Good morning! Are you looking for a fresh way to start the day, wondering how to greet God in the morning, thankful for another opportunity, or unsure what to say as you face a challenge or crisis? Whether you are ready and raring to go today, fearing what awaits, or just uncertain of what to ask, pray along with these words and give your day to the Lord!
Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want me to be.
Today I want to start the day with you on my mind and in my heart. As I dress, let me wear the armor you’ve provided daily: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, the shoes of peace, and the sword of the spirit—with prayer on my tongue: praise for you and petitions for those around me and those I meet.
Feed me today with your daily bread. As the Bread of Life, your food, like manna, will sustain me throughout any trials and hungers. Help me to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what will help and encourage others. Keep me from putting my foot in my mouth, and help me guard the affections of my heart today, Lord. Make whatever work I do be marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I seek not to make a name, but to make a difference. Help me to treat each person I encounter as you would, with respect and love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness myself when needed.
As I start this day, help me remember that I belong to you, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things you have designed for me. I’m proud to be your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that you died for me—rising again on your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of your love, the freedom of your Spirit, and the joy of knowing you.
I know earthly life is short and fleeting, Lord. But I want to live today as if it were the first or the last day of my life, giving thanks for every good and perfect gift you choose to give. Today, and every day, I want to live my life for you, Jesus. In your precious name, Amen.
Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Publication date: August 4, 2015
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Even if you have failed or experiencing disappointment, keep going, keep pressing forward. Failure is not fatal, it is not defining. You are not a failure, you are an overcomer. If you keep pressing forward, you will overcome. No matter how great the fall, failure is not your destination, it happens to us all. So pick yourself up and keep going, keep trying, again and again, don’t give up. No one is immune to failure. It is the courage to continue that counts, so don’t give up now. “Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up” ~Chinese quote
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,And He delights in his way.24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;For the Lord upholds him with His hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24)
Even if you are struggling, keep working hard, there is hope. God is watching out for you. You don’t have to face the trials alone, call on God, call on the name of Jesus, He will carry you through. Though you are struggling and your trial is big to you, it is not too big for God, so cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.
“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.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Even if you feel darkness all around you and you feel you cannot continue, you are tired, you’ve had enough, enough of pain, disappointment, adversity, failure and you don’t know where to turn, I encourage you today, keep walking there is light at the end of the tunnel. During times of adversity, put your faith in God. He will help guide you to the path of happiness and peace. Friends and family may not be able to help, but God is there waiting for you to turn to Him and He will carry you through the dark tunnel of life into a place of peace. God will give you health, strength and joy in times of adversity. He is always there, I encourage you to call on Him. Call on the name of Jesus, He is the answer. He will be your Light and Protector through the tough times.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Even if you have lost everything and all hope is gone, keep standing. The devil wants you to lose hope and he wants you to start losing faith. When your heart has grown heavy and you feel lost, I encourage you to keep standing, do not allow the heaviness, the burden, the weight, the worries of life and anxiety to hold you back. There is not a feeling we can have that God is not aware of. He knows when we are hurting, lost, lonely and afraid. When we cry out to Him, He will respond tenderly…
“Fear not, for I am with you;Be not dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you,I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Even if you are hearing negative voices, keep fighting, don’t give up. God has a voice, a soft voice of hope and a future. The enemy also has a contrary voice, a negative voice of failure, whispers of accusation, guilt, fear and hopelessness asking you to end it all. That is the voice of the enemy. He wants to kill you, to steal from you and if you pay enough attention to that voice he will try and destroy you. The voice of the enemy is yelling “Defeat!”, “Failure!” at you, robbing you of your joy in the Lord. Don’t let that “voice” ruin your life. Don’t allow that “voice” to ruin your walk with Jesus.
There is another voice of the Holy Spirit. It requires a lot more effort to hear. It is not aggressive, it is a very soft voice of comfort and hope. You have to slow down and be quiet and spend time in prayer and God’s Word so you can hear His still small voice. Prayer will bring you closer to the Holy Spirit and you will hear His soft voice of comfort and hope. All of us hear voices, but we have a choice on who we want to listen to. Choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth, His name is Jesus.
“Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing,And those who strive with you shall perish.12 You shall seek them and not find them—Those who contended with you.Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:11-13)
Even if everything you lay your hands on seems to slip through the net, keep going and don’t give up.
My Prayer For You
Today, I pray that the Lord will be with you, may He encourage your heart and deliver you from all the attacks of the enemy. You are blessed. May the blessing of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be upon you. I pray that the Lord will give you strength to face the hard and troubled times you are currently going through. Remember, life is all about seasons. This season of your life will pass and you will make it to the other side. Even though you go through the valley of the shadow of death, I pray that the Lord will be your rod and your staff, your strength, your pillar and deliverer. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. I pray that your spring rains will come again. You are not alone…you are not forgotten.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,And delivers them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:17-18)
God bless you today and always.
(Written by Freda Ladé-Ajumobi 2017 © All rights reserved.)
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EL SHADDAI, in 2018, by Your Mercies and Grace, may we, your children, present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to You, which is our Spiritual Worship to You, bowing before You in awe of Your power.
For You are Spirit and True Worshippers must Worship You in spirit and in truth.
ELOHIM, as the year 2018 proceeds, we shall let the Word of Christ richly dwell in us, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing Psalms and Hymns, and Spiritual songs of worship, with thankfulness in our Hearts to You.
For it is our Great Commission to diligently proclaim that which we have heard from You, to all who would or wouldn’t listen, so that they too shall have Fellowship with us, as we Worship the Father, and His son CHRIST JESUS.
ADONAI, we stand on Your Promise that You have Mighty Plans to Prosper us, and never to harm us, that You have plans to give us hope and a future. LORD, however, we acknowledge that we must purge ourselves of all our indiscretions, for these plans to be fully fulfilled.
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So through Worship, we shall yield and say YES, to Your process of purging, and pruning of our personalities, as You purify our hearts in preparation for Your plans.
We say YES! As You use Your chosen people to allow iron to sharpen iron between us.
We say YES! To the cleansing power of the Precious Blood of JESUS CHRIST, as its rejects and removes the rudiments of unrighteousness from our characters.
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EL ELYON, it is only through our true worship of You in spirit and in truth, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, shall we find the fortitude to forsake all, and flee from those fiendish, frenzied, and fickle fetishes, that separate us from You.
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Father, with this new found freedom From foolishness, we shall walk with You in unflinching faith, towards the path of righteousness, and be fulfilling our Divine purposes in 2018, GOD’s Blessings to each and every one of You, in the name of JESUS CHRIST we Pray ….AMEN!!!
“But the hour comes, and now is, when the True Worshippers shall Worship the Father, in Spirit and in Truth. For the Father seeks such to Worship Him. GOD is a Spirit. And they that Worship Him, must Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.” ~ John 4: 23-24