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Remember Your Victories

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph…”  (II Corinthians 2:14, NKJ)

TODAY’S WORD

When you think about your past, what events do you remember?  What memories do you allow to play over and over in your mind?  In the Old Testament, they had what they called memorial stones.  These were used to remind the people about the good things God did in their lives.  We need to remind ourselves today to focus on our victories. Sure, we’ve all had setbacks, but when you meditate on your disappointments and failures, it only drains you of valuable energy.  It steals your confidence and joy.  But when you focus on your victories, it builds your strength and confidence.  It feeds your faith.  It gives you a reason to give God praise.  Praise catches God’s attention.  He inhabits the praises of His people.  And when God shows up on the scene, every enemy must flee!

I encourage you to get into the habit of focusing on your victories. Remember, every good and perfect gift comes from Him.  As you praise and thank Him for His favor and victory in your life, He’ll open up supernatural doors for you to move forward into the abundant life He has for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life.  I release every hurt from the past and choose to focus on my victories.  I bless and praise You today for showing me Your goodness.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Living Hope

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (I Peter 1:3, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD

In what or in whom do you put your hope? Sometimes it’s easy to get focused on the natural realm and put our hope in what we can see or what we can understand — people, jobs, governments. But we have to remember, this world is temporary. When we put our hope in things of this world, eventually those things will fade away. But when we put our hope in Jesus, we are hoping in what is real and eternal. Through Him, we have a living hope — hope that will never disappoint or fade away.

I like how Webster’s dictionary defines hope: “to desire with expectation of obtainment.” Isn’t it good to know that we will obtain every promise given to us through Christ Jesus? We have a future and a hope!

The next time you feel discouraged or frustrated with what’s going on around you, remember that you have hope inside of you that is alive. You have the promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Put your hope in God and let Him direct you in the good plan He has for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, thank You for a living hope! I choose right now to refocus my mind and heart on Your purposes for me. Help me stay focused on what is eternal so that I can make wise decisions in everything I do. I bless You today and always. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Confidence to Receive

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“And we will receive from Him whatever we ask because we obey Him and do the things that please Him.” (I John 3:22, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD

When you pray, are you confident that you will receive what you’ve asked? Many people today wonder if God hears their prayers. They aren’t certain if He will answer. But the scripture promises that when we obey God’s commands, when we live a life that is pleasing to Him, we can be sure that we will receive what we ask.

Understand that God’s Word is His will. That’s why it’s so important to make His Word the number one priority in our lives. When you keep God’s promises in your heart and mind, it changes and shapes your character. It makes your thoughts and desires line up with God’s thoughts and desires. And when you are praying according to God’s will, you can have the confidence to receive what you’ve asked.

Make the commitment to obey the Word and do what pleases Him. As you do, you’ll see His hand of blessing in every area of your life. You’ll be equipped to move forward in the confidence and victory He has planned for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, I declare that I am committed to Your Word. I invite You to reshape my thoughts and character. Make me more like You. I bless You today and thank You for giving me confidence when I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.