Your word I have
hidden in my
I might not sin against You!
Psalms 119:11 (NKJV)
International Church daily devotional,
'I will go
before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in
pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2
At the beginning of this month, Believers should
expect great things, because God has already seen the future and
made provision. Expect opportunities to increase in every area
of your life.
"Acquaint now thyself with him,
and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee" (Job 22:21).
Make an effort to cultivate a personal relationship with God
through His Word. You will lack nothing good that your heavenly
Father desires you to have. Your mind will be at ease regardless
of your circumstances, because you have become rooted in knowing
God's character of love and will have strong faith to overcome
"The Lord knoweth how to deliver
the godly out of temptations" (2 Peter 2:9).
Christians, we must understand that temptation, or pressure
applied to our thinking, is designed to separate us from God.
When you are tempted to sin, understand that God is available to
help you resist, if you turn to Him for strength.
"Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and
rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his
own actions and his own work merit" (Revelations 22:12, AMP).
Jesus has personally promised to reward you for living a
life that is sold out for Him. Believers who live according to
the standard of God's Word can expect a wonderful future.
"For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of
Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness
and in confidence shall be your strength" (Isaiah 30:15).
God desires His children to realize that our strength comes
from our firm reliance on His ability and not our own. A person
who trusts in God can remain confident in the midst of trouble.
"GOD, your God, is right there with you, fighting
with you against your enemies, fighting to win" (Deuteronomy
As your Father, God will intervene on your
behalf when your enemies come against you. Nothing Satan does to
harm you can withstand the power of God.
thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth
thee power to get wealth" (Deuteronomy 8:18).
given you the ability to obtain wealth. All you have to do is
receive that ability by faith and follow His directions.
"My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my
feet out of the net" (Psalm 25:15, AMP).
Many times we
fall into traps that will overwhelm us emotionally if we lose
focus of God and His Word. We can be assured that as we keep our
minds on God, He will always give us the wisdom we need to
escape the traps of the enemy.
turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. "If you
stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my
disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the
truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32, MSG).
Make a decision to continue down the path of development in your
walk with God. Don't give up, even when you feel you can't go
on. He will bring you through to victory.
God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very
good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely"
(Genesis 1:31, AMP).
Everything God created is good. When
He created you, He designed you to be a reflection of His
"Casting the whole of your care [all
your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and
for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares
about you watchfully" (1 Peter 5:7, AMP).
God desires for
you to live free from worry. Placing your cares in the hands of
God is the most responsible thing you can do and shows Him that
you trust Him with the affairs of your life.
"Wealth and Glory accompany me—also substantial Honor and a Good
Name" (Proverbs 8:18, MSG).
God's wisdom—the Word of
God—is the pathway to wealth and honor. Follow it and you'll
experience the good life God has planned for you.
"A wise man's heart turns him toward his right hand, but a
fool's heart toward his left" (Ecclesiastes 10:2, AMP).
Wisdom will keep you on the right track. Don't be a fool and
ignore the instruction of God's Word.
loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity"
The essence of a true friend is someone
who stands by your side through thick and thin.
"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above
rubies" (Proverbs 31:10).
A godly man will seek a woman
who has character and whose virtue stems from her intimate
relationship with God.
"The LORD is my light
and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of
my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1).
Believer who knows God will never be ruled by fear.
"He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness.." (Psalm 23:3).
Trust God to give you
restoration and lead you down His path. He'll never steer you
"Let the words of my mouth, and the
meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my
strength, and my redeemer" (Psalm 19:14).
God wants the
words you speak to reflect purity in your heart. Keep your
thought life focused on His commandments, instead of sinful
"Yet You have made him but a little
lower than God...and You have crowned him with glory and honor"
(Psalm 8:5, AMP).
As part of the human race, you have
been designed to rule and reign on earth. You have been made in
His image and likeness, so act like it!
me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted
also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide" (Psalm 26:1).
When you walk in integrity, God will not allow you to slip
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Corinthians
The Spirit of God lives inside of you. For this
reason, it is important that you keep yourself from sin.
"Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not
exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone
else. Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate
God-confidence" (1 Corinthians 10:12, MSG).
remember that God is your Source. Refuse to walk in pride or
take credit for what He has done in your life.
"And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all
things..." (1 Corinthians 9:25).
God expects us to put
forth the effort in our spiritual training. A lack of
self-control leads to spiritual ruin. Press into spiritual
maturity by practicing the Word of God and cultivating His love
in your life.
"Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with
evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted,
when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed" (James
Some Christians incorrectly believe that God
will tempt them with sin to test their devotion to Him. However,
God is not the tempter. We become vulnerable to sin when we give
attention to Satan's suggestions.
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye
see the day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25).
Going to church
helps you grow as a Believer and gives you opportunities to
share God's love with others. He develops you through the
relationships you cultivate through church fellowship.
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).
When you submit
to the Word, the devil has no choice but to leave you alone. God
is honored when you choose His Word over everything else.
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get
wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding" (Proverbs
True wisdom comes from the Word of God. Make
reading and studying the Bible your priority, and you will have
access to every promise from Him.
"Let us hear
the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his
commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes
Your primary responsibilities are to respect,
revere and obey the Lord. The root to your victory is loving God
"Ye are of God, little children,
and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you,
than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
have the advantage over those who do not have a personal
relationship with God. With the Holy Spirit in you helping you
to operate in God's kingdom, you are unstoppable!
"Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send
now prosperity" (Psalm 118:25).
God operates in the "now
zone." He wants you to prosper now. Don't wait for God to drop
the blessing out of the sky. Instead, receive the empowerment He
has given you through Jesus and employ it by faith, now!
"O Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make
known his deeds among the people" (Psalm 105:1).
to receiving from God is to continually give Him thanks for what
He has already done for you. The best way to show God you
appreciate Him is by being grateful. Express the goodness of God
to those around you daily and watch your breakthroughs increase!
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