YOU ARE ALREADY BLESSED Joseph Prince

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : I work at home for my living and that is favor from God. Every last day of the week, I used to calculate my total earning then look to my bills been paid. It would not tally. I used to question myself, how could I afford these spending and paying all these bills. I couldn’t answer and just confused from trying to figure it out. I stop doing that for a long time. No more calculating the total earning. All I do is getting all the ten percent from what I earn everyday. It is supernatural . I compared myself to other who are not doing God’s way, without bragging I am doing well. No debts with almost zero balance credit card and with good sound savings. Being grateful to the Lord, I do my best to be faithful to Him. If I mess up I am quick to repent and quick to forgive. I sow a lot to God’s kingdom and to others.

JOSHUA 24:13
‘I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’
God is more willing to bless you than you are willing to be blessed! In fact, He is so keen for you to enjoy His abundance that in His mind, giving you over and above what you need is a settled matter.

God has already promised: “I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.”

He did not say, “I may give,” which means that it may or may not happen, but He said, “I have given,” which means that it has already happened. It is only a matter of time before your revelation of what you have through the work of Christ brings forth the abundance that He has already blessed you with.

A brother in the United States wrote in to share how he needed to buy a car, but had only half the amount of money needed. He kept calculating and strategizing, but the sums just weren’t adding up. He finally quit trying to make it happen and just rested in the Lord’s love and ability to provide for him. Weeks later, he was able to buy a car that was two years newer than what he had wanted, at exactly the amount that he had!

My friend, expect divine provision in your life because you are already richly blessed in Christ. Jesus took your place of poverty at the cross—“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) In Him, you are poor no more.

So stop looking at the lack in your natural resources. Look to the cross and say, “Because of Jesus’ finished work, I can expect to walk in all of His blessings!”

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Experiencing Inner Peace By In Touch

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : Inner peace is very important to live wholeness. Talking only to my experienced. When I was in fear It destroyed my peace of mind. When I don’t walk in love ( this is the condition of my heart), I had no peace. When I was offended, I had no peace. When I was full of pride, I had no peace. Listening to bad news, I had no peace. When I entertained gossips, I had no peace. I got peace when I obey God. When I walked what I learned in the Word of God, I got peace. When I make the Word ( Jesus) the center in my life and in my home, I got peace. When I focus the Word, I got complete inner peace. Love never fail. Let us walk with Love. Love cast out fear.

Luke 8:22-25

Jesus promised to give us His peace (John 14:27)—the kind that enabled Him to sleep through a fierce storm. Without it, we’d be like the disciples, who felt helpless and afraid. With it, we will experience inner calmness in the midst of life’s turmoil.

To access the peace of the Lord, we must meet certain conditions. The first requirement is to receive Jesus as our personal Savior. Before salvation, we were by nature opposed to God. But our redemption changed that. The Bible says we now have peace with Him (Rom. 5:10) and are members of His family, instead of His enemies. Fear of death—a major reason that we lack peace—evaporates as we comprehend the glorious truth that we will spend eternity in heaven with Him.

Believing in God’s sovereignty is a second condition for having a tranquil heart. In this troubled world, personal safety is a major concern. To combat fear, we must trust that God controls all things. Knowing that He is in charge will protect us from anxiety and give us peace.

The third thing we must do is understand that God knows our needs and has promised to meet each one (Phil. 4:19). He is a loving Father who delights in giving good gifts to His children. We may not receive all we want, but He’ll give us whatever is necessary to fulfill His purpose for us.

Once we have received Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit will remind us that our future is secure, and our loving, sovereign God will see to it that we have everything we need.

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Don’t Be A ‘Bone out of Joint’! By Rick Renner

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : We know that strifes , division and offences stop the blessings.
I have an argumentative child, it cost me so much stress. I pray to God to help me. The Lord showed me articles about unity and harmony produces supernatural . How can I have a supernatural when our home became a battleground. I heard The Lord to walk with love and bless more this child. I followed The Lord . I shut my mouth and checked the condition of my heart. Then bless her by doing the work that caused the arguments. Peace reigned in my home. Truly supernatural came to my home. Prayers had been answered. Strife is costly. Avoid strife for the sake of unity and harmony.

From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling.— 1 Timothy 1:6
Have you ever been in a situation where you found it hard to submit graciously to the orders of the person in authority over you? Maybe you thought that the orders were unfair or that you had a better idea. Or can you think of a moment when a fellow employee, staff member, or volunteer became so obstinate, disagreeable, or uncooperative that it made everyone else feel uneasy?
We’ve probably all had experiences in which one person’s belligerence caused us and those around us to feel ill at ease. This uneasy circumstance is particularly awkward when everyone else is in agreement and willing to do what is being asked, but one person decides to defy those in authority. Refusing to budge, unwilling to give an inch, this kind of person can put the entire group and project “on hold” because a stubborn, quarrelsome, provoking, “pig-headed” attitude stalemates everything!
Can you think of a person you know who acts like this? Have you ever been that person I’m describing? Can you remember an instance when you were the one who acted like a “bone out of joint” with the rest of the team?
Today I want us to look at the phrase “a bone out of joint” and see what it means. I’m taking this phrase from First Timothy 1:6, so let’s go there first to see how Paul used it and how it applies to you and me today.
When the book of First Timothy was written, young Timothy had only recently stepped into the position of senior pastor. In the early months of his pastoral ministry, he was simultaneously enjoying phenomenal successes and huge challenges. The successes had to do with the growth his church was experiencing. However, Timothy also had to deal with rebellious leaders who didn’t like him or who thought he was too young to be the pastor of such a large church. These leaders had no desire to submit to Timothy’s authority or follow his vision.
The attitudes of these argumentative leaders became so rank that Paul wrote to Timothy about this problem. Referring to the belligerent people under Timothy’s authority, Paul said, “From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling” (1 Timothy 1:6).
I want you to especially pay close attention to the words “turned aside.” These words come from the Greek word ektrepo, which means to turn or to twist. This word was also a medical term used in the medical world to denote a bone that had slipped out of joint. So when Paul used this word to picture these argumentative and stubborn leaders, he was making a powerful statement about them and their bad attitudes. He was calling them “a bone out of joint”!
When a person has a bone that is out of joint, it’s a very difficult, painful experience. Although that bone is still located inside his body and isn’t broken, it isn’t properly connected. Therefore, it becomes a major source of pain and irritation, sending signals of pain throughout the entire body. If you’ve ever had an out-of-joint bone in your body, you know how excruciatingly painful it can be. Nearly every movement of the body is affected as that out-of-joint bone screams misery throughout your entire central nervous system!
This is exactly the image Paul had in mind when he used the word ektrepo to describe the unruly, difficult church members Timothy was trying to work with. Although these people were saved and valuable to God, they had become a source of pain and irritation to the pastor and ultimately to the entire church because of their rebellious attitude and refusal to cooperate. The strife they had caused in the church was a distraction that pulled Timothy from what he needed to be doing, constantly demanding that he try to bring peace. All these problems resulted from the rebellious attitudes of a few people who didn’t want to follow the senior leadership of the Ephesian church. In the end, they became “out of joint,” not only with their pastor but with the entire congregation.
Paul’s words in First Timothy 1:6 could be interpreted:
“Some among you have become like a bone out of joint —
a source of real pain and irritation to the whole body.”
A sincere act of repentance can snap “out-of-joint” people back into their rightful place so they can begin to function properly and become productive members of the church. But no one can make them repent and get their attitude right. It’s a decision only they have the power to make. Once they make this decision, they can again become a benefit and a joy to everyone around them.
Do you know anyone who fits this “out-of-joint” description? Is it you? If it is you, it’s time for you to reevaluate your attitude and the issues you have allowed to become so divisive in your life. Are those issues really so important that you should let them make you a “thorn in the side” of everyone else in the group? Is it possible that you’ve allowed the enemy to use you to bring division? Have you become a source of distraction, pulling the group’s attention from where it ought to be?
If you’ve become a “bone out of joint” in your home, in the workplace, in your church, or in any other area of your life, do everything you can to snap yourself back into the godly attitude and behavior you ought to be displaying. Get back in place, for you have a divine call to fulfill! Your gifts and cooperation are needed by those who are running their spiritual race alongside you!

MY PRAYER FOR TODAY

Lord, help me to never be viewed as an argumentative, belligerent, disagreeable person by those who know me — especially by those who are working with me toward a common goal. If I’ve done anything to be perceived this way, I am sincerely asking You to forgive me right now. But I know that I don’t just need Your forgiveness; I also need to ask for forgiveness from those who felt uncomfortable with my wrong behavior so my relationship with them can be made right. I need Your help to keep a right attitude, Lord, so I am asking You to help me to stay open-minded and correctable. Help me to always maintain a humble spirit and to strive to get along with the key people You have placed in my life.
I pray this in Jesus’ name!

MY CONFESSION FOR TODAY

I confess that I have a teachable, correctable spirit. People love to work with me because I strive to be cooperative and to show appreciation for those who are working with me toward a common goal. When an idea is presented that is new or different to me, I think carefully before I open my mouth to respond. Even if I disagree, I don’t show disrespect for anyone in the group. I realize that I am not always right and that others may be correct, so I make room for others to express themselves and to speak their hearts, and I honor their right to hold a position that is different from mine
I declare this by faith in Jesus’ name!

QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

1. Can you recall an experience when you were in a group where someone’s belligerent attitude made everyone feel uneasy? What did you learn from that experience?
2. When that happened, how did it affect the entire group?
3. If you have ever been that “bone out of joint,” did you later apologize and ask for forgiveness? If not, don’t you think it’s time that you went back to those who were involved and make things right?
- See more at: http://www.renner.org/attitude/dont-be-a-bone-out-of-joi/#sthash.gZOcsO8A.dpuf

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God’s Peace by Leading The Way

From Amarylis : I Declare JesusChristIs Lord!

Amarylis : Very Long time ago, I shopped till I dropped to get rid of loneliness. When I had trouble, I shopped. Although I didn’t end up mental I lost quite of money for shopping unnecessary things.
When I got Jesus, I ate His Word. The Lord taught me to shop important things. My heart told me to put it back to the shelves every time I picked things I don’t need. Now I got peace inside in me, it saves me a lot of money.

Some people believe that if they have a certain level of wealth, then they will have peace—or if they marry right, then they will know contentment. Others mistakenly believe that if they can just live in some ideal location or receive certain recognition at work, then they will have all they could ever hope to achieve.

However, none of these scenarios is capable of providing the peace and contentment we long to experience. True peace only comes as a result of living a life filled with the Spirit of God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Charles Spurgeon writes, “The God of peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are fixed upon Him.”

We can try to achieve peace through accomplishments and hard work. We may look for peace everywhere—thinking that new experiences, buying things, or stashing money away will deliver peace. However, apart from God, we will never find lasting peace.

In order to experience the peace of God, we first must have peace with God—which comes as the result of a complete surrender to Christ as our Lord and Savior. Once we are saved, God’s peace is available to us. A famous actress once lamented that she had everything she could possibly want, but she still did not have a sense of peace. There are some things that money cannot buy, and peace is one of them.

Before His death, Jesus comforted His disciples with these words: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid,” (John 14:27).

We, too, can find the peace and comfort we need within His eternal care.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the peace You offer me as Your child. I know the world can never offer the peace that can be found only in You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

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When God Does It, It’s Perfect! By Joseph Prince

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : Do you have experience that you have all the best intention to help the person and you ended up being blame. We have to discern before we act. Sometimes we back off and let God be God.

Meditate On
…it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13

Once as a young child, I came across a shrub with gorgeous flowers. When I discovered a budding flower among the fully opened ones, I thought that it would be a great idea to help it blossom. So I tried to peel open the petals one by one…and bit by bit, the flower became undone as the petals were torn off in my little hands. I had begun with good intentions, but killed the poor flower in the end!

My friend, when it comes to our areas of concern, our human efforts to solve our problems, despite the best of intentions, cannot produce results that are as beautiful as if we were to allow God’s wisdom and timing to do it. It’s when we rest from our self-efforts and struggles to solve our problems, and allow God to work in us and through us, that we see divine results.

I’ve often said this: If God wants all the glory, then allow Him to do all the work. God loves it when you look to and lean on Him alone. In heaven, it’s, “Worthy is the Lamb,” and not, “Worthy is the Lamb…and me.”

Beloved, stop trying to make it all happen through your own strength and wisdom. Cease from trying and start trusting the Lord. Let Him work in and through you to overcome your challenges, accomplish your dreams and fulfill His plans and purposes for your life. When God does it with His incomparable wisdom, power and timing, it can only be perfect!

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For Overcoming Depression by Prayer for Help

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : you just read this and believe what you pray. Another, reading the Word for healing that is very important. You don’t have to think what you are going to say. You just read the Word with Faith . The Word of God when spoken doesn’t return to the Our Heavenly Father void.

Dear Lord, I am suffering from depression and anxiety disorder. Thank you for giving me the medical attention that has helped place my soul back into my skin. Give all of us who suffer this stress the courage and strength to trust you and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us. You love and through your love all things are possible.

In Jesus’ name we praise you.

Amen.

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A Prayer for Depression by Prayer for Help

From Amarylis : I Declare Jesus Christ Is Lord!

Amarylis : This blog had posted different kinds of prayers. You just search.

God bless all who are battling those inner demons of depression, loneliness, unworthiness, and hopelessness. Shine Your warm Heavenly Light down upon all of us, Lord, who are looking for our soul mates. Guide us to find peace, happiness, and contentment in our lives and within ourselves.

Amen.

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