 15:33 (NKJV) Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits".  Stay away from those people who are trying to act like they are your friends but what they are really doing is bringing you down. They are pulling you in the wrong direction away from God. They can do this by encouraging you to do things that you know deep in your heart are not things that God approves of. That is why it says in this scripture - DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

Ephesians 6:10-18 (Message Bible) Be prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. ---- So much can be talked about in these scriptures but one thing stands out is that we need to help our brothers and sisters in Christ to stay spiritually strong in these last days.

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God." ---- Many of us find ourselves stressed about things that we have no control over. This is the time when we should do what Philipians says and let our requests be known to God and then we should let go and let God.

Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) "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." ----- If we find ourselves without faith it is because we are not seeking God. To diligently seek God means to pick up the Bible, read it, study it, meditate on it and apply what it says is our lives. Everything we need to please God is found in His Word. If you do these things along with Prayer, your faith will grow.

Hebrews 13:1,2 (Message Bible) Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it. ---- As Christian brothers and sisters in Christ we should be able to help people in anyway we can.

Imagine if someone you love walks into the same room with you, looks at you directly in your face and does not say anything to you. Now imagine if you went out of your way to give someone something that you know they really wanted and they didn't even say thanks to you. You would feel some kind of way, wouldn't you? That is the way God must feel at times when we don't even take 1 minute out of a 24 hour day to say Thank You for what He has done for us. When we don't pray it is like looking in the direction of God and not saying anything. Did you pray today? It's not too late to start.

Romans 12:2 (New Life Version Bible) Do not act like the sinful people of the world. Let God change your life. First of all, let Him give you a new mind. Then you will know what God wants you to do. And the things you do will be good and pleasing and perfect. --- Our entire life should be about pleasing Almighty God. The way we do that is by first renewing our mind and getting away from attitude and actions that the world offers. Let us all change our life for the better starting today.

Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Message Bible) Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! --- As you can see, this scripture says it all. Let us all do as it says.

Psalms 37:4 (Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.) --- We should find joy in serving Almighty God and obeying Him through what He says in His Word. Even though He will give us the desires of our heart if we obey Him, we should not serve Him for what we can get from Him but because we love Him.

We need to always remember that we need to live a Christian life all the time, not just on Sunday.

We must give God the glory through good times as well as bad times. We have to look at all situations as a way to give Him honor and realize that we can become stronger in Him.

These are some of the things you will sometimes go through before you can reach the destiny that God has for you. ------- Problems before Prosperity, Opposition before Opportunity, Sadness before Success, Depression before Deliverance, Frustration before bearing Fruit, Battered before Blessings.

Mathew 6:25 (NKJV) "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?" ---- There is a saying that says (Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do but it won't take you anywhere.) The only thing worrying will do is stress you out and raise your blood pressure. Let our heavenly Father take care of these things for us as we do what this scripture says and not to worry.

James 1: 2,3 (NKJV) says "My brethen, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." ---- Sometimes God may allow us to go through different trials and tribulations not because He does not love us, but because He knows that if we trust and have faith in Him during these trials and tribulations that we will come out stronger and we can become a witness and testimony to others who may go through the same situation. Remember, everything we go through and everything we do on a daily basis is so God can get the glory He rightfully deserves.

Do you love God? When you say it, do you really mean it, do you really feel it? Actions speak louder than words. What have you done today that shows that you love God? Anytime you feel that your love is wavering, just pick up a bible and start reading and applying in your life what you have read and your love will continue to grow.

Being a Christian is all about change. When we accepted Jesus in our life, we signed up for change. We leave our old worldly ways behind us and start living a Holy, God pleasing way of life. If we are doing the same things we did in the world, we should evaluate our lives and make the change to become a better person that God will be proud of.

When was the last time you gave someone homeless money or paid for some food for them at a hot dog cart or nearby restaurant? Even if all we may have is $1.00 to give them, let us do that because that may be the only money or food they may get that day. We always pray for them but God may be the one putting it in our heart and using us to be the one to give it to them.

There is nothing more exciting than when God reveals something to us while reading His word. Many of us have never read the Bible from cover to cover and for those who have, it is so wonderful when we found out new things about God and His plan for mankind. Even if you have only 15 minutes a day to get into the word, take advantage of it and let God give you revelation and peace of mind.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (New Life Version Bible) Do you not know that sinful men will have no place in the holy nation of God? Do not be fooled. A person who does sex sins, or who worships false gods, or who is not faithful in marriage, or men who act like women, or people who do sex sins with their own sex, will have no place in the holy nation of God. 10 Also those who steal, or those who always want to get more of everything, or who get drunk, or who say bad things about others, or take things that are not theirs, will have no place in the holy nation of God. 11 Some of you were like that. But now your sins are washed away. You were set apart for God-like living to do His work. You were made right with God through our Lord Jesus Christ by the Spirit of our God. ---- Verse 11 says some of you were like that which shows us all that if you are engaging in any of these things, that you can change and get yourself right and in line with God.

PATIENCE. How many of us have it? - James 1: 2,3 (NKJV) says "My brethen, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." ---- Why does God want us to develop patience? Because He knows being patient can keep us out of trouble. Think about it for a moment, how many minor and life changing mistakes have we all made in our lives because we were not patient? We wanted it right then and right there so we went on and did it. We are now living our mistakes because of not being patient. Let us today start developing the patience God wants us to have.

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It was Jesus Christ Himself that spoke those famous words at John 3:16 NKJV "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."  --- This is what Almighty God did for us, what have we as individuals done for God? Start searching the scriptures today and see the many things that we can do that will please our Heavenly Father.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV (But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!) --- As the scripture says we are living in the last days and as long as we keep this in the front of our mind, we should focus on a daily basis showing people the way to Christ Jesus.

The number 1 thing the enemy wants us to do is be distracted from what God wants us to accomplish in our lives for Him. How many times have you been getting ready to do something concerning God such as reading your bible and then the phone rings or the door bell rings. Before you know it you are talking to someone for 15, 30 even 45 minutes and you now have forgotten about God. Don't let this happen.

What have you done in the last month that has helped advance the Kingdom of God. Whether it is through our words, money or possessions, this is what we are commissioned to do on a daily basis. If the everyday problems of the world has pushed you off your course, stop, get yourself together and get back on the right course today. It's never too late to put a smile on God's face.

Let us not start loving the material blessings that our Father in heaven has provided us with,  more than our Father, the one that has blessed us.  Without Him, the blessings would not be there. Take a moment and give Him honor and glory right now where you are.

Sometimes our fellow brother or sister can see something in us that we may be doing wrong. Don't get upset. Be honest and ask yourself, could they be right, then pray to God and start on your road to making changes that will make you a better person for yourself as well as for God.

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. This is what 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NKJV) says. As Christians striving to live our lives the way God wants us to live our lives, we always have to be watchful as to the many ways of sin that are all around us. We have to stand fast and resist the desire to fall into the traps that the enemy is trying to set for us.

Everyday we should acknowledge to God that we need Him. When we start to act like we do not need God in our lives and that we can do everything ourselves, that's when we run into problems. The next time we are about to do something, acknowledge God and watch Him make our situation better.

We have to realize what our purpose is in God. Only when we do that can our lives take on new meaning and we start to work towards the destiny that God has for us.

A pastor once said new levels bring new devils. When God wants us to move forward in His love and wants us to learn more about Him and His son Jesus Christ, the devil doesn't like it nor wants us to move forward, so you start to see negative situations come up. Anything that has held you back in the past starts to come in your mind to distract from getting closer to God. All this means is that you are being led by God to go to the next level in Him. Victory will prevail.

Are we praying to God everyday for what we want such as material things? Think about how you would feel if someone close to you only asks you for money or material things every time they are around you. This is how God feels. The next time we pray to God, let's talk to Him about Him and what He wants from us, not what material things He can give us.

We have to learn to be obedient. When God asks us to do something, do we gladly do it and do it right away or do we hesitate and try to do it later or even not at all. If we hesitate, it's still like being disobedient. Let's start to want and desire to do what God wants us to do immediately.

Every day we have to make decisions on different things. Our goal should be to please God with these decisions.  That is why we should always ask ourselves is this just a good decision or is it a God decision.

Will-power versus God-power. It is good to have will-power when it comes to the ability to do things or stay away from temptation, but sometimes will-power is not enough. It can fail you when you need it the most. God-power on the other hand will never fail you if you have faith and believe. God-power will take over when your own will-power just can't continue on. So let us pray each day that God give us His power when ours fails.

Tithing is a way that helps keep the Good News Of God's Kingdom being preached and spread all throughout the world. It takes our tithes (money) to keep our local church functioning. Can you imagine going to your local church during the summer and there are no fans or air conditioning because the electric is cut off because the congregation did not give the tithes as we were supposed to. If things are taken care of in the church because of our tithes each week, the church will stay a comfortable place for us to continue to go to, to pray, praise and worship God. So let us all keep tithing like we are supposed to.

If we change our thinking, we can change our lives. Every time God wants us to do something for Him that we know we should do, we can sometimes find ourselves always talking ourselves out of doing it. We say to ourselves we can't, we're not strong enough or smart enough or patient enough. Stop telling yourselves what you can't do and start telling yourselves what you can do. Just Do It.

When we go to Church, sad to say, many of us go there to just get that feel good feeling for that day. We get our emotional feelings satisfied, we leave Church and then we are back to our same routine of life. This is not the way it should be. One of our goals should  be that when we go to Church, we should go there to fellowship with our brothers and sisters. I say this because if we really put God first in our lives, we should get that feel good feeling everyday when we take time to read, study and meditate on His word. It should not be just a one day event. Have you put your face in the Bible today?

Because of the problems of everyday life, we can find ourselves losing focus on what is truly important. That is our relationship with God. We must remember, it  is only through that relationship can He help us deal with those everyday problems successfully. We as humans tend to feel we can do everything by ourselves, but through God, we can receive an open mind and a calm spirit when dealing with the problems of the day.

How many times have you sinned within the past week, thinking the wrong thoughts, saying the wrong thing or anything like that? Only through the mercy of God, does He when we really are sorry for the sins we have committed, show kind mercy to us and forgives us. Can you imagine if every time we sin, something gets taken away from us. Many of us would have absolutely nothing. The next time you pray to God, thank Him for forgiving you.

Have you ever opened the Bible to no particular page and your eyes went right to what you needed to read? If so, that was God talking to you letting you know that He is aware of your situation and that He is there to help you through it. Remember, God will give you the answers to your questions either through His word or through an individual.

Are you being tempted by the Devil? The (New Living Translation) says in Proverbs 25:28 "A person without self control is as defenseless as a city with broken down walls." The enemy is looking for every opportunity, I mean every opportunity he can to tempt us by putting us into situations that would make us have to make some type of decision. A decision that either will please our God or please the Devil. Did you have self control today?

Do you pray to God for 5 minutes, 20 minutes or hours. Whatever you do, just make the time to do it, not just today, but every morning when you wake up. Take a moment to say hello to the God that woke you up and is giving you another chance to further fulfill your divine assignment He has for your life.

When you come to church it should be for 3 reasons. (1) To praise and worship God. (2) To hear the word of God. (3) To fellowship with your brothers and sisters because they may need a hug or smile from you to help them make it through a tough time.

Develop a hunger for God's word. When we get a hunger for physical food, we just can't wait to sit down and eat the physical food because we know that it will taste good, make us happy and fulfill that desire for food we had all day. In the same way, God's word tastes good, makes us happy and fulfills all kinds of desires that we have on a day to day basis. It is long lasting, brings us closer to God and helps us become better people if we apply God's principles in our lives.

When God has spoken to you to do something one way, you must do it His way, not your way. Your way may seem like it'll work, but all that you are doing is prolonging the blessings that God has for you because He is not obligated to bless you for doing it your way. His way will give you the blessings you desire.

Your life should be for the advancement of God's Kingdom. First, foremost and always.

Obey God. When you read in the bible where God tells you specifically what to do or not to do, do exactly that. When you disobey God, you will suffer the consequences of your actions.

If you haven't seen in your life what God has put in your spirit, then keep moving. Through your faith, you will receive your blessings. Your present situation will soon pass.

When you are going through trials and tribulations in your marriage, your home life, your social life or your finances, remember when you are down to nothing, God is up to something.       He will make a way out so you can give Him the honor and glory.

The world says you have to see it to believe it. With God you have to believe it, then you'll see it.

Use your words not to describe your situation but use your words to change your situation.

Distractions, distractions, distractions. Have you ever noticed that when you are supposed to be focused on 1 thing, 5 other things pop up around you. These other things start to look so appealing that you now turn your attention from what is in actuality your main priority and start focusing on what is not important. This does not bring you closer to your ultimate goal but steers you away from it.