“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Rom 8:28)
We serve the God of the breakthrough—the God of the impossible! There is nothing you are facing today He was surprised by. He has the answer, and in many cases, it is already on its way. Please don’t try to cope on your own. Invite Him into your problems, small and large. Sometimes you will get an instant miracle and other times a slow recovery.
Occasionally we are put under pressure to produce fruit, change, and be molded in the furnace. We can face these things in the knowledge that He loves us and that all things work together for good for those who love Jesus.
Quick Prayer: Lord, help me to understand Your will in this situation and to pray accordingly. Help me in my time of need. Amen.
“She went and told the man of God, and he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.’” (2 Kin 4:7)
There is a spiritual principle that affects our physical existence; we reap what we sow. What we put in, we get out. Often the type of seed we sow is the fruit we reap. These things are the provision of God. Sometimes He goes abundantly beyond all we can think.
When it has all gone horribly wrong and what we have feared has come to pass, God is still able to provide. He may well provide in a truly supernatural fashion. He can open doors no man can shut. He can provide in ways we cannot even imagine. He can provide a way when there is no way.
Let’s not forget that He is an omnipotent God. He is the Creator of all things, and He is without limit. He is bigger than our need, and He can and will provide.
Quick Prayer: Thank You that You can provide supernaturally. Amen.
“Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.” (Exo 18:24)
Don’t try to do it all yourself. Do you really think you know it all? God has placed around us people with wisdom, experience, understanding, and insight. Why not take the time to seek some advice?
Take the time to seek godly counsel. You will be glad you did.
If you don’t have these kinds of people around you, seek them out. Ask God to provide you with people who will help you in your walk with Him.
Quick Prayer: Lord, help me to be humble and take Godly advice. Amen.
“At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says the LORD.” (Zephaniah 3:20)
God is in the restoration business. He can and does restore hearts, lives, families, and fortunes. He can restore your business when all seems lost. Lives get changed when He is around.
Sometimes He can even restore before your very eyes healings, miracles, radical restoration, Godly reconstruction, and instant reconciliation. Nothing is beyond God’s ability to restore—no person, no business, and no situation.
The Bible is full of God “suddenly” doing something. Just when you least suspect it, just when it is at the seemingly lost point, God intervenes. He is never late, but He is, for whatever reason, very rarely early either; and our faith is stretched accordingly
Quick Prayer. “I pray for your restoration Jesus.” Amen
“LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success.” (Psalm 118:25)
Is God interested in our success? Yes He is. I am not sure what it is in us that seems reluctant to ask Him for it. Is it pride that we can do it ourselves? Is it a failure to understand where success ultimately comes from? Perhaps it is a notion that we don’t deserve better, or that it is presumptuous to ask.
Often I think we are being judged by our own motives, but if we waited for them to be pure we would never got anything done. Whatever it is, let us lay it down, and pick up the biblical understanding that we need to ask for success, for blessing, and for His favor.
Lets pray not with human understanding and reticence, but in a biblical way, one of total surrender, obedience and reliance.
Quick Prayer. “Father according to your word I pray for success” Amen
“After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10)
Have you been through a tough time? Had a financial failure, even lost everything? In our populist theology some will place you in the camp of the apostate. Fortunately God is not as shallow. He is the Restorer, the Blesser, and the One who lifts up. There is a new day, a new season and in God’s economy, the surrendered wounds of struggle will be healed, and the lessons learned transform into wisdom.
The Godliest people I know, carry a few scars, and have walked a road of ups and downs. They have seen God move in all aspects of life’s journey. We may not have all the answers but we know someone who does. Press into the Restorer of souls and fortunes.
Quick Prayer. “Restore that which has been taken from me.” Amen
“therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” (2 Chronicles 1:12)
Now that is an impressive list. Is there anyone out there who wouldn’t like a piece of that blessing? Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge, and got wealth, possessions, and honor thrown in for free. I don’t think they were an addition, I think that maybe they were an outcome, a consequence of the first two. The wisdom and knowledge applied, led to honor wealth and possessions.
Yet wisdom and knowledge that leads to these outcomes was still a gift. Therefore they need to be spiritually discerned and received. It is our spiritual life that becomes manifest in our physical existence.
Our prayer life, insights and anointing will deliver a physical manifestation of Gods blessings and promises. Makes a brief quiet time more appealing doesn’t it.
Quick Prayer. “I pray for wisdom and knowledge, teach me your ways Lord.” Amen
“For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.” (Nehemiah 9:21)
In some seasons we feel like it will not end. Maybe you have been through a long time of struggling; a long time of waiting for God to answer. Life can be hard sometimes, I am well aware of that. God’s answers can seem to be held back for an unreasonable time. But if we have engaged our faith and trusted in his timing we will see the hand of God move on our behalf.
In the meantime sometimes we will need to press into Him and ask for Him to sustain us. In Him there is no lack, the Israelites in the desert “lacked nothing”, as He sustained them.
Quick Prayer. “Sustain me Lord.” Amen