THE DAILY ENCOURAGER - AUGUST EDITION

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL TO ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER YOU EACH DAY OF YOUR LIFE. You will be lifted up spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally! Don't miss a single day without reading THE DAILY DEVOTIONAL ENCOURAGER!! It's all about our daily devotion and commitment to GOD and His WORD!! Stay connected to your power source... JESUS!!

H E A R T T O H E A R T

Be Encouraged,

No matter how much we've accomplished or how many mistakes we've

made, whether we're resting or facing huge life challenges . . . God

promises that He will make your life new every day.

When the sun comes up in the morning, His goodness, love and favor are

new, creating new opportunities for your life. God's Word says, "The

faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is

His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning"

(Lamentations 3:22-23).

Do you wake up expecting God to do great things in your life, or do you

wake up worried and anxious about all the problems you're going to face?

In Psalm 5:3 David asks of the Lord: "Listen to my voice in the morning,

Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly."

David was a man a er God's own heart. He knew God and saw the Lord do

incredible and miraculous things in his life.

What you pursue in the morning sets the tone for your whole day. I

encourage you to spend time in God's Word, apply it to your life and

determine to set the tone for each day by rising with the purpose of God's

love shining through you. As you do, you'll enlarge your vision and make

room for God to do amazing things in every area of your life!

Let this months issue of THE DAILY ENCOURAGER DEVOTIONAL,

encourage you to follow God wholeheartedly. Each devotion will reveal

more of Gods amazing love towards you and teach you how to remain

strong in Him in spite of life s challenges. I love you, and will keep

praying that you would experience everything God has for you every day.

You are an overcomer.

Peace PreciousOne


hat you pursue in the

Wmorning sets the tone

for your whole day. I

encourage you to spend time in God's

Word, apply it to your life and

determine to set the tone for each

day by rising with the purpose of

God's love shining through you. As

you do, you'll enlarge your vision and

make room for God to do amazing

things in every area of your life!


AUGUST

AUGUST 1

Today's Scripture

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the

LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into

our hands.”

1 Samuel 17:47

VICTORY IS MINE!

"Victory is mine, Victory is mine, Victory today is mine. I told old Satan

get thee behind, Victory today is mine." I hope YOU remember that

song...

We're not ghting for Victory, we're ghting from Victory, because of

what Jesus has already done for us!

Everything we will ever need for the victory in every situation was

provided for at the cross. That s why we can con dently say that Victory

is Mine, The Victory is always Mine, when I put my faith and trust in The

Lords amazing ability instead of my own!

Some times you are too worried as you face certain problems. This is

because you think you have to ght the battle yourself. The Lord says,

The battle is not yours, but Gods you will not have to ght this

battle. Take up your positions, Stand rm and see the deliverance the

Lord will give you do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to

face them and the Lord be with you.

You have been promised victory in every area of your life. You can

defeat the enemy and overcome any obstacles because of the allsurpassing

goodness of your Heavenly Father. The battle belongs to the

Lord. If you're at a crossroads, remember that God has already

provided the VICTORY!

Prayer

For The Day

My Dear Heavenly

Father, thank You for

empowering me to

live in victory today. I

choose to take my life

back by taking captive

every thought and

submitting it to You.

Help me live a life that

is pleasing to You,

Jesus, today and every

day in Jesus name.

Amen!

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AUGUST 2

Today's Scripture

“Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by

might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.”

Zechariah 4:6

LET GO AND LET GOD!

When we are faced with oppositions outside and discouragement

within, when we have done all we know to do and still can't make

headway, it's time to let go and let God, let His Spirit direct and carry

you. If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulder, surely He

can and will carry you.

Don t try to accomplish everything in life by your emotions or your

intellect or your resources, depend on the Holy Spirit!! The Holy Spirit is

greater than any human power, or potential. Man is a limited resource,

but God is limitless.

There are some things in life that can t happen by human thinking and

reasoning. There are things that won t be solved by natural power and

might. But God is not limited by the resources of this world. When you

open the door of faith in your heart, God will move through you in

powerful ways by His Spirit.

The victory over your present predicament shall be not by your might

or your self-ability, it shall not by your power or external forces, but it

shall be by MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD!

When in discouragement, remind yourself that this one is not on me,

THIS ONE IS ON GOD!

Prayer

For The Day

Father God, thank You for

placing Your dreams and

desires within me and for

creating a plan to bring

them to pass. Even when I

can t see a way, I trust that

You are making a way. You

are good, and today I

declare that Your gracious

hand is upon every area of

my life in Jesus name!

Amen.

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AUGUST

AUGUST 3

Today's Scripture

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are

perplexed, but not driven to despair.”

2 Corinthians 4:8

PRESSED, BUT NOT CRUSHED!

Sometimes the only way you and I can learn some of the valuable life

lessons GOD wants to teach us is to go through times of trouble and

hardship. Sometimes the only way we can learn the value of good health

is to experience some health problems. Sometimes the only we can

learn the value of our marriage relationship is to through some trials

and troubles. Sometimes the only way we can learn the value of seeking

GOD'S WISDOM in our decisions is for GOD to allow us to suffer the

consequences of our own foolish choices.

You and I may not see it at the time, but sometimes our troubles are

actually blessings in disguise. Sometimes GOD allows us to experience

troubles in the present to PROTECT US from greater heartache and

trouble later. Sometimes GOD uses troubles to direct us, sometimes to

inspect us, sometimes to correct us, sometimes to protect us and

sometimes God uses troubles to perfect us.

No matter what we face, no matter how dif cult the storms of life, it will

not last forever, we will be preserved not pickled. Because if God be for

us who can stand against us? Greater is He that is in you, than he that is

in the world.

WE ARE HARD PRESSED, BUT NOT CRUSHED!

WE ARE PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR!

WE ARE PERSECUTED, BUT NOT FORSAKEN!

WE ARE STRUCK DOWN, BUT NOT DESTROYED!

Prayer

For The Day

Father God, Thank you for

yo u r p r o t e c t i o n a n d

provision. Thank you for

strengthening me every

day on the journey with

y o u . N o m a t t e r h o w

dif cult the storms of life,

I know it will not last

forever because you are

always with me through it

all, in Jesus mighty name.

Amen!

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST 4

Today's Scripture

“....Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope

and confidence”

Jeremiah 17:7

KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

We have to learn to keep hope alive when the enemy comes against us.

We can t live life without hope. For as long as God is alive we have a

reason to keep hope alive.

Keep hope alive when things look dark and dreary. Keep hope alive

when your weakness is greater than your strength. Keep hope alive

when your enemies are more numerous than your friends. Keep hope

alive when your sorrow is more potent than your joy. Keep hope alive

when your blessings are delayed. Keep hope alive when your setback is

not turning into a comeback soon enough.

Sometimes God uses waiting to test the genuineness of our hope. Is our

hope really in Him, or are we just trying to use Him to get what we want?

Real hope waits; it perseveres. It doesn t give up. It remains faithful; it

continues to believe and obey, and it looks to God alone for what it

seeks, no matter how long it takes.

Don t give up. Don t stop hoping. Don t stop praying. God loves you more

than you can imagine.

Prayer

For The Day

Father God, thank You for

blessing me as I put my

trust in You. Today, I set

my heart and mind on

You. I praise You for Your

g o o d n e s s a n d

faithfulness. I receive

Your blessing upon every

area of my life in Jesus'

name. Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 5

Today's Scripture

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into

practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Matthew 7:24

ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND!

The foundation on which you build, determines the stability of the

entire building. And it may determine if you live or die. A poor

foundation can bring the house crashing down around you. But when

we build our lives on the spiritual foundation of Christ, the Rock, we

will stand through the trials and pains of this life.

Unless we are committed to build our life upon Jesus and His Word,

learn and put into practice every precept, we are not anchored to the

Solid Rock. Our lives will continue to be lled with frustration. We will

continue to be dissatis ed with the progress of our life. We will

continue to have no sense of real accomplishment. And when the

storms of life come, and they will, we WILL fall. Let us stand on Christ

the solid Rock and let s build on the solid Rock of Christ revealed in the

Word and keep building on Him alone. For any other foundation is just

sinking sand.

Place all of your trust in Him. Fix your eyes on Him. Follow Him. He is

your righteousness. Then, when the storms of trouble hit your life,

when satan huffs and he puffs and tries to blow you down, you'll stand

rm because you re standing on the SOLID ROCK OF CHRIST!!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for

Your Word which is a

lamp to my feet and a

light to my path. I

choose to hide Your

Word in my heart. I

choose to meditate on

Your promises. I know

that You are faithful to

Your Word and thank

You for rock-solid

faith as I keep my

h e a r t a n d m i n d

focused on You in

Jesus name. Amen!

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST 6

Today's Scripture

“Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer,

I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee.”

2 Kings 20:5

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!

In your time of misery, dif culties and challenges, it is very normal to

expect to hear good news or positive words of prophecy. Hezekiah in his

sick state didn't give up on himself and never accepted the word of God

from the Prophet Isaiah.

His prayer and tears was enough to turn the negative word of the Lord

into a positive one. It doesn't matter what has been spoken against your

life, you have the power to turn it into your favour. You have the power to

determine what will happen to you at every stage of your life. Hezekiah's

change came because he turned his face to the wall and prayed.

We must Pray Until Something Happens. There is power in the effective

and fervent prayer of a believer. Never relent in your prayer and quest

for an encounter with God. Hezekiah's reversal of his death sentence

came because a er turning his face to the wall he reminded God of how

righteous he has been.

The blessing of the Lord is upon you from the crown of your head to the

soles of your feet. You can walk in that promise. I believe God wants to

deliver you from every in rmity TODAY. If you will call on His name,

you will see the power of God demonstrated in your life!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, I choose to stay in

constant prayer with you

at every stage of my life.

Empower me to never

leave your feet. Help me

go through each day with

it challenges knowing that

you will deliver me from

e v e r y i n

r m i t y a n d

answer my prayers. In

J e s u s m i g h t y n a m e .

Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 7

Today's Scripture

“Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the

day of the LORD will soon arrive.”

Joel 3:14

GOD WILL MEET YOU IN THE VALLEY!

Every one of us goes through valley experiences in our lives, in fact

these valley experiences are part of life. Every time we go through these

valley experiences we tend to wonder why God allows us to go through

them.

I have no way of knowing what you are facing right now. It may be that

the devil has and is using the tool of discouragement in your life. It may

be that you feel defeated and a million miles away from the mountain

top. Let me just remind you one more time that God is God when you are

on the mountain and He is also still God when you are down in the

valley.

The valley can drive you to do things that you would not ordinarily do.

The valley can cause you to give up. The valley can devastate you, but it

does not have to be so. Jesus said, In the world you shall have

tribulations: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. You

will have many trials and sorrows, there will be people who will

misunderstand you; they will criticize you, talk evil about you, and

judge you unfairly in the valley.

The secret to enjoying the mountains and the valleys is learning that

God is in control. If you can do that, then whether you are on top or

bottom, you will always be on the mountain in your heart and victory

will always be yours.

Prayer

For The Day

Heavenly Father, thank

You for Your faithfulness

in my life. Thank You for

walking with me even in

the hard times. I trust that

You are taking me through

my circumstances to a

place o f v i c t o r y a n d

strength in Jesus name.

Amen!

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST 8

Today's Scripture

“Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the ways

of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; The rain

also filleth the pools.”

Psalm 84:5-6

COMFORT IN THE VALLEY!

Is it possible for a man to be in the valley and still nd comfort? Oh! Yes.

The God we serve is the God of the mountains as well as the God of the

valleys. He can give as much comfort in the valley as He would on the

mountain. So, wherever you may be right now, either on the mountain

or in the valley, there is comfort for you in Jesus name.

This is what David saw when he wrote in the Psalm 84: 5-6; that those

that have made God their strength will turn their valleys into wells of

water. May I pray for you today that wells of water will spring out of

every valley of your life in Jesus name.

The valley is not your nal destination. So, don t build a house there.

Just refresh yourself with the water from the well and move on in your

life s journey. Dig into the grace of God Dig more in Prayers Dig

more in worship Get refreshed and continue with your journey. Your

destination is glorious in Jesus name.

Every dif culty overcome means a higher strength to overcome

dif culties. I pray that the Lord will empower you to overcome all

dif culties around your life in Jesus name. May the Lord will visit you in

that valley and give you the comfort that will strengthen you to move up

in life in Jesus name.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, Thank you for

visiting me in the valley

a n d p r o v i d i n g m e

comfort. Today I ask that

out of every valley, cause

water of refreshment to

spring up for me. Grant

m e t h e c o u r a g e a n d

strength to overcome

every life dif culties in

Jesus name. Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 9

Today's Scripture

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be

numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!

And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

Psalm 139:17-18

WAKE UP TO GOD' S LOVE!

Did you know God is thinking about you right now? He thinks about you

constantly. You are always on His mind. God knows all about you and He

cares, because He loves you. Aren t you glad that God cares! He watches

over you and knows your every need. His love has no limits. His power

knows no end. And God will never leave you, nor forsake you.

How much more will Jesus care for those who are his own! There is no

depth, no height, no place at all where we can go where Jesus will not be

there too. All through the long night of loneliness, God is watching over

you. When it seems that the world has come crashing in upon you, God

is still there with you, holding you up. When it seems that hope is gone,

He brings new hope to you in the hour of need. And when it seems that

no one cares, don t ever forget that God loves you and He is ever

watching over you.

Gods desire for your life is that you have all the blessings you can handle

and then some more. He wants you to have an abundant life, spiritually

and physically. He wants you to feel love, to know peace, to experience

joy and happiness, and to be ful lled in all that you do. How great is

Gods love! How great is His provision!

Don t let loneliness get you down. Don t let the devil steal your joy! There

is an abundance of love, companionship and joy in the Lord. Keep your

eyes on Him. Focus on Him. Give your heart to Him and place your life

in His hands. Jesus will see you through.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, how awesome is

your love. Thank You for

thinking of me today.

Thank You for the good

work you are doing in my

life. I receive Your love

which drives out all fear.

M a k e m e n e w a s I

meditate on You. In Jesus

Name. Amen!

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST10

Today's Scripture

“But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise,

you are only fooling yourselves.”

James 1:22

OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WORD !

The Word of God is the source of strength and the source of spiritual

maturity. If you don t stay in the Word, the Word wont stay in you. God

intended for us to apply the Bible to our lives, not just read it. The Bible

is about transformation, not just information.

If you want to wake up in the morning with your mind on God, in order

to walk and talk with your mind on God, in order to be singing and

praising with your mind on God, you got to stay in the Word.

Is the Word of God important in your life? Does the Word of God have

meaning to you? Can you stand on the promises of God? If the Word of

God is not important in your life, you will never live the kind of life that

God intends for you to live. You ll have salvation, but no strength. You

will run but you will get weary, you will walk and you will faint. For the

bible says, They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. If

you want to be strong in the Lord, you need to get into the Word.

If you obey The Word of God, it will change you. It changed Peter from a

cussing sherman to a preaching pastor. It changed Matthew from a tax

man to a gospel writer. Paul had gone from a heartless killer to a holy

life changer. And every time a man or woman comes into contact with

the Word of God, there is de nitely going to be a change.

Whenever the Word of God comes real in your life and you become a

doer and not just a hearer, you can t stay to same. I encourage you to dive

into the WORD OF GOD daily.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for Your

grace, favor and mercy

upon my life. I praise You

today because You are

good. I receive Your truth

by faith and rise up to walk

in my calling. I know that

You are going before me to

prepare the way as I walk

in Your favor all the days

of my life in Jesus name.

Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 11

Today's Scripture

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things.

which you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:3

JUST CALL HIM!

The same way God assured Jeremiah he should call upon Him, and He

God would answer, He is assuring you and I to call on Him too. His

answers would be marvelous, for not only does God know the future, He

holds the future in His hands, and more meaning fully, He holds our

future in His hands.

We don t have to call on God only when we are in trouble. Call when

you re happy and rejoice in His blessings. Call when you re sad and nd

His comfort. Call when you re depressed and hear His word of

encouragement. Call when your world is upside down and watch Him

reveal a new world to you. Call when your burden is heavy and the Holy

Spirit will come and pray for you. Call when your strength is too little

and your faith is too weak. Then He will mount you on eagles wings, you

will run and not be weary, you will walk and talk together and not faint.

The Bible says; And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on

the name of the Lord shall be delivered" (Joel 2:32). Whatever your

problem... Whatever your situation... Whatever your burden...

Whatever your need, God has just the right answer for you. Be

encouraged. Be strengthen. Call upon the Lord God!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for Your

goodness and faithfulness

in my life. I choose to cast

my cares on You. I choose

to trust even when I don t

understand. I choose to

believe that You have a

good plan and will bring

me to a ourishing nish

in Jesus name! Amen.

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST 12

Today's Scripture

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the

Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every

morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:21-23

GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE!

Sometimes when we make a mistake in life it feels so nal, you may

think it s all over for you. The game of life isn t like a game in which you

only have 1 (ONE) chance to win before it s over. God will give you a

second chance.

I wonder, is there any person reading this DAILY ENCOURAGER right

now who has been in a situation in which you really wanted something

to work out but it didn t? You felt like if I just had a second chance, I

know I could make this thing work. When we look back over our life, at

some of the situations that we have been involved in and some of the

choices that we have made, we think, if only I had a second chance.

Sometimes when we make a mistake in life it feels so nal. When you

make a serious mistake you might think its all over for you. I want to let

you know that the game of life isn t like a game in which you only have 1

(ONE) chance to win before it s over. I want to let you know that when

you make a mistake in this life, with God you get a 2nd (SECOND)

chance.

Your future is not determined by your past. Your future is not

determined by what you used to be. Your future is not determined by

what you used to do, but your future and my future is determined by

who Jesus Christ is and what He can and will do. Jesus Christ is the same

today and yesterday. There is no secret, what God can do, what He s

done for others He ll do for you.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, today I declare my

thanks to You for all You

have done in my life. Help

me see Your hand of

blessing as I continually

acknowledge and praise

You for all You have done

in Jesus name! Amen.

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AUGUST

AUGUST 13

Today's Scripture

“Kings and queens will serve you and care for all your needs. They will bow to

the earth before you and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I

am the LORD. Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.”

Isaiah 49:23

NEVER DISAPPOINTED!

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 your side, you will always end in victory!

Are you carrying frustration, worry or aggravation about something?

That s usually a clear sign that your hope is in the wrong place. If you

hope in circumstances, it will deplete you of joy and peace. But when

you turn those circumstances over to God, when you refuse to worry,

when you refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate

your happiness, that s when God can do a work in your life. When you

trust in Him, He will make your crooked places straight; He will cause

you to mount up with wings like the eagle.

Today, choose to put your hope in the Father; you won t be

disappointed. Trust Him because He is faithful. Find rest for your soul

in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for your

future!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, today I give You

every frustration, every

a g g r a v a t i o n , e v e r y

dif culty. 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. Amen.

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THE DAILY ENCOURAGER

AUGUST 14

Today's Scripture

“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be

given to you as well”

Matthew 6:33

PUT GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING!

There are so many things that clamor for our attention and devotion:

our jobs, our kids, our spouses, our friends; the demands and

distractions of life. And we have to be careful not to let them become

more important or more of a priority than our relationship with God.

The key to having God's abundant life is keeping Him in His rightful

place in our priorities. Whatever you put God rst in, that s what He

blesses.

We desperately need to seek God with all of our hearts so that we can

learn His ways and allow Him to reveal His purposes for our lives. If you

want the devil to leave you alone, Let God be First.

When you decide to serve God with your whole heart and make Him

rst in your life, your soul will prosper and your joy and peace will

increase. Remember to lean on Him more than anything else, and tell

Him, God, I want to do this, but I can t do it without You. He doesn t

expect you to live for Him in your own strength or ability, and He

understands when you make mistakes.

So if you mess up, don t be discouraged and let it hold you back; confess

it and keep going. God will give you grace to do what you need to do. One

day at a time you and God together can do anything!

Prayer

For The Day

Lord, I want to thank You

for giving me a place

where I can be ful lled

and blessed as I serve You.

Give me the wisdom and

patience to know where to

go to

nd this special

place of Your blessing. In

Jesus name. Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 15

Today's Scripture

“.....but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will

soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk

and not be faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

RENEWAL OF STRENGTH!

Do you need your strength renewed today? The scripture tells us that

when we hope in the Lord, that's exactly what will happen, our strength

will be renewed. If you've grown weary and tired, overwhelmed by the

cares of this world, it's a clear sign that you need to change what you're

putting your hope in. Are you putting your hope in your job? The

government? The economy? Another person? Those are all things that

will change. But when you hope in the Lord, you are investing in the

Rock of Ages! He never changes! He is the only solid foundation for your

soul.

Waiting on the Lord means you re putting your trust and hope in Him.

You re living with an attitude of faith and expectancy. In the natural, if

you are waiting for someone like a special dinner guest, you probably

aren t just sitting around the house wondering what will happen. No,

you re probably preparing for that special person, straightening the

house and making sure everything is perfect for their arrival. Most

likely, you started weeks in advance making the menu and deciding

what to wear! In the same way, when you are waiting on the Lord, it

doesn t mean you are just sitting around. It means you are preparing for

Him.

Are you ready for God to move on your behalf? Are you waiting on Him?

As you take a step of faith, He ll meet you there. As you renew your

mind with the Word of God, you'll nd strength, you'll nd hope, and

He ll renew your strength and lead you into victory in every area of your

life!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for Your

promise to renew my

strength. I choose to wait

on You. I choose to trust

You. I choose to prepare

for You to move mightily

in my life in Jesus name!

Amen.

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AUGUST 16

Today's Scripture

“I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the

living.”

Psalm 27:13

SEE GOD S GOODNESS!

David was going through tough times when he made the declaration in

today's verse. Things weren't going his way. But he said in effect, "I'm not

worried. I'm not upset. I am con dent I will see God's goodness." In

other words, "This situation I'm in may be rough, but that's not going to

steal my vision. That's not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I

am con dent that this year, I will see God's favor in a new way."

That's what our attitude needs to be today because what you focus on is

what you will see. No matter what the medical report says, no matter

what your nances look like, no matter how bad that relationship may

seem, be con dent that you will see His goodness! He is the allpowerful,

omniscient, Creator of the Universe, and He holds you in the

palm of His hand.

Nothing is too dif cult for Him. Take hold of this truth by faith and

focus on His goodness today. Allow His peace to settle in your heart and

mind as you move forward in His blessing all the days of your life!

Prayer

For The Day

Father in heaven, thank

You for Your goodness in

my life. I choose to focus

on You today no matter

what my circumstances

may look like. Give me

Your peace as I keep my

mind stayed on You. In

Jesus' Name. Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 17

Today's Scripture

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and

enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so

that I will be free from pain."And God granted his request.”

1 Chronicles 4:10

GET YOUR FAITH FULLY ACTIVATED!

Did you know that God never meant for us to live an average life. He has

designed us for excellence. He has created us for success. He wants us

to live above the norm. Each one of us is uniquely created by Him and

for Him. Instead of being one in a million, you re actually one in about

seven billion! There s nobody else like you; you are unique.

Jabez prayed in faith and because of his simple prayer that we re still

talking about him thousands of years later. He was a simple man of

faith. There s no mention in the Bible of Jabez having any special ability

or talent or gi . The Bible doesn t say that he was wealthy or educated.

He was not a great prophet or a great preacher. He was not a wise ruler

over some great nation. He was not famous for being so great warrior

who could almost single-handedly win battles. He is not remembered

for his great wealth. He is remembered, because he prayed to God in

faith and God heard him and answered his prayer. But it s his prayer that

sets him above the norm. A simple prayer made him stand out in the

Bible. Our prayers could help us stand out too , to live above the norm.

Take hold of the promises of God and do something great for Him. Go

ahead and ask Him for the moon, and He will give you the sun and the

stars as well. Let us walk in faith and let us pray in such a way that God

will grant us all that we ask for. Amen.

Prayer

For The Day

God, give me the strength

to call upon Your name

and seek what You have

for me! Thank You for

promising me a blessed

life in Your Word. In Jesus

Name. Amen.

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AUGUST 18

Today's Scripture

“....Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”

Proverbs 4:23

OUR HEART MATTERS MOST!

We must be diligent to keep our hearts; because the condition of our

heart will affect everything else in our life.

Have you ever said something and wondered where that comment

came from? Or maybe an idea crossed your mind that you wouldn t tell

your spouse or best friend about, and exactly where did that come

from? Or maybe you did something completely out of character and ask

yourself, What was I thinking? Our words, our thoughts, our choices,

our decisions, our priorities, comes from our hearts. When a heart is

full of Gods love, beautiful words and ideas ow from it. Are you paying

attention to your heart? The wise writer of Proverbs warned us to guard

our hearts.

Prayer

For The Day

We need to protect our hearts against bitterness, impatience, and

greed, against jealousy, idolatry, and anger. These traits will overtake

our hearts if we let them. We must also guard our hearts against unsafe

people, unhealthy relationships, and ungodly activities and

entertainment.

Protect your heart so that beautiful words, ideas, and actions ow from

it, for your good and Gods glory!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 19

Today's Scripture

“...Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives

of our hearts.”

1 Thessalonians 2:4b

FOCUS ON PLEASING GOD, NOT PEOPLE!

God did not make you to be what somebody else wants you to be. God

didn t make you to be what your parents want you to be, what your

girlfriend or boyfriend wants you to be, what your spouse wants you to

be or your boss or your friends want you to be. Father, I am determined

to do Your will and live according to Your Word. My trust is in You alone,

and I refuse to be moved by anything else. I hold on to my con dence,

knowing that in due season I will receive all that You have promised me.

Here s my question for you: Who are you letting determine your

identity? Is it your friends and family? Maybe you are hanging on to

what some ex-husband or wife said to you, and you re trying to prove

that person wrong. Maybe you are trying to keep up with what social

media and culture and the competition says you should be.

But the Bible says this: Our purpose is to please God, not people. He

alone examines the motives of our hearts . Don t allow people press you

into their mold. Be determined to be what God wants you to be. Tell

yourself; I m going to do what God wants me to do, and I m going to

ful ll the plan that God has for my life, not somebody else s plan for my

life.

God made you to be you. If you re going to become all you can be, you

have to refuse to be de ned by others.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, I am determined

to do Your will and live

according to Your Word. I

refuse to be de ned by

others. I will walk in your

purpose for my life. My

trust is in You alone, and I

refuse to be moved by

anything else. I hold on to

my con dence, knowing

that in due season I will

receive all that You have

promised me. In Jesus

mighty name. Amen!!

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AUGUST 20

Today's Scripture

“.....After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.”

Hebrews 6:15

IT S 100% WORTH WAITING!

When you re waiting on God, remember that you re in good company

and it s always worth waiting.

Millions of saints before you have sat in Gods waiting room. You re not

alone. In fact if you re in the waiting room right now, maybe you re

waiting on a job, on a relationship, on an answer, or on a prayer, there

are a lot of other people around you who are in that same situation. And

every one of those people had to wait.

Think about Hannah, who had to wait years to have the baby that she

was praying God would give her. Think about Joseph, who had a Godgiven

vision of being a ruler from a very young age but spent 14 years in

a prison for a crime he did not commit. Think of Moses, who wandered

in the wilderness for 40 years while he waited for his next assignment

and to know his purpose in life. Think of Abraham, who waited a

hundred years before he had Isaac, the child God had promised him

years before. Think about Noah, who waited 120 years before it rained.

We get in a hurry. But God is not in a hurry. Waiting is essential to your

faith. When you waiting patiently, and don t abort your blessing, you

will receive what was promised!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for

leading and guiding me. I

choose to tune in to You

and wait for your timing to

make all things beautiful

for me. Help me to hear

Your voice, to know You

and follow You all the days

of life in Jesus name.

Amen!

23


AUGUST

AUGUST 21

Today's Scripture

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great

delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with

singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

HE REJOICES OVER YOU!

God loves you so much that He takes great delight in you! He sings over

you like a mother singing lullabies over her child! I can t think of any

place more secure than a baby in its mother s arms, and that mom

singing a lullaby to her! God says, that s how much I love you! That s

what I have to offer you! I have security for you! You don t have to be

insecure. You don t have to resort to destructive forms of behavior in

order to feel loved and to feel good about yourself.

Gods Word isn t just about teaching and telling people what they ve

done wrong and what they ought to do and should have done but its

about telling us that God loves us! Jesus has gone before you and He has

secured the ropes! You don t have to be afraid with Him leading the way!

His voice right now is saying to you, Don t be afraid. Don t be insecure.

I m right here with you and I love you more than you know or can

imagine!

Today, no matter what s happened in your past, no matter what anybody

else has said to you or about you, know that your Father God loves you

with an everlasting love. He s proud of you, and He is singing over you.

Receive His love today. Receive His approval today. Receive hope today.

Have con dence and strength to move forward because you have the

blessing of your heavenly Father!

Prayer

For The Day

Father God, thank You for

loving me today. Thank

You for choosing me and

approving me. I receive

Your love and blessing.

Keep me close to You.

Show me Your ways so

that I can walk with You all

the days of my life. In

Jesus Name. Amen.

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AUGUST 22

Today's Scripture

”...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is

mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

Joshua 4:24

WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!

We are not serving a dead God who cowers in fear or refuses to answer.

Our God ghts for what is right and holy and just. He does not fear and

He is not shaken by our circumstances and troubles. His battle plans

are already completed and the victory is won before the battle begins.

What do we have to fear? Surely Satan goes around like a roaring lion,

but He cannot destroy anything that God has under His protection. My

God is powerful and I will not fear for He is my shelter and my tower of

defense!

When the storm is raging around us; when the waves tower over us; and

when it seems that there is no more hope, run to Jesus! He is not shaken

by those storms. He has the power to calm them and deliver you

through them and even make you stronger because of them.

Our God has arms of strength that are everlasting. He will cast out from

you those enemies of your soul and of your life that would attempt to

destroy you in Jesus name! He has given His angles charge over you with

orders from God to destroy all who would come against you! WHAT A

MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!

Prayer

For The Day

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, Amen.

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AUGUST

AUGUST 23

Today's Scripture

“I am the LORD, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path

through the sea.”

Isaiah 43:16

HE IS A WAY MAKER!

God give us a promise of provision. Yes, when it appears that we have

exhausted all our resources for whatever reason, when our back

appears to be against the wall, when there seems to be no way out of our

situation, when we feel like we can not take another step, when we feel

like we have done all we can, when it appears that all the doors and

possibilities around us are no more, God is declaring that He is still able

to make a way for us.

God made a way for Israel in the sea, God made a way for Israel in the

wilderness and He will do the same for you and I too. He will make a way

in the time of testing and trials, He will make a way in the morning,

noonday and in the midnight hour. All you have to do is call on the name

of Jesus, He promises to hear and answer your prayer.

The reason God continues to make a way out of no way for us is because

of His love for us. He sees our needs through His lense of Love and His

Word.

Nothing happens to us without rst passing through the hands of God.

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears

are attentive to their cry.

Regardless of how high our sea may be, regardless of how rough the

water may be, regardless of how strong the wind may blow, GOD WILL

STILL MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY!!!!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, I trust that You

are willing and able to

make a way for me where

there seems to be no way.

Fill me with Your peace

and hope. Give me a vision

for all You have for me and

thank you for making

something out of nothing.

In Jesus Name. Amen.

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AUGUST 24

Today's Scripture

“Jesus replied, What is impossible with men is possible with God.”

Luke 18:27

BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE!

Our God is great and with Him there are no impossibilities. If you re not

ready to believe the impossible, then you re not ready for a miracle.

There are a lot of promises that seem to good to be true in the bible; but

you better believe God, all those promises are obtainable!

God told Mary that she was going to have a child without meeting with

any man; that was impossible! Think of it. If you were Mary, would you

have believed in God or you would have dismissed the word as

impossible? Those that believe the impossible experience the

unimaginable; they become stars in life. Believe the impossible!

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. God

can do the impossible. Yes, that s exactly what He said in His word.

Where you cannot, God can! With your own abilities you are unable, but

with God you are able to do anything. And that should not come as a

surprise to you. We are talking about the same God who created life

from a desolate state, who at the wave of Moses hands parted the Red

Sea and produced dry land. If He can do those things, and He did,

imagine what He can do with a life that trusts Him completely. You can

trust Him today and believe the impossible!

Start believing and declaring, I am with God, and with God, all things

are possible! Are your bills piling up? With God, all things are possible.

Do your relationships need healing? With God, all things are possible. Is

there sickness in your body? With God, all things are possible!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for

making a way where there

seems to be no way. I

choose to trust You and

believe that all things are

possible! Show me Your

p o w e r t o d a y. W o r k

through me to encourage

those around me to trust

You more in Jesus name.

Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 25

Today's Scripture

“..being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it

on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

...STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Please be patient with me, God is not through with me yet, but when God gets

through with me I shall come forth in His image and likeness. But in the meantime

you are looking at me, but it doth not yet appear what I shall be because

right now I AM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!!!.

You are a work in progress. Your spiritual transformation in developing the

character of Jesus will take the rest of your life, and even then it won t be

completed here on Earth. It will only be nished when you get to Heaven or

when Jesus returns. God is still working in you therefore your desire is being

transformed into His desire, the same mind that is in Christ Jesus is working in

you. I are still UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

You see, none of us has arrived yet. We are all still Under Construction, a work

in progress which is taking shape each passing day. I am glad today that I am

not what I used to be and that I am not what will be when He gets through with

me some day. Put away your doubts. Put away your fears. Stand on Truth, live

by Faith, believe and be excited about what God is doing and will continue to

do in your life.

He will not stop until the job is done and surely He will be done because He has

promised us that He will carry it on to COMPLETION.

Prayer

For The Day

Father in heaven, thank

You for Your faithfulness

in my life. I thank You that

You will complete what

You ve started in my life.

Today I choose to put my

trust and hope in You

knowing that You are

w o r k i n g b e h i n d t h e

scenes to bring victory to

every area of my life in

Jesus name. Amen!

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AUGUST 26

Today's Scripture

“...we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of

abundance.”

Psalm 66:12

A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE!

Dear loved, you re about to enter into the greatest season of your life.

God is about to move in your family, business, nances and in your own

personal life in a greater way than you have ever experienced in the

past. It doesn t matter what your circumstances may look like today,

Gods plan is to bring you through to a place of abundance. He wants you

to have an abundance of peace, an abundance of joy, and an abundance

of resources.

The truth is you may not understand everything that is going on in your

life at the present time, but you still believe you are on the verge of a

change. In spite of the fact, that hell is hitting you hard. In spite of the

fact, that you are going through the greatest trial of your life, you still

believe your change is coming. You still believe your promise is about to

come to pass, that your dream is about to become a reality.

While you may not have any evidence that a change is about to take

place, you have con dence that He is a on time God. In spite of the

fact, that in the natural, nothing seems to be changing. You still believe,

If God said it He will do it and if God spoke it He will bring it to pass!

You are standing on the edge of your breakthrough! Your best days are

ahead! God is about to ful ll every word that has been spoken over you!

Your dreams are about to come to pass! You are closer than you think!

God is leading you to a place of ABUNDANCE!!

Prayer

For The Day

Father in heaven, thank

You for delivering and

saving me. I stand strong

no matter what I may be

facing, knowing that You

are with me. Thank You

for protecting me through

the re and for leading me

to the place of abundance

and blessing You have

prepared for me. In Jesus

Name. Amen.

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AUGUST

AUGUST 27

Today's Scripture

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you.

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that

your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

BE UNSTOPPABLE & UNMOVEABLE!

We all mess up. We say things we later wish we could take back. We do

things we wish we could undo. We miss opportunities. This happens in

all spheres of our lives. Sometimes we make mistakes at work,

sometimes we hurt the people we love, sometimes we disappoint God.

And because we all mess up, we like to start over to turn our backs on

the past, to look forward, to hope that this time round, things are going

to be better. And believers we have been given the ability to persevere

and always be victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God is not looking for perfect people. If He was, we would all be

disquali ed. He is looking for people that have a heart that's right. If you

have a heart toward God and you get up each day with a commitment to

do your best, you don't have to live guilty and condemned. And when

those old thoughts come telling you, You don't deserve God's

blessings, just say, You're exactly right. I know I don't deserve it. But

that's what God's mercy is all about.

Trust God with your past and future and commit your present to his

purpose. Then watch and see how God provides abundantly for you and

through you so that you can express the joy of the Lord and His grace in

your life.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for

empowering me by Your

Holy Spirit. Thank You for

giving me new life and the

o p p o r t u n i t y t o s t a r t

afresh. I choose to let go of

the past. I won t let it

de ne me and I won't let it

stop me, but I will let Your

truth de ne me and lead

me into victory in the

mighty name of Jesus!

Amen.

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AUGUST 28

Today's Scripture

“The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your

behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes..”

Deuteronomy 1:30

NO QUITTING ZONE!!

God want to give you great and mighty things. God wants to ll your lap

with abundant blessing to over owing. But He also wants you to work

and ght for them because only then are they desires of your heart.

Sometimes we Christians miss out on the blessings of God because of

lack of commitment and faith. We are sometimes unwilling to stay the

course when confronted with criticism or opposition. Don't be one of

these believers. Dig in your heels, stand your grant, and be determined

to ght the good ght of your faith! Stay focused and ready to step up to

what God has called you to do.

Whatever your step of faith needs to be, take it today. As you do your

part, God is ready to ght your battles for you. He promises that no

weapon formed against you will ever prosper, and we should press

forward with con dence, knowing that if God is for us who would dare

to be against us?

God told Joshua in Deuteronomy 31:6, Be strong and of good courage,

do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One

who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Prayer

For The Day

God, thank You for Your

goodness, g ra c e a n d

mercy upon me. I choose

to receive Your Word by

faith today, knowing that

You have good things in

store for me. Thank You

for the strength and the

good courage you have

equipped me with.

prophesy today that no

weapon formed against

me will prosper in the

mighty name of Jesus.

Amen!

I

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AUGUST

AUGUST 29

Today's Scripture

“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, yes, the set

time, has come.”

Psalm 102:13

YOUR SET TIME HAS COME!

When you're in your season, there's a grace to do things that you couldn't do

before. They said, "David, you'd better not take a chance. Goliath is too big to

hit." David said, "I don't think so. He's too big to miss." David spoke to his

mountain. He said, "Goliath, this day I will defeat you and feed your head to the

birds of the air.

Maybe like this man at the pool of Bethesda, you ve been overlooked, crowded

out, passed over, outran and pushed out. But am here to encourage you and let

you know, you re getting ready to get in! You ve been like this man, you ve been

looking at it, dreaming about it, talking about it, and singing about it; I tell you,

you re getting ready to get it.

You have watched other people get blessed, get healed, get promoted, get their

new car. And it looks to you from all natural evidence that it will never be you.

The Lord is say to you as you are reading this very DAILY ENCOURAGER

DEVOTIONAL, it s coming.. it s almost here because it is your season. Don t be

weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap if you faint not .

There s something about God, when it s your turn, it doesn t matter where

you re standing in line, it doesn t matter whether you re educated or not and it

doesn t matter where you re at socially, or economically... regardless HIS

favour will nd you and locate you. Get ready because God is going to raise you

up into the life of blessing He has prepared for you.

Prayer

For The Day

Father God, thank You for

this day. Thank you for the

good plan You have for

me. I believe it is my time

of set favour. It s my time

to rise higher, it s my time

t o e x p e r i e n c e e v e r y

breakthrough and every

blessing You have in store

for me in Jesus name.

Amen!

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AUGUST 30

Today's Scripture

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree...”

Psalm 92:12

NOTHING CAN HOLD YOU BACK!

The reason God said we would ourish like a palm tree is because He

knew there would be dif cult times. He knew things would come

against us to try to steal our joy and victory. God said, You re going to be

like a palm tree because when the stories of life blow, you are going to

come right back up stronger than before. Nothing can hold you back!

No weapon formed against you will prosper.

No matter what season you are in today, God wants you to bloom right

where you are. That doesn t mean you re going to always be in that

situation. It doesn t mean you shouldn t dream big or plan for the future.

it simply means that you are going to choose to be your best on the way

to where you re headed.

As you re ect on the events over the month of August, remember, the

storms you have encountered have only made you strong. You are wise,

you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. Your brightest days

are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your

side, nothing can hold you back!

Always remember, bloom where you re planted and let Him work in

and through you all the days of your life.

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank you for

Your hand of mercy upon

my life. Today, I choose to

bloom where I m planted.

I choose to trust You and

honour You knowing that

You are working in my

life, even in the midst of

the storms. I know You

will bring me out

stronger, wiser and better

of than ever before in

Jesus name. Amen!

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AUGUST

AUGUST 31

Today's Scripture

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask

or think, according to the power that worketh in us…”

Ephesians 3:20

More Than You Can Think Or Ask!

Our God is able to do; there is no inability in Him. It is possible for man

to think and not have the ability to do, but not God whatever is on His

mind, He s able to do. Nothing handicaps Him.

One big problem with us is that our thoughts far exceed our request.

Sometimes, lack of faith makes us to ask for less than we could. For

example, you may have it in your thoughts to own an estate but in the

place of prayer all you could muster faith to ask God for is a house. Our

thoughts include more than we dare to ask in our prayers; our dreams

exceed what we consciously desire. God answers prayer; He even

answers unspoken prayers. God can act beyond our ability to ask or

even imagine.

Why do you limit God in your prayers? There are people in the

scriptures that dared ask God seemingly impossible things and He

answered them. Can you think of one of them? Who told you that which

looks like a mountain before God cannot be handled by Him? No

wonder that song writer says, oh what peace we o en forfeit, oh what

needless pains we bear; all because we do not carry EVERYTHING to

God in prayers.

My prayer for you is that God will increase your faith to be able to ask

God in prayers that which is on your mind. I also pray that God in His

in nite mercy will answer the unspoken prayers of your heart in Jesus

name. Amen!

Prayer

For The Day

Father, thank You for

loving me and choosing

me. I know that You are

able to do exceedingly

abundantly above and

beyond anything I can

imagine. I submit myself

to You: spirit, soul and

body. Search me and

know me. Have Your way

in me and keep my mind

stayed on You. In Jesus

Name. Amen.

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