Monthly Archives: October 2021

The Lord is your Helper

October 31

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’  So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?’”  (Heb. 13:5,6).

God’s promise to Joshua: “No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Josh. 1:5). This promise is now from God to you. The world fears economic collapse, war, diseases, and the future.  But with God in your life you can confidently say, “God is with me so I am secure.” 

God promises:

1) Never to leave you.  You will never be alone in your circumstances. 

2) Never to forsake you.  Friends may forsake you, a spouse may forsake you, family may forsake you but God never will. God is a God of holy character and He stands by His Word. At a wedding vows are made but often lovers become enemies. God never changes. You can count on Him through thick or thin, through the good times or bad, He is always with you.  If you fail, He will never fail you. 

Do not be afraid of tomorrow, God is already there waiting for you.  Today declare, “The Lord is my helper.  He is with me so I will not be afraid!”

Kingdom Declaration:

I am secure with the Awesome Presence and Power of God in me and with me forever.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 22,23; Titus 1.

Honor God and He will honor you

October 30

“The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.” (Gen. 39:23).

Joseph was a man that was greatly used by God to preserve his father, his family, and nations in a time of famine. Joseph’s journey, however, included jealousy, treachery, slavery, lies, and slander but God’s purpose for his life was more powerful than all that he faced.  He went from his parents loving protection to be thrown in a pit and left to die by his jealous brothers.  He was a victim of treachery by his brothers who tried to kill him – the same brothers whom he would later save. 

He was sold into slavery and eventually bought by Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials, to become the manager of his household. The grace on his life made him so attractive that Pharaoh’s wife tried to seduce him. Joseph, however, was a man of great character and resisted the temptation of Potiphar’s wife. When Joseph ran from her, she became bitter and lied that he tried to seduce her.  Joseph ended up in prison but he was promoted in prison.  Wherever Joseph went he was blessed and was a blessing.  “The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered.” (Gen. 39:2). 

The CHAYIL Pillars worship, wisdom, power, honor, favor, wealth, and influence, reflect the growth of Jesus, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” (Luke 2:52). As your pillars of life, they will help you to grow like Jesus for an overcoming successful life. Joseph was honored everywhere he went and he eventually became the Prime Minister of Egypt. Joseph honored God through all circumstances and God honored him, “The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered.” (Gen. 39:2).

Kingdom Declaration:

Nothing can separate me from the love, protection, and the provision of my God.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 20,21; 2 Timothy 4.

Security in God’s salvation

October 29

“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Rom. 10:9-10).

Have you intentionally chosen Jesus Christ to be you Savior and Lord? If not, do it today.  By simply asking Him, God is ready to forgive, cleanse, and save you.  By praying a simple prayer that includes: confession of your belief in Jesus Christ as Son of God (faith); confession of your imperfections and need of Him (honesty); asking for His forgiveness of your sins (humility); asking for His Holy Presence to enter your heart (empowerment); declaring Him as LORD of your life (security forever), you will be saved.  The Bible says: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” (Acts 16:31).

The salvation of Jesus Christ is not a ‘one-time’ act. We daily need God’s saving grace as we work, play, and live. His salvation includes forgiveness, help, healing, deliverance, and divine protection.

For confirmation and security please pray this prayer with me:

“Dear Jesus, I believe in you that you are the son of God. Please forgive me for all my failures, mistakes, weaknesses, and sins.  I invite you into my heart as my Savior and Lord.  I humbly accept your gift of salvation and I ask for your guidance as I chose to live for you, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  God is now in you and with you forever. He will never leave you nor forsake you. 

Kingdom Declaration:

Jesus Christ is my Savior, Lord and King.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 18-19; 2 Timothy 3.

Friends of God

October 28

“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend.  Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” (Ex. 33:11).

Moses’ relationship with God was not only as a servant, but as a friend of God. As God’s friend, he had the privilege of speaking with Him face to face.  Moses did not need a mediator to commune with God, He was a welcomed friend in His Presence. 

Abraham was also called, ‘the friend of God’, and as a result God told Him secrets and discussed with Him His plans and purposes.  God would not destroy Sodom, a city where Abraham’s relatives resided, before discussing it with His friend Abraham. With friendship come intimacy, trust, kindness, and mutual benefit. 

Today you have a friend, a very special One. Jesus said, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15). As your Friend, God desires to be intimate with you and share His secrets with you as you spend time with Him.  God loves you and call you His friend.

Kingdom Declaration:

I thank God for being my Savior, Friend, Lord, and King.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 15-17; 2 Timothy 2.

Worry is a waste

October 27

“But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things, will be given to you as well.  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  (Matt. 6:33,34).

Worry is a waste.  It is a waste of energy, time, passion, and imagination.  Worry is worthless work.  Worry cannot change or rearrange things.  Worry captivates and consumes the mind.  It is a stealer of time and thought.  It creates fear and destroys faith.  Jesus encourages and commands us not to worry about ‘things’ such as: provision, money, clothes, house, possession and what will happen tomorrow.  He told us not to be obsessed with ‘things’ or be stressed out about ‘things’.  

Remember that ‘things’ are only temporary possessions. You did not bring anything in this world and you certainly cannot take anything with you when you die.  You will leave everything behind, so maintain a right perspective when the temptation comes to worry about ‘things’.  Live with God as your Source and Helper in all areas of your life.  Live wisely, work diligently, pray consistently, serve God faithfully, and God will be your Provider of all good ‘things’.  With God as your priority in life, your provision and protection is secure. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19). God remains faithful to provide and protect you. 

Kingdom Declaration:

I thank God for my today and I leave my tomorrow in His hands.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 12-14; 2 Timothy 1.

Do not Give Up

October 26

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:14.

Persistence, determination, and tenacity are the marks of overcomers, conquerors, inventors, great musicians, athletes, scientists, artist, leaders, and chief executives.  Abraham Lincoln said, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” 

To have a great family persistence and determination to maintain loyalty, integrity, honor, respect, love, and forgiveness is important.  To succeed at work, persistence to overcome misunderstandings, discouragement, tiredness, and jealousy is important.  To have a great business persistence to overcome loss, treachery, and even bankruptcy is important. 

Opportunities come to all but how we deal with trials, obstacle, and failures separate the average from the achievers.  It is not talent that makes one successful – it is tenacity.  Jesus said to His disciples as He warned them of future persecution and distress: “but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matt. 24:13). 

Thomas Edison was a great inventor in his time but he had to overcome school expulsion, deafness at an early age, scarlet fever, poverty, and nevertheless became a successful entrepreneur who found over 14 companies, one of which ‘General Electric’ is a mega company today.  Do not give up, give in, or give over your dream until you succeed. 

Kingdom Declaration:

I am a champion, an overcomer, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 9-11; 1 Timothy 6.

Shine Jesus shine

October 25

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16).

There is a song that says, “Shine, Jesus shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory.” That is a beautiful song but it can only become a reality if Jesus shines through His believers.  God calls us, “The light of the world”, “the salt of the earth”, and “His ambassadors” to represent Him on Earth.  As we pray the prayer of Jesus, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven”, God is empowering His believers with His grace and glory to show forth His love, power, and grace in our world. 

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and we are His servants of salvation. His gift of salvation is released through His believers living and sharing the message of His Kingdom. You are His public relation servant telling others about the good news of His Kingdom. You are His hands extended reaching out to the hurting and showing the good works of His Kingdom. His love and character can either be seen through you or hidden by your character and personality. Your good deed is the light of Jesus shining through you to bring praise and glory to your Father in heaven.

What a privilege to know that not only do you need God, but that He also needs you.  Your destiny is wrapped up in Him and you are chosen for a time such as this to make Jesus shine through you before men.  May He shine through you today as you touch others with His light and with His love.

Kingdom Declaration:

Shine Jesus, shine through me in this world of darkness and let your glory be seen in me.

Read the Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 6-8; 1 Timothy 5.

Who is Christ to you?

October 20

“Yes Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”  (John 11:27).

Who is Christ to you? Martha had a revelation that Jesus was ‘The Christ’ meaning ‘The Anointed One, Messiah, and Savior of the world’.  Christ is ‘The One’ whose anointing can break every yoke and restore even the dead to life.  After her revelation, Martha saw Jesus Christ bring her brother Lazarus who was dead for four days, back to life.  Jesus Christ, who is Eternal Life is also the Source of life.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 

When we compare great men like Alexander the Great with Jesus Christ we see: They both began their careers very young, and both ended them at the untimely age of thirty-three;  Alexander was born in a mansion – Jesus in a manger;  Alexander was the son of a King – Jesus the son of a carpenter;  Alexander shed the blood of millions for his own gain – Jesus shed His own blood for the salvation of all the people of the world;  Alexander conquered thrones – Jesus conquered death and the grave;  Alexander enslaved men – Jesus made men free;  Alexander made history – Jesus transformed it. 

Who is Jesus to you?  Receive Him into your heart as your Savior and Lord and He will save you today and forever.  With the Anointed Christ in you, you are anointed to make a difference in our world.  Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and you can be His servant of salvation.  Today love someone, share your faith, and multiply His glory until all mankind see His salvation and the earth is filled with His Glory.

Kingdom Declaration:

Jesus Christ is my Messiah and Savior of the world.

Read the Bible in One Year: Isaiah 59-61; 2 Thessalonians 3.

Get rid of bitterness

October 19

“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Heb. 12:15).

It is not ‘if’ we get offended but ‘when’. It is not ‘if’ we offend others but ‘when’.   As human we will cause offense and be offended by others.  Knowing this, we must create a strategy to preserve our soul. Offense leads to hurt, hurt leads to bitterness, and bitterness is like a cancer agent that if not kept in check slowly develops into a ‘stronghold’ call hate.  Bitterness cripples and hate destroys. 

Charles Allen writes in God’s Psychiatry: “I remember a scene from Amos and Andy. There was a big man who would slap Andy across the chest whenever they met.  Finally, Andy got enough of it and said to Amos: ‘I am fixed for him.  I put a stick of dynamite in my vest pocket and the next time he slaps me he is going to get his hand blown off.’  Andy had not realized that at the same time his own heart would be blown out.  The dynamite of hatred may inflict some injury on someone else but it will also blow out our own soul.” 

God’s encouragement to us: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Eph. 4:30-32).  Self-preservation is important.  Do a soul cleansing and throw out offenses heard and seen, and negative feelings in the pit of forgiveness. Then take a deep breath of freedom and declare: “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty that I am free at last.”

Kingdom Declaration:

Thank God Almighty that I am free and shall remain free.

Read the Bible in One Year: Isaiah 56-58; 2 Thessalonians 2.


Love one another

October 18

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  (Rom. 5:8).

We usually love someone because of the good we see in them, the kindness they show, and the love they prove.  But God did the opposite.  He sees our faults, our weaknesses, our hopelessness at being perfect, our vulnerability at making mistakes and yet He loves us.  Our selfishness and weaknesses instead of turning Him off rather turns Him on to His purpose – Jesus died for sinners. 

A young missionary was asked by a Hindu why he and his wife had come to India and he replied: “We are here because Christ-like character is the highest that we know, because Christ gives men a free, full life, and most important of all He gives them, God.  And we do not know of anyone else who does these things, except Christ.” 

Yes, Christ loves us and now He asks us to love one another in spite known weaknesses.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (Titus 3:4,5). This command can be a challenge in different levels of relationships but as we purpose in our hearts to obey, God’s grace will be released so that His love can flow in and through us.  Yes, Jesus loves you. 

Kingdom Declaration:

I am loved by God and by His grace I have the power to love others with His love.

Read the Bible in One Year: Isaiah 53-55; 2 Thessalonians 1.