Monthly Archives: May 2021

God nurture and nourishes us

May 11

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:11-12.

The word “LORD Almighty” has a feminine grace to it.  In the Hebrew language, the word LORD Almighty is, “El Shaddai” and it also means: the one who nourishes us; the breasted one; the God who pours out His life into us; the comforting parent who cares for us.

This Name describes God as our Mother.  He is our Mother when we need comfort, a Father when we need provision; a Friend when we need understanding; a Brother when we need a helping hand; a Counselor when we need His wisdom.  God’s love for us is stronger than any earthly mother’s love:  “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:15-16. God will never leave nor forsake you.

God is your El Shaddai and is committed to you forever to bestow favor, honor, and everything that you need to create your dream and fulfill your destiny.  Rest in His loving and caring embrace and be safe and secure always in His loving kindness.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am safe, secure and positioned for favor and honor from my LORD Almighty.

Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 13-14; John 2


A Mother’s Love

May 10

“Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  When his parents saw him, they were astonished.  His mother said to him, ‘Son, why have you treated us like this?  Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”  Luke 2:47-48. 

We have always thought of the great love of our Heavenly Father who gave His Son Jesus to save the world.  We have thought of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ who gave up His life for our sins.  But have you ever thought of the great sacrifice of His mother Mary.  She gave her womb as His birthing place; her bosom for His resting place; and her heart as His throne for love.

Mary suffered rejection, ridicule, and had to resist the shame as others slandered her for having a son without a natural father.  She was pregnant by God and not by Joseph.  Mary loved God and loved her son, Jesus whom she knew was the Son of God.  She knew His purpose.  His name described His purpose: “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21. Mary mothered Jesus from the womb and as a child.  She loved her Son, Savior of the world.

God is like a mother to His children, the one who takes us in His lap when we cry and remains committed to us forever. He says to you: “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13. It is said that a mother’s love is the closest thing on earth to God’s love.  We all owe our lives to our mothers. May God’s love flood your heart today as He cares and hold you together with His sustaining love.

Kingdom Declaration:

My God is my nurturer, comforter, and Savior.  He loves me always.

Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 10-12; John 1:29-51


Do the Right Thing

May 9

“He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8.  

God tells us how we can grow in favor with God by obeying what He requires of you. Walking in divine favor, gaining holistic prosperity and success are all promised to us by God when we meet His requirements.  

God’s requirements:

1) Act Justly.  Do the right thing.  Make your choices not by feelings or popularity but by what is right in God’s eyes. 

2) Love mercy.  Your mercy account grows when you seize opportunities to show mercy instead of vengeance or judgment.  “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7. 

3) Walk humbly.  Resist pride, proud thoughts, and arrogance.  As God begin to prosper you more, grow in humility.  Serve others, bless others, and look for opportunities to exalt God.  As we walk humbly before God, He will exalt us.  “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6. 

His grace is with you today as you act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before Him.

Kingdom Declaration:

I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before my God and King.

Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 7-9; John 1:1-28


God is Gracious and Compassionate

May 7

“If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.” 2 Chronicles 30:9.  

God is gracious and compassionate.  The Bible encourages us to expect God’s acts of love, compassion, and mercy every day.  “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.  

Failure to God is opportunity:

1) For Jesus Christ to apply His Blood for the forgiveness of our sins. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28.

2) To fulfill the purpose of the cross. They mocked Jesus during His crucifixion and shouted: “Come down from the cross and save yourself!” Mark 15:30. He didn’t, He died to save you.

3) To confirm that you are an overcomer. “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4. 

Failure is not only an opportunity for God to prove His love and power in your life, but also an opportunity for you to experience His unchanging love, graciousness, and compassion.  It is an opportunity to learn, grow in experience, and mature in faith. Booker T. Washington says: “True success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached or accomplished in life but by the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.” 

As a child of God you are given power as a kingdom enforcer to overcome failures, correct mistakes, and rule your world that is filled with the love and mercy of God.

Kingdom Declaration:

I am a Kingdom Enforcer to show the love and compassion of God to others.  I live in His love.

Read the Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 1-3; Luke 24:1-35

God is Holy

May 6

“Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name – He is holy.” Psalm 99:2,3. 

God is Holy.  When we examine ourselves in the light of God we are aware of our imperfections, areas of unrighteousness, and weaknesses.  Jesus Christ in His holiness embraced our sinfulness.  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23,24. 

We thank God for the cross and the purpose of its cruelty and shame:  Jesus died for us, took our sins and shame and made us free to embrace the holiness of God.   Leonard Ravenhill, a British evangelist said, “The greatest miracle God can do today is take an unholy man out of an unholy world, make that man holy, then put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.” 

When we come before our Holy God in prayer we are covered with the Righteousness of Jesus Christ, His Armor, and His Glory.  Jesus Christ is the King of Glory who covers us and presents us before our Holy Father as the righteousness of God.  “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21. Because of this we can come boldly before His throne of grace in prayer for daily mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and His loving kindness. 

The great strength of parenting is to daily nurture, help, forgive, and love imperfect, growing, and challenging children.  God’s love towards us is even more, and will help you to grow in maturity, strength, wisdom, and righteousness.  Let us be thankful for our Holy God’s compassion as He sees us through mercy eyes and loves us through His Son’s finished work on the cross.

Kingdom Declaration:

God is holy and I live daily in the righteousness of Jesus Christ my Savior.

Read the Bible in One Year: 1 Kings 21-22; Luke 23:26-56

God is love

May 5

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16.

God is love.  His thoughts toward you are always love.  God loves us regardless of whether we love Him or not.  God is love.  His love is not dependent on our reaction, God is love.  “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9-10. 

Some mothers live their life for their children.  For the love of her child a mother is deprived of sleep; eats after she knows her child has eaten; goes on a vacation after her child school fees are paid; think of herself when her child is OK.  A mother’s love is sacrificial and never dies. Yet a mother’s love cannot compare to God’s love for you.  Christ died for you – eternal Love in expression.

As you receive God’s love it comes with forgiveness, compassion, and power for you to live securely in Him now and forever.  His love covers our weaknesses and failures.  His love can reach into your past and erase all failures and sins.  His love embraces you in the present with help for today and hope for tomorrow.  His love has already designed your future and He is there before you get there.  You are safe and secure in God’s love.  God will NEVER stop loving you.  His love for you endures forever. 

Kingdom Declaration:

I am safe in the love of my King. 

Read the Bible in One Year: 1 Kings 19-20; Luke 23:1-25

God is Almighty

May 3

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Genesis 17:1-2. 

God is Almighty.  In this scripture, God is confirming His covenant with Abram and his descendants.  Twenty-nine years previously they had entered a covenant that would include the possession of land and the development of a nation.  During this time of waiting, Abram and Sarah’s faith was tested as they faced ruthless kings of Egypt, family issues with their nephew Lot, and the greatest test of all was their patience to wait on God for the fulfillment of their covenant promise.

Abram and Sarah remained childless in spite praying and believing for the birth of a son.  God came to Abraham when he was 90 years old and put a seal on His covenant with him.  He called himself, “God Almighty”.  The Hebrew word for “almighty” is “Shaddai”, meaning: strong, mighty, able to create or destroy, unlimited in power. 

As “God Almighty” He is our Eternal, Omnipotent God without limitations in power; able to create in and through us; able to destroy our enemies and able to do miracles to fulfill His promises in our lives. As God Almighty, He blessed Abram and Sarah despite their old age to bring forth a son called Isaac.  From Isaac came a nation called Israel, our Messiah called Jesus Christ, Christianity, and the Church of Jesus Christ. Your Almighty God can bless you and He will.  Wait on Him.  Believe in Him, for with our Almighty God Almighty, all things are possible. 

Kingdom Declaration:

I am believing God for great miracles and for His great glory to manifest in and through me.

Read the Bible in One Year: 1 Kings 14-15; Luke 22:21-46