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Holding Fast

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised).” (Hebrews 10:23, KJV)

TODAY’S WORD

“Hold fast” is not a phrase we often use in this culture.  But in the original Greek, hold fast means not only to embrace, but to embrace with force as if someone is trying to take something from you.  In other words, you’ve got to have a firm grip or you’re going to lose out!  And notice what we are supposed to hold fast to — our profession, our declaration of faith.

I like to think of it sort of like a tug of war.  You’re on one end and the enemy is on the other.  He’s trying to pull that rope out of your hand.  He’s trying to steal your hope and get you to speak negative words of doubt and unbelief.  But you’ve got to be determined and stand strong.  You’ve got to persevere and hold fast.  Don’t let the enemy pull the seed of faith out of your heart!  You might need to dig your heals in and get a new grip, but don’t you dare let go!  Keep speaking words of faith.  Keep speaking words of hope.  Keep declaring God’s Word and keep holding fast to the profession of your faith!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, today I choose to hold fast to my profession of faith in You.  I know that You are faithful, and I believe that You will complete everything that You’ve started in my life.  I bless You and magnify You above all else.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Lourdes Besa Cruz Posadas


Filed under Obituaries

a retiree, peacefully joined her Creator on the 30th of August 2011 at the age of 89.

Her remains lie in state for viewing at Chapel B (ground floor) of Marian Memorial Chapels along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City.

Interment will be on Friday September 2, 2011 at Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City at 11AM.  Departure from Marian is scheduled at 9AM.

See Him

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitch-like darkness]…” (Psalm 13:3, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD

We serve a mighty God who wants to do great things in the lives of His people!  So many people today struggle with believing that God desires good things for them.  Maybe they grew up being taught that God was mad at them, or maybe they had some bad experiences that shaped their perspective.  But the truth is God’s not mad at you today; He’s madly in love with you!

In the natural, the more you know someone, the easier it is to believe what they have to say.  The same is true with God.  The more you know Him, the more you will know His unconditional love.  When you open the eyes of your heart by reading and meditating on His Word, you will clearly see His goodness and the wonderful plan He has for your future.

Today, I encourage you to seek Him so you can see Him, know Him and trust Him.  Let His Word illuminate your heart so you can see clearly with your eyes of faith.  Ask Him to reveal Himself to you so you can find confidence in His love and experience the blessing He has in store for your future!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for another day to praise and glorify You.  I want to know You more.  I choose to look out with my eyes of faith so I can see the good things you have in store for my future.  I bless You today and always.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Antonio Tan So

a widower businessman, peacefully joined his Creator on the 27th of August 2011 at the age of 78.

His remains lie in state for viewing at Chapel C (ground floor) of Marian Memorial Chapels along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City.

Cremation will be on Thursday September 1, 2011 at Heaven’s Gate I Memorial Park Crematory at 11AM.

Estrella Tonio Frondoza

a widow housewife and a loving, caring mother, peacefully joined her Creator on the 26th of August 2011 at the age of 62.

Her remains lie in state for viewing at Chapel A (ground floor) of Marian Memorial Chapels along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City.  Transport to Catanduanes will depart from Marian on August 31, 2011.

Interment will be at Tinago Cemetery in Tinago Viga, Catanduanes.

Believing is Seeing

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD

You were created by Almighty God to live a blessed and fulfilled life.  But so many people live far below the level of what God truly intends for them simply because they don’t see how it could happen.  But the truth is you have to believe before you’re ever going to see something take place in the natural.  You have to look with your eyes of faith because the provision, healing, and miracle that you need is already available in the supernatural realm.

You might say, “Well, I don’t know how to do that.  I don’t know how to look with my eyes of faith.”  The way you open your eyes of faith is by reading and meditating on the Word of God.  His Word deposits strength and faith inside you and illuminates your heart.  His Word causes your faith to grow so you can believe His promises.  And when you believe it, then you will see it because all things are possible for those who believe!

Today, feed your faith by meditating on His Word.  Declare His promises over your life.  Keep moving forward with an attitude of faith and expectancy knowing that He has victory in store for your future!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for Your sweet and precious promises.  I choose to open the eyes of my heart so that I can see and receive the good things You have for me.  Help me to be a blessing to others and keep my mind stayed on You.  In Jesus’ name,I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Life-Giving Water

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters…” (Proverbs 18:4, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD

All over the world, there are people who are lonely, they’re hurting, they’ve been through disappointments; they’ve suffered heartache and pain.  As believers, God has given us something to offer them.  We have life-giving, refreshing water in us.  With our words, we can bring healing.  With our words, we can lift them out of depression.  With our words, we can tell them, “You’re beautiful.  You’re amazing.  You’re talented.  God has a bright future in front of you.”  Those life-giving words will break the chains of depression.  They will break the chains of low self-esteem.  You can help set people free from the strongholds that are keeping them back.  You may not know all that is happening, but God can take one compliment, one encouraging word, and use that to begin the healing process and set that person on a brand new course.  And when you help break the chains off of others, any chains that you might have will be broken off, too!

Today, choose to speak encouragement.  Choose to speak life.  Tell others what they can become, give compliments, and live life as a healer.  Pour out that life-giving water with your words and watch it come back to you in abundance!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing Your healing waters to flow through me by your precious Son, Jesus.  I choose to pour out life onto others and refresh them with life-giving words.  Direct my words, order my steps, and let everything I do glorify You.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Napoleon Toriano Rasgo

a businessman, peacefully joined his Creator on the 24th of August 2011 at the age of 69.

His remains lie in state for viewing at Chapel F (2nd floor) of Marian Memorial Chapels along Marcos Highway in Antipolo City.

Interment will be on Tuesday August 30, 2011 at Heaven’s Gate I Memorial Park in Antipolo City.  Departure from Marian is scheduled at 9AM.

Get Ready for More

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back…” (Isaiah 54:2, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD

God has greater blessings in store for you!  He has favor in your future like you’ve never imagined.  He wants to take you places that you’ve never dreamed.  But in order for us to partake of all these blessings, we have to increase our capacity to receive.

Think about this: if you have a one-gallon bucket, and someone has fifty gallons to give you, the problem is not with the supply.  The problem is that you don’t have the capacity to receive the fifty gallons.  But if you get rid of that small container and get something larger, then you will be able to receive more.  It’s the same way with God.  If we think we’ve reached our limits, the problem isn’t that God doesn’t have the resources or the ability.  The problem is that our container is too small.  We have to enlarge our vision and make room for the new things God has for us.  Our attitude should be, “Even though the economy is down, I know God is still on the throne.  I know wherever I go His goodness and mercy follow me.”  When you have that kind of attitude, you’re increasing your capacity to receive so that you can live the abundant life He has in store for you.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, today I choose to increase my capacity to receive from You.  I let go of limited thinking and old mindsets and open myself to everything You have in store for me.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

The Power of Integrity

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“The Lord judges the people; judge me, O Lord, and do me justice according to my righteousness [my rightness, justice, and right standing with You] and according to the integrity that is in me.” (Psalm 7:8, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD

Integrity is a powerful attribute in the life of the believer.  Integrity means that you are dependable.  You are a person of your word. You’re consistent and honest.

You might say, “Oh, I’m a pretty good person.  I do the right thing most of the time.”  But understand, it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine.  You can veer off course just a little bit, and before you know it, you’re miles away from your destination.  Don’t allow the little things to keep you from your destiny; choose integrity — even when no one is looking.  For instance, you might need some paper at home, but you shouldn’t take supplies from the office.  Or, you might be running into a store for just a minute, but don’t park in the handicap parking spot unless you’re supposed to.  If the checkout clerk makes a mistake and gives you too much money back, that’s not God’s provision, that’s a test of integrity!

Remember, if you’ll be faithful and choose integrity in the little things, God will make you ruler over much.  Be a person of integrity and open the door for God’s blessing and honor all the days of your life!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, today I commit to live a life of integrity.  I choose a life of excellence and ask for Your hand of favor.  Show me any area that is not pleasing to You so that I can continue to grow and increase in You.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

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