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Use Your Authority

(Part 1)

Today women are breaking through to new levels of leadership, and yet there is still opposition. But God is calling women, like Deborah, to "awake" and claim with faith the leadership potential they have, knowing that they can make a powerful difference. read more

The Only Perfect Love

Scriptures reveal that God is perfect and good and loving—unconditionally, unlike mankind. His Word promises that He will never fail us nor abandon us, and we can place our trust in Him. read more

Serving Like Jesus

(Part 1)

There is nothing so fulfilling as serving Jesus Christ, representing Him with your finest gifts and talents. But perhaps even more important than offering your gifts is humbly yielding yourself to Him. God's Word provides passages that direct you in servanthood, in living a life of yieldedness and obedience. read more

The Work of Grace

(Part 1)

Because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, His grace truly is active and operative in our lives. God's powerful, awesome grace through the Spirit of Christ is presented throughout the New Testament.


READ:
John 10:10; Rom. 7:8-20; Rom. 8:7-9; 1 Cor. 15:56-58; 2 Cor. 3: 3-13; 2 Cor. 12:9.
HEART ISSUE:
Consider what it means that God's grace is sufficient for you? Covenant with the Lord today to live with the expectation of victory in all things because He has given you the victory on the cross.
PRAYER FOCUS:
Father, thank You for the cross of Jesus from which Your grace greatly abounds upon my life daily. Thank You that no matter what I have done or what I am going through, I can take it all to Jesus and lay it at the cross, where I can claim victory over all things through Him. Amen.

(Part 2)

God's laws are external standards, but His grace is always at work within us. God's Word shows us how to live by the Spirit of Christ in all that we do. His Word shows His grace through Christ that moves through our lives, revealing His great presence and power.


READ:
Rom. 8:14; 2 Cor.3:18; Gal. 5:24-25; Phil. 1:6-9; Col. 1:26-27; Heb. 8:8-13.
HEART ISSUE:
When you consider that God's grace moves through the Spirit of Christ, the hope of glory that lives in you, then how can you not have His presence and power in all that you do? If you are facing challenges, rest in the truth that God's grace is sufficient and complete, empowering you to complete what He has begun in you.
PRAYER FOCUS:
Father, thank You for Your all-sufficient grace that fills me with Your presence, that I might fulfill Your work —always in victory—on this earth. Amen.

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Tell God Your Hurts

(PART 1)


Some of life's events can bring us such excruciating pain that we end up carrying the weight of them inside us for years. But God's Word can give us hope for the future and teach us how to receive inner cleansing and healing. read more

Discipline: the Path to Joy

(PART 1)
 

Most of the time, we look at trials as a nuisance, a bother and even a curse. But God's Word tells us to "count it all joy" when we fall into various trials, trusting that God has a special perspective—a divine perspective—that will change the way we view our trials and change our lives in a profound way.

Carry the Banner

We live in a nation of varying and conflicting beliefs. It is a time in history when we must not only be aware of what these beliefs are, but more importantly, we must be certain of what we believe and should be standing for as believers in Christ. God's Word will help us to do that boldly, strongly and effectively. read more

The Master is Merciful

(PART 1)


We encounter situations daily when we might not always measure up how others think we should, or how we ourselves think we should. But through it all, God and His love for us are still the same. We are still loved unconditionally and are still covered and protected by His awesome presence!

READ: Deut. 31:6; Deut. 33:12; Ps. 145:8-9; Matt. 11:29; John 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:1-4.
HEART ISSUE: Pause and luxuriate in the truth that the Lord loves you very much. It matters not what others think. You are precious to the Lord. Search His Word and you will encounter much proof.
PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for dying for me on the cross so that I may live eternally with You. Thank you for loving me through life's successes and failures and for always being with me. Let me never forget Your kindness or take for granted your new mercies each day. Amen.

(PART 2)


No matter how far we fall short of doing the right thing (and doing it well in our own eyes and in the eyes of others), the Lord is faithful. He is with us, and will lovingly correct and restore us when we fail. God's Word testifies to His unfailing, unconditional love for us. This gives us great hope as we walk through the demands of daily life.


READ: Ex. 34:6; Lam. 3:22-23; Ps. 23; Ps. 100: 5; Ps. 103:4; Ps. 117:2.
HEART ISSUE: In your prayer time, take a walk down memory lane and recall times when the Lord's kindness and mercies were present in your life. Thank Him that He is still the same kind and merciful Lord today.
PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning. Your kindness and love are sustaining me, empowering me at all times, and lifting me up. I am so grateful that You are in my life, and I give praise to You. In Your precious and powerful name, Amen.

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When Do I Get There?

God is involved in the process of your transition, but He also desires that the end result be the best one for you. His Word is filled with wisdom and insight about the changes He has for you. He will guide you and sustain you as He moves you to your next level of intimacy and anointing. read more

Keep Your Heart Ablaze

(Part 1)


Are you on fire for God? If not, why not? Are you doing anything to cultivate your excitement for Him? Let His Word show you how to nurture the fire and keep it going. read more

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