December 3, 2013
spiritualinspiration:

“…Joshua said to the people: ‘Shout, for the LORD has given you the city!’…And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat” (Joshua 6:16 & 20, NKJ)
If you are facing difficulty today, if there seems to be massive walls standing in the way of your breakthrough, remember, praise precedes the victory. Why don’t you do like the Israelites and give a shout of praise anyway. Stand and believe that God is at work even if you don’t see it. Before long, those walls will come down, and you’ll move forward into the victory He has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of victory. I choose to stand in faith, giving You the praise until I see my breakthrough. Thank You for strengthening me and directing my every step. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

spiritualinspiration:

“…Joshua said to the people: ‘Shout, for the LORD has given you the city!’…And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat” (Joshua 6:16 & 20, NKJ)

If you are facing difficulty today, if there seems to be massive walls standing in the way of your breakthrough, remember, praise precedes the victory. Why don’t you do like the Israelites and give a shout of praise anyway. Stand and believe that God is at work even if you don’t see it. Before long, those walls will come down, and you’ll move forward into the victory He has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

“Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of victory. I choose to stand in faith, giving You the praise until I see my breakthrough. Thank You for strengthening me and directing my every step. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

(via spiritualinspiration)

December 3, 2013
"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life."

— Psalm 139:23-24

November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013
The Correct Heart Disposition.

Psalm 119:18 has become one of my favorite verses and really expresses the cry of my heart every morning as I read God’s Word.

It reads “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.”

The psalmist recognizes that God is our source of (in)sight, literally and figuratively. The correct disposition toward the Word then, is to acknowledge that God alone reveals the wisdom contained in it (James 1:5, 3:17).

"Open my eyes" implies that lest we appeal to God do the opening, we are not able to correctly read God’s Word (Proverbs 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding). 

Let us then begin our study of God’s Word with this as our proclamation; for “he gives more grace, therefore it says ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” and “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you” (James 4:6,10).