Father You already know the trouble I get myself into when I don’t listen and obey You, when my impatience causes me to rush and not wait on You, and when my fear clouds my thinking and doubt blocks out Your words. Father I pray for the courage to get up and walk, to trust that You already know the outcome and that Your love for me is greater than anything I could ever imagine—so You would never subject me to anything I couldn’t handle nor would You subject me to anything that would harm me, Your creation. I want to be released from these mental and physical shackles that suppress and oppress me, so that I can be free to see, hear, and experience all that You desire for me. In Jesus’ name I humbly and passionately pray. Amen.
God is the Source of Life, Love, Truth, and Light. We are never blind or blindsided when we live fully in life and love, always seeking out truth and light. But even in darkness we should not fear the unknown because God is still there, guiding us to the light, His Light. Trust each forward step you take. Doubt is paralyzing and keeps you trapped in darkness, where you cannot see and where you will ultimately begin to imagine what is not there—a presence greater than God—and that is humanly, spiritually, and scientifically impossible.
Don’t let the enemy trick you and convince you that it can produce results with greater impact than your Father-Mother’s. Don’t you let the enemy convince you that you are not deserving of what God has in store for you. The enemy thrives off of robbing your dreams and tearing down your faith. Like homeowners and store owners seal up their properties during high storms, block those weak areas in your mind and life that the enemy can penetrate.
God sends us messages and blessings through people, angels, and experiences. The Truth comes to us—trust the message and follow where God guides you, knowing that not everyone in your circle will be joining you now or at any point. That cannot be your concern. Just walk and know that God has all of the details figured out. He knew you before you were conceived and He already knows how and when you will transition from the here and now in this human body, to the next level of existence. You are to focus on the time you have right now between those two milestones. Will you live fully seeking, embracing, and speaking Truth? Or will you waste your life paralyzed by fear and doubt?
God gives us choices. Either way, He knows what our lives will look like when the “buzzer” sounds on the “game clock”.
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.
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