prayer: Joyce Meyer's: Battlefield of the Mind Devotional 2/6/2013 - 02/06/13 09:40 AM
Joyce Meyer's: Battlefield of the Mind Devotional
Positive thoughts and positive thinking. This is something I have been working on for the last year or so. I ahve even started my two boys on writing positive affirmations. They each have 5-6 that  thoughts that they write out 5 times each day. They are ones they chose on their own. My wife and I did provide a few suggestions to get them started, but they decided on what they wanted to use. We helped them get more specific and create goals or specific outcomes.
Writing "I am good.", will not accomplish anything. … (2 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Abiding in the Word (5/3/2012) - 05/03/12 07:52 AM
Daily Devotional: Abiding in the Word
Prayer Starter: Lord, I want to be a true disciple and walk in the power that comes from abiding in Your Word. Lead me as I diligently study scripture and hide Your truth down in my heart.
John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (NIV)
Being a true believer, a true disciple of Jesus is very difficult for imperfect man, but the rewards are endless. "Ask and you shall receive" is often quoted, but you must abide in … (3 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: God is Able and Stable (5/2/2012) - 05/02/12 08:40 AM
Daily Devotional: God is Able and Stable
Prayer Starter: God, You are able and stable! You're the only constant in this life. I know that no matter what happens, I can rely on You and trust in Your unchanging nature.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. (HCSB)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever. (ESV)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever. (NIV)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yea and for ever. (ASV)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday … (1 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: You Are Never Alone (4/16/2012) - 04/16/12 01:16 PM
Daily Devotional: You Are Never Alone
Prayer Starter: God, I can't always see through my grief and loneliness, but I know that You never leave me. Help me to remember that You are near, and guide me to other believers who I can join with to fight off the enemy's attacks.
Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV)
You are never alone! God is always with you! What more could you ask for? Just remember to ask!!!
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prayer: Daily Devotional: Abide in His Love (4/9/2012) - 04/09/12 08:44 AM
Daily Devotional: Abide in His Love
Prayer Starter: Lord, I purpose today to abide in the love You have for me. So many things change, but Your love never leaves, so I choose to stay rooted in Your amazing love.
1 John 4:16  And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. (HCSB)
 
What can I say? God loves us no matter who we are or what we do. His love is here to stay!
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prayer: Daily Devotional: The Lord Is Your Strength (4/8/12) - 04/08/12 04:34 PM
Daily Devotional: The Lord Is Your Strength
Prayer Starter: God, You alone are my strength. I won't let Satan make me a weary Christian, but I'll remain strong in my intimacy with You.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength
Even though Christians will become weary at the end and saints will faint, we know who wins in the end! Remember that and use God's strength in your everyday life.
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prayer: Daily Devotional: Worry Is Selfishness in Disguise (4/7/12) - 04/07/12 04:52 AM
Daily Devotional: Worry Is Selfishness in Disguise
Prayer Starter: Father God, thank You for showing me that worry is a sin. Help me to get rid of my selfish, ungodly desires so that I can simply pursue Your destiny for me.
Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. (NIV)
The author states that "worry is based on one particular sin: selfishness." I had thought of that before, but it makes sense. I worry about how things are going to turn … (4 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Learn to Take Life As It Comes (4/6/2012) - 04/06/12 07:34 AM
Daily Devotional: Learn to Take Life As It Comes
Prayer Starter: Lord, I realize that I can't control everything, but I can trust You. Right now, I make a decision to do my best with what You've given me and leave the rest to You.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (HCSB)
Man, it is right there in the Bible! Don't worry about tomorrow. Yet I spend countless hours worrying about.....tomorrow or next week or the end of the year or tax time or.......
Time to … (2 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Why Ask 'Why'? (4/5/2012) - 04/05/12 06:36 AM
Daily Devotional: Why Ask 'Why'?
Prayer Starter: God, I believe in You, even when circumstances try to fill my mind with doubt. Help me to remember Your love for me and to put faith in You, no matter what happens.
Mark 9:24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
You live a free life, you make free will choices...Yes, God knows what you will choose and how your life will go...No, just because you are a Christian doesn't mean your life will be all hunky-dory....Read the Bible.....Trials and Tribulations confronted just about everyone. We are … (4 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Appreciate Honesty from Other People (4/3/2012) - 04/03/12 06:38 AM
Daily Devotional: Appreciate Honesty from Other People
Prayer Starter: Lord thank You for placing truly honest people in my life. Their honesty may make me uncomfortable at times, but I know that when I listen to them, You can help me become a better person.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (NIV)
Friends telling us about or weaknesses or faults. Most don't want to hear it, but we need to listen and then make the changes necessary in our lives.
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prayer: Daily Devotional: Notice the Little Things (4/2/2012) - 04/02/12 08:00 AM
Daily Devotional: Notice the Little Things
Prayer Starter: Lord, keep me aware so that I will notice the little, helpful things that people do for me. I don't want to be ungrateful. Instead, I want to thank them and build them up.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
I held a door open for an older lady at a store the other day. She was struggling with her cart and I simply stopped and waited for her. She made it through and looked at me said, "You just … (4 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Practicing Thankfulness (4/1/12) - 04/01/12 06:18 AM
Daily Devotional: Practicing Thankfulness
Prayer Starter: Dear God, the power of thankfulness is truly incredible. Thank You for blessing me daily and working in my life. I know that without You, I have nothing, so I thank You for the goodness that you have shown me.
Psalms 34:1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. (NIV)
I try to think God for the small stuff as well as the big stuff. I goes in fits and starts, but I am working at it. I pray that one day it will be automatic … (3 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: God's Perfect Plan for You (3/31/12) - 03/31/12 12:59 PM
Daily Devotional: God's Perfect Plan for You
Prayer Starter: Dear Lord, I know that I am not perfect, but thankfully Your plan for me depends on Your perfection, not mine. Thank You so much for developing a good work within me. I trust You to complete it.
Philippians 1:6 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.
God's plan is perfect, not us. We can strive for perfection, but God knows that we will fail. Only one person has ever been perfect and because … (1 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Where You Are Weak, He Is Strong (3/30/12) - 03/30/12 07:56 AM
Daily Devotional: Where You Are Weak, He Is Strong
Prayer Starter: God, I declare and confess that where I am weak, You are strong. So I will not worry about, or remain defeated by, my weakness. Instead, I put my faith in Your strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weakness, so Christ's power may reside in me. (HCSB)
Gee, if I am going to boast about things I am weak in...we could be here a … (4 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: The Tremendous Power in the Name of Jesus (3/29/2012) - 03/29/12 06:13 AM
Daily Devotional: The Tremendous Power in the Name of Jesus
Prayer Starter: Father God, over every circumstance in my life, I declare the name of Jesus in faith. Thank You for the saving power of Your Son.
Philppians 2:9-11  9 For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow-- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth-- 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the God the Father.
Jesus means "Savior". … (2 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Our Spiritual Heritage (3/28/2012) - 03/28/12 07:34 AM
Daily Devotional: Our Spiritual Heritage
Prayer Starter: God, thank You for my spiritual heritage in Jesus. I trust You, knowing that You can mold me into the image of Your Son, one day at a time.
Romans 8:29 We know this because God knew them in advance, and he decided in advance that they would be conformed to the image of his Son. That way his Son would be the first of many brothers and sisters. (CEB)
Romans 8:29 For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the … (3 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Learn to Wait (3/27/2012) - 03/27/12 01:11 PM
Daily Devotional: Learn to Wait
Prayer Starter: Lord, I don't want to get so caught up in the heat of the moment that I make a decision I regret.Remind me to daily wait on You. It might be difficult, but receiving Your wisdom and knowledge is worth it.
Isaiah 40:31 but those who trust 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 faint.
We want a quick answer when we ask God a question or pray for his guidance. What we miss is … (1 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Managing Your Emotions (3/26/2012) - 03/26/12 07:06 AM
Daily Devotional: Managing Your Emotions
Prayer Starter: God, I choose to pursue emotional stability. I don't want to be controlled by my emotions, but I want to learn to manage them properly. Than You for living in me and helping me with Your great strength.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst-- a warrior bringing victory. He will create calm with his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.
I have no problem controlling my emotions (HA!). Staying on an even keel is impossible on your own, and merely difficult when you randomly remember to ask for … (4 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Getting What You Don't Deserve (3/25/12) - 03/25/12 05:51 PM
Daily Devotional: Getting What You Don't Deserve
Prayer Starter: Lord, I realize the foolishness of only accepting Your help when I feel like I deserve it. I give up on my own works and receive Your grace. Thank You for helping me in every situation, even when I don't deserve it.
Psalms 40:12 because countless evils surround me. My wrongdoings have caught up with me-- I can't see a thing! There's more of them than hairs on my head-- my courage leaves me.
I doubt I ever 'deserve' Gods help. Fortunately, He forgives us and helps us at all times-- all … (3 comments)

prayer: Daily Devotional: Understand Grace, Walk in Faith (3/24/12) - 03/25/12 06:06 AM
Daily Devotional: Understand Grace, Walk in Faith
Prayer Starter: God, I don't just want to hear about Your grace without grasping its real power. Help me to understand how wonderful Your grace is so that my faith in You can grow.
Ephesians 2:8 You are saved by God's grace because of faith. This salvation is God's gift. It's not something you possessed.
 
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