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Take Off the Limits

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].”  (Psalm 119:96, AMP)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Do we know we can limit our life by dwelling on the wrong things?  So often, wrong thinking keeps people stuck right where they are.  If we think we’ll never accomplish our dreams, then we’ll stay stuck where we are.  If we think we don’t have the talent, the connections, or the funds, then we are limiting ourselves.

We have to remember that God’s promises never return void.  His Word stands true forever!  Don’t limit what God can do in our life by focusing on what we see in the natural realm.  We have to realize that we serve a supernatural God, and just because we don’t see a way doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have a way.  God can bring one opportunity across our path that will thrust us to a whole new level.  He has explosive blessings in store that can blast us out of where we are and into a place of abundance.  If we’ll shift our focus from this limited realm and start looking at God’s supernatural realm, we’ll see His unlimited possibilities for our future.  Let us take the limits off by setting our thoughts on what Almighty God can do in our life today!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, today I lift my eyes to You.  You alone are the source of my strength, peace, and provision.  I choose to delight myself in You knowing that You will give me the desires of my heart.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Open Your Mouth

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…”  (Psalm 81:10, NLT)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Do we have our mouth open wide today?  In other words, are we expecting God to fill us and increase us beyond measure?  Are we ready for Him to satisfy our needs and desires with good things?

Think about a baby bird.  When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide.  They trust that they will be fed.  They expect it.  They look for it.  They are ready for it.  It should be the same way with us.  We need to keep our spiritual mouths open by expecting the goodness of God to satisfy us.

Negative thinking is like closing our mouth.  A closed mouth can’t be filled.  But Jesus is saying today, “Why don’t you take the limits off?”  Why don’t we trust and believe for supernatural opportunities?  That little bird waiting for food isn’t concerned about where the mother is going to get it from.  It isn’t concerned about how she’s going to dig it up.  No, that bird just opens its mouth, trusting, and waiting.  Why don’t we do the same today?  Trust that God is working behind the scenes.  Let us open our mouth wide today.  We won’t be disappointed.  God is faithful to His Word, and He will fill us and satisfy us when we put our trust in Him!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, I come to You today asking You to fill my mouth.  I choose to trust You even when I don’t understand how everything is going to work out.  I know that You are a good God with a good plan for my life.  Fill me with Your peace and patience as I humbly wait on You.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

One More Night with the Frogs

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Moses said to Pharaoh, ‘I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.’ ‘Tomorrow,’ Pharaoh said.”  (Exodus 8:9–10, NIV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

When the people of Israel were in slavery to Pharaoh, God sent different plagues to try to convince him to let them go.  One of the plagues was a plague of frogs!  The people were so miserable that Pharaoh finally said, “Moses, we’ve learned our lesson.  The Israelites may go.  Please ask your God to take away these frogs.”  Moses said, “I’ll do it, Pharaoh.  When do you want it to happen?”  You would think Pharaoh would say, “Right now!”  But no, Pharaoh said, “Take them away tomorrow.”  He was saying, “We can put up with these frogs just one more night.”

How many times do we do the same thing?  “I’m going to forgive, but I’m going to do it tomorrow.  I’m going to have a better attitude.  I’m going to quit worrying…tomorrow.”  We’re saying like Pharaoh, “I can put up with this addiction, this mediocrity one more day.”  No, our attitude should be, “I’m not going to spend one more night with the frogs, putting up with things that are not God’s best.”

Why don’t we start today?  Today, make the change.  Today, choose to forgive.  Today, stop worrying.  Today, get in shape.  Today, take a step of faith.  Shake off passivity and procrastination and get rid of anything that would hold us back!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, today I choose to release everything that has tried to hold me back.  I release the past; I release bitterness; I release failures and missed opportunities.  Instead, I embrace Your grace and power to boldly move forward into the blessing You have for me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Victory Reyrao Echiverri

a retiree, peacefully joined his Creator on the 26th of November 2012 at the age of 68.

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

Interment will be on Saturday December 1, 2012 at Eternal Memorial Garden at San Sebastian, Tarlac.

High Time

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”  (Romans 13:11, NKJV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted, and overburdened by the pressures of life.  They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts.

If that’s us, now is the time to get our fire back!  Let us be encouraged to press past the things that would try to hold us back.  God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.”  Notice that phrasing.  Not just time but high time.  That means it’s incredibly important because we are coming into a destiny moment!  We are sitting on the launching pad.  God is about to thrust us to a new level!  Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy, or undisciplined.  Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward!

Why is this so important?  Just like the verse says, our salvation is nearer than it’s ever been.  That means we are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than we’ve ever been.  We are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision.  We may not be able to see it, but it can see us!  Our victory is right around the corner.  It’s high time to do what God is asking us to do so we can embrace the blessing He has for us!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for Your hand of blessing and mercy upon my life.  Today I choose to rise up.  I choose to shake off mediocrity so I can move forward into the blessing You have in store for me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Fr. Ernesto Jancon Soledo

a Catholic priest, peacefully joined his Creator on the 24th of November 2012 at the age of 58.

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

On Thursday November 29, his remains will be shipped via Cebu Pacific to Iloilo City where he will be viewed for another day before being laid to rest in his final resting place.

Interment will be in Iloilo City.

Vilma Praxidio Arboleda

a loving caring mother, peacefully joined her Creator on the 22nd of November 2012 at the age of 67.

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

Cremation will be on Tuesday November 27, 2012 at St. Peter’s Crematorium along Quezon Ave. in Quezon City at 1PM.  Departure from Marian is scheduled at 11AM.

Press Past the Small Things

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”  (Philippians 3:13, NIV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Are we allowing the small things in life to keep us from God’s best?  Today is the day to press past the small things and run toward our destiny!  Unforgiveness is a small thing.  Forgive and move on to the greater thing.  Fear is small.  It’s not from God.  Don’t let it hold us back.  An addiction is small.  We have the power to overcome anything through Christ Jesus.  Being undisciplined is small.  If we are a believer today, we have the seed of Almighty God inside of us.  There is no challenge that’s too difficult for us!

I think about Joshua and Caleb.  When they came back from spying out the Promised Land they said, “Moses, we are well able to take the land.  Let us go in at once.”  Not next week.  Not next year.  They were “now” people.  But if we over-analyze our situation and think about all the “what if’s” and try to get approval from all our family and friends, we’ll never move-off of dead center.  We’ll be stuck in the small things.

Today, make the decision to press forward.  Be like Joshua and Caleb.  Don’t look at our circumstances; look at our God because He is the one who is empowering us to take hold of the good things He has for our future!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I make the decision to press past small things.  I let go of small thinking and small doing and choose to open my heart and mind to You.  Lead me in the way I should go.  Thank You for Your everlasting love.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen!

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

Antonio Hernandez Ramos

peacefully joined his Creator on the 20th of November 2012 at the age of 83.

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

Interment will be on Saturday November 24, 2012 at Heaven’s Gate I Memorial Park in Cogeo I, Antipolo City after the 9AM Mass.

Foxes in Your Finances

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”  (Song of Solomon 2:15, ESV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Oftentimes, it’s not big things that hold us back; it’s small things — especially in our finances.  A few dollars a day on coffee quickly turns into hundreds.  Too many credit cards become overwhelming to keep up with.  That person who hasn’t balanced their checkbook in two years probably hears a little voice every time they go to write a check, “Get your finances in order.”  We have to realize that if we’re not faithful with what we have, God won’t entrust us with more.  One lady told me how she hadn’t balanced her checkbook in so long she just closed the account and opened up a brand new one.  At least she took action!

I have people tell me all the time, “I’m going to start giving.  I’m going to start tithing my income as soon as I make more money.”  No, let us not wait until we have $1,000.  Tithe on the $10 we have right now.  Don’t let the little foxes spoil our finances.  Don’t let another day go by without obeying God.  When we set our finances in order, when we put God first in all we do, we are opening the door for His blessing.  He says when we are faithful with the little, God will make us ruler over much!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, today I choose to be obedient.  I don’t want to let little foxes affect my finances.  I dedicate my resources to You.  Speak to my heart and show me where to give.  I choose to be a faithful sower and expect to reap an abundant harvest by Your Word.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

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