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Let God Be God

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him…”  (Psalm 37:7, NKJV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Are we struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass?  Are we frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right?  We may mean well, we may have good goals, but if we are trying to orchestrate things to happen our way, on our timetable, we are only going to frustrate ourselves.  At some point, we have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has our best interest at heart.

How do we turn things over to God?  Start by making the choice and declaring our resolve.  Simply say, “Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation.  I take my hands off.  I trust You.”  Then, choose to worship Him.  Worship is one of the best ways to set our heart and mind in the right place.  We can’t worry and worship at the same time!  Worship is a sign that we are trusting God; worry is a sign that we are trying to control things.

Today, take the pressure off ourselves and turn things over to God.  Give Him control and let Him take our setbacks and turn them into comebacks.  Remember, the God who holds the universe holds us in the palm of His hand.  Trust Him and let God be God in every area of our life!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I choose to release every care and concern into Your loving hands.  I refuse to worry and choose to trust You.  Fill me with Your peace.  Show me Your ways as I surrender every area of my heart and life to You.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Never Disappointed

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”  (Isaiah 49:23, NIV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God!  When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way.  There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed.  Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good.  With God on our side, we will always end in victory!

Are we carrying frustration, worry, or aggravation about something?  That’s usually a clear sign that our hope is in the wrong place.  If we hope in circumstances, it will deplete us of joy and peace.  But when we turn those circumstances over to God, when we refuse to worry, when we refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate our happiness, that’s when God can do a work in our life.  When we trust in Him, He will make our crooked places straight; He will cause us to mount up with wings like the eagle.

Today, let us choose to put our hope in the Father; we won’t be disappointed.  Trust Him because He is faithful.  Find rest for our soul in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for our future!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I give You every frustration, every aggravation, every difficulty.  I release total control into Your loving and able hands.  Speak to my heart and give me Your peace.  Show me Your love as I place my hope in You.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Stand and See

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…stand and see the salvation of the Lord…”  (2 Chronicles 20:17, NASB)

 

TODAY’S WORD

So many people today run from anything that’s hard.  They run from their problems.  They run from responsibility.  They run from people they don’t like.  They run from the past.  They run from anything that makes them uncomfortable.  Instead of facing the issues and dealing with them, they just take the easy way out and go down the path of least resistance.  But if we’re going to live in victory the way God intends, we have to learn how to face our challenges head on.

Notice today’s verse doesn’t say, “Keep running until you see the salvation of the Lord.”  It doesn’t say, “Bury your head in the sand until God delivers you.”  No, God wants us to stand strong, set our faces like a flint, and fight the good fight of faith.  And the good news is that we don’t have to do it in our own strength!  He has equipped us with His supernatural power to overcome every obstacle.

Let us make the decision today to stand strong and face the challenges in our life.  Be bold and dare to conquer!  As we stand in faith, we will see the salvation, the deliverance of Almighty God in every area of our life!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, search my heart.  Show me any area in my life where I may be hiding.  I choose today to stand in faith and invite You to move mightily on my behalf.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Col. Leo EAQ Yuson Cañete, Ret.

a retired Colonel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), peacefully joined his Creator on the 17th of December 2012 at the age of 64.

His 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 Sunday December 23, 2012 at Heaven’s Gate I Memorial Park Crematorium in Cogeo I, Antipolo City at 9AM.

Victorina Bulauitan Arce

a loving caring mother, peacefully joined her Creator on the 17th of December 2012 at the age of 79.

Her 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 Sunday December 23, 2012 at Heaven’s Gate I Memorial Park in Cogeo I, Antipolo City at 10AM.

Carlos Dela Cruz Samson

a retiree, peacefully joined his Creator on the 16th of December 2012 at the age of 92.

His remains lie in state for viewing at their residence located at #64 M.H. Del Pilar St., Kalumpang, Marikina City.

Interment will be on Thursday December 20, 2012 at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City after the 1PM Mass at St. Anthony de Padua Church.

Success

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.”  (Ecclesiastes 11:1, NLT)

 

TODAY’S WORD

God has a system that is based on the principle of sowing and reaping.  In other words, what we pour out to others will come back to us in increased measure.  When we give generously, a generous harvest will return to us.  When we help others succeed, we will find abundant success on our path, too.

Are we helping others succeed?  Are we helping others get ahead?  There are some people in our life who hold the keys for us to reach our full potential.  These are people that God has placed in our life for us to help along.  The higher they rise up, the higher we will rise up, too.  When we give generously of our time, talents, and resources, we are setting ourselves up for greater success.  People will come across our path that will help us grow and reach our full potential.

Let us do our part to step out and sow the seed.  Be on the lookout for ways we can help others.  As we give of ourselves to help others grow, we’ll see increase in return.  We’ll see success and live the abundant life He has prepared for us.

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, I open my whole heart to You.  I invite You to use me to be a blessing in the lives of others.  Show me where to invest my time, talents, and resources for Your glory.  Thank You for the harvest that is coming back to me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Beyond Critical Voices

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Do not gloat over me, my enemy!  Though I have fallen, I will rise…”  (Micah 7:8, NIV)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Anytime we set out to do something great in life, there will be critics.  If we’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader, or employee, there will be opposition.  The more success we have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions.  The higher we go, the more haters will come out.  When we start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in our heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but we don’t have to let that distract us.

If we are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against us, know that it’s because we are making a difference.  Don’t let them throw us off course.  Instead, dig our heels in, set our face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted.  I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter.  It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”

Today, let us look beyond the critics.  Stand strong in adversity.  Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for us!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I choose to let go of the negative voices, offenses, and hurts from critical voices.  I choose to focus on You and the good plan You have for me.  Give me Your peace and joy as I move forward in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name!  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Enriqueta Bautista Francisco


Filed under Obituaries

a loving caring wife and mother, peacefully joined her Creator on the 13th of December 2012 at the age of 78.

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

Interment will be on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City at 2PM.

When Things Are Out of Control

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.”  (Proverbs 19:11, AMP)

 

TODAY’S WORD

Every day, we have opportunities to get upset, be frustrated, or get offended.  Maybe we had plans that didn’t work out, or someone was rude to us at the office.  Maybe we were doing something that should have taken one hour and it ended up taking three.  Life is full of inconveniences, but even though we can’t always control our circumstances, we can control our reaction.  I heard somebody say, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.”

We should always go out each day with a positive attitude, full of hope and expecting God’s favor.  But at the same time, we should recognize that most days are not going to go exactly as we plan.  Remember, we were created to live in peace.  Peace is our position of power.  If we get stressed because we got off schedule or upset because our child wouldn’t eat his breakfast, or frustrated because somebody offended us, what we’re doing is giving away our power.  Instead, make the decision to release those offenses and disappointments so we can live in peace and enjoy the day as the blessing God prepared for us!

 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, today I release every care, concern, offense, and disappointment to You.  I choose to keep the peace that You have given me.  I look forward to today knowing that You are with me, leading me in victory in Jesus’ name!  Amen.

 

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

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