Monthly Archives: July 2019

Don’t give up

July 22

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7.

It is the last bout of pain that a mother in labor brings a child into existence. Oftentimes without pain there is no gain. Whatever you do, don’t give up. The greatest temptation for Jesus Christ was to give up on His purpose that included torture, shame, and death for the sins, sickness, and curses of the world. He agonized in the garden of Gethsemane just before His final victory on the cross. He was strengthened by His Father to finish His assignment and He cried out victoriously on the cross, “It is finished”.

Just before Joseph became Prime Minister of Egypt, he was thrown into a prison; just before Jacob became Israel he was almost killed by his brother; just before Gideon became a mighty warrior and savior of Israel, he almost gave up on God. Don’t give up!

Florence Chadwick failed in her first attempt to swim the English Channel, because of fog. She couldn’t see that she was less than half-a-mile from the shore. When they told her how close she had been to the finish, she broke down and wept. But she went back again, this time more determined than ever, and broke the world record. She understood that everything she lived and worked for could be hers, if she could only go a little farther and never give up.

Don’t give up. Your miracle is just around the corner. It might seem foggy today but remember that God sees the whole picture. He sees you at the finish line boasting in the LORD Jesus your Provider and Protector. Don’t give up!

Kingdom Declaration:

I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 31,32; Acts 23.


An attitude of meekness

July 20

“In a little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.” (Ps. 37:10,11).

Jesus emphasized the power of meekness to His disciples, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matt. 5:5). Meekness is a key to possessing your inheritance of salvation, provision, peace, purpose, and eternal rewards from God. Meekness is an attitude towards God where you humbly acquiesce to His plans and purpose for your life. Meekness in an attitude of rest knowing that God is in you, with you and for you therefore you are safe and secure because of His abiding grace. It’s not by your might and power that you are saved and safe, but the LORD is your Salvation.

Meekness is an attitude towards others. It is an attitude of a student to a teacher, an employee to a supervisor, a child towards parents, husband and wife towards each other, and a friend towards a friend.
A meek attitude is your guarantee of victory and great peace in all areas of life.

Be blessed today as you purpose an attitude of meekness. Let it be a power within that gives you the power to rule your world (emotions, choices, and actions). Nothing and no one can stop you from your inheritance on Earth. The glory of God watches over you as it rises upon you.

Kingdom Declaration:

My King of glory has secured all my needs for a delightful inheritance.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalms 26-28; Acts 22:1-14.


Clothed in the beauty of the Lord

July 19

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10.

Jesus is the lover of our soul. Our relationship with Him is often described in the imagery of a bride and bridegroom. As His bride, our soul rejoices in Him. We are grateful for the great dowry that he paid to embrace us into His royal family, “The Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45. He gave His life so that we can share His eternal life.

As His bride, He provided for us His robe of righteousness so that we can be free from all condemnation and walk proudly knowing that we are accepted by our beloved Christ. Forgiveness and acceptance is the great privilege that we have in Jesus with His peace, joy, and enduring love.

If God be for you who can successfully come against you. Rejoice in Him as He rejoices over you. Let your soul rest in Him as He cares for you. His garment of salvation upon you provides daily protection and provision. Let the beauty of Christ be seen in you today as you display His awesome glory in your life.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am clothed in the beauty of Jesus Christ my King of Glory.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalms 23-25; Acts 21:18-40.


The LORD is faithful to all his promises

July 18

“So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.’” Joshua 14:9.

If you endure hardships with perseverance and don’t give up, God will come through with every promise that he has made. Endurance is a necessary character to victorious living. There are some things in life where you have no choice. You did not choose to be born in a corrupt world. You did not choose to have Satan as an enemy that the Bible describes as having only one agenda, ‘to steal, kill and to destroy’. You did not choose at times to be wounded or to be disappointed. But you can choose to live a lifestyle of faith and victory.

The children of Israel were promised by God land, prosperity, and great significance in the affairs of humanity. Caleb at eighty years old, after forty years in the wilderness, was determined to get all his personal inheritance in spite his age and major oppositions. He was a man of faith and faithfulness. What he pursued, he obtained with God’s help.

By faith and guts he put his feet on his promise; by prayer and passion he remained focused; by endurance and determination he overcame all obstacles. Whatever God has promised you is already waiting for you. Don’t give up and don’t give in until you receive your blessing.

Kingdom Declaration:

My God is faithful and powerful to fulfill all His promises to me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalms 20-22; Acts 21:1-17.

You are crowned with glory and honor

July 17

“What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” (Ps. 8:4,5).

Of all life forms in nature and in the Earth, sky and seas, God greatest glory is in His highest created beings – people. The intricacy and beauty in all nature cannot compare to the great value that God has placed in you. He made you in His image and likeness, and crowned you with His glory and honor.

David was witness of God’s great Glory:
His protection: “But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” (Ps. 3:3).
His victories: “Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.” (Ps. 21:5).
His power and influence: “And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him.” (1 Chron. 11:9).
His abject poverty: “Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple.” (1 Chron. 29:2-3)
His healing of terminal illness: “O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” (Ps. 30:2).
His promotion from God: “David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.” (2 Sam. 5:4).

Now you. God has crowned with glory and honor that will manifest in greater measure in your life as you believe and declare His word over you, “I am crowned with God’s glory and honor!”

Kingdom Declaration:

I am crowned with glory and honor to manifest the CHAYIL Glory of the LORD Jesus Christ in and through me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 18,19; Acts 20:17-38.


July 16 – All nature declares the existence of God

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.” “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 8:1;19:1

David as a shepherd boy devoted himself to the study of nature and God’s Word. As he lay in the Middle Eastern hills on a clear night gazing into the heavens, he was overwhelmed by the greatness and the excellent power of God.

There are three types of ‘heavens’ that declare the glory of God:
1) The Atmospheric Heaven with the air, sky, and clouds.
2) The Solar Heaven with the sun, planets, moons, satellites, comets, asteroids. The Milky Way is said to contain over 200 billion stars each ‘set in place’ by God to display His awesome glory.
3) The Highest Heaven where God Himself resides with His host of angels and believers.

Science keeps confirming the existence of a greater power outside humanity, a higher being whom we call ‘God’. Nature cries out that there is an Awesome God. The beauty of nature untouched by human hands gives us a glimpse of His excellence in creative power. The Earth, sky and seas with all its life forms declare God’s glory. The awesome Creator, LORD Almighty wants to be our God and Heavenly Father. What a privilege?

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him above all heavenly hosts. Praise our Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Today, praise God as your Holy Father and exalt the Majestic Name of Jesus Christ, your Savior and King.

Kingdom Declaration:

God’s awesome Glory that fill the earth and the Name of Jesus revered by king

Who is your Savior?

July 15

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11.

The world’s philosophy is that we should look to ourselves, money, and other people as ‘Saviors’. I read the story of a soldier in Napoleon’s army who was mortally wounded in battle. As he lay dying in his tent the hero he worshipped, lived for, and would now die for, came into his tent. The officer thought for sure that his mighty leader could save his life but sadly Napoleon shook his head and turned away from the side of the dying man. The book describes the tragic scene: “As the dying man felt the cold, merciless hand of death drawing him irresistibly behind the curtain of the unseen world, he was still heard to shriek out, ‘Save me, Napoleon! Save me!’” In the hour of death, the soldier discovered that Napoleon could not save him.

Who is your Savior? Who will be there to save you when you enter eternal life? “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” (Acts:16:31). As Jesus walked the earth people who recognized Him as Jesus, son of David, Messiah, Savior, received His gift of salvation and miracles.

“As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” (Matt. 9:27); they were healed. A desperate mother: “A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.” (Matt. 15:22). Her daughter was healed.

God’s gift of salvation to you includes: forgiveness, freedom from guilt, health and healing, help for your family, blessings in your career or business, blessed relationships, and an eternal home with Jesus. Pray now and ask Jesus to be your personal Savior and Lord. Believe in Him and you will be saved. He died to save you and He is alive to save you forever.

Kingdom Declaration:

Jesus Christ is my Savior, my LORD, and King of Glory.


Create a greater you

July 14

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” (Heb.10:22).

As a child, we were trained not to show our feelings or we could be deemed as immature or it can be judged as a sign of weakness. We become unprofessionally trained actors trying to please others and living in the fear of people. We put on our masks every day and we can get to the point of not being sincere with ourselves or with God.

Peggy Noonan, in her book Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, noted that appearances can be deceiving. “People never look like what they are,” she wrote. Of one unscrupulous businessman, she commented that if we could see him, as he really is, “He’d be sitting at the dinner party with a dagger in his teeth. To all outward appearances he was an upstanding citizen, yet he was a hypocrite to the core.”

Be straightforward with God in full assurance that He loves you just the way you really are. He died for your weaknesses and in Him you will find the strength to be yourself and love yourself so that you can truly begin to love others. As you assess yourself, receive from Jesus forgiveness for your imperfections. Purpose change. Change the attitudes that need changing, and create the new you with full assurance of God’s love and grace each step of the way.

Kingdom Declaration:

I have the power to create a greater me for God’s greater glory.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 9-12; Acts 19:1-20


Nurture a spirit of excellence

July 13

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Col. 3:23,24).

God is encouraging us to nurture a spirit of excellence in all that we do – at home, work, ministry, serving, and volunteering. Our work is important to God. God Himself worked and created the universe: “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; soon the seventh day he rested from all his work.” (Gen. 2:2).

The ability to work and the opportunity to work and feel satisfaction is a blessing from God. “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. (Eccl. 2:24). Be thankful for your work, the ability to work, and work with a spirit of excellence. A grateful spirit is a spirit of excellence that creates a healthy atmosphere everywhere.

As you work remember:
1) Work with a spirit of excellence. Do your best, not just to please others, but because of your value with the spirit of excellence.
2) Grow in the spirit of excellence. The spirit of excellence is a growth process that involves continuous learning and determination for greater achievements.
3) God will reward your spirit of excellence. Yes, unfortunately we do not always get the praise of men but remember that God will praise you and reward you.
4) Take care of yourself with excellence. Value yourself as God values you. God made you excellent: “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Ps. 139:14).

Let us work not only for the reward of a paycheck but to nurture a spirit of excellence that is both self-rewarding and God-rewarding. Love excellence – nurture it, work it, live by it, and experience it.

Kingdom Declaration:

God is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance as I work with excellence today.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 7,8; Acts 18


Jesus loves you

July 12

“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’  And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”  Luke 23:34.

The last words of a dying person usually reflect their attitude of heart and lifestyle.  General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was to be the keynote speaker at his international convention.  He became ill and could not attend so he dictated a one-word telegram that would be his last sermon.  His final message was this: “Others!”

Jesus’ final message as He was dying on the cross was a prayer for ‘others’, including you and me.  He prayed for our forgiveness. The heart of God is love, mercy, and forgiveness. God loves the world and that includes you. Do not allow guilt or fear to destroy your confidence in God’s love. Jesus came to Earth so that you could go to heaven. He died so that you could have eternal life. He was nailed to the cross so that you might go free. His final message to the world was, “I forgive you.” Today be free and rest in His amazing grace and unchanging love.

Kingdom Declaration:

Nothing and no one can separate me from the love of Jesus Christ.

Read the Bible in One Year: Psalm 4-6; Acts 17:16-34.