Category Archives: Blessings

Commit & Confess

Psalm 139:23-24 “Explore me, O God, and know the real me. Dig deeply and discover who I am. Put me to the test and watch how I handle the strain. Examine me to see if there is an evil bone in me, and guide me down Your path forever.” (Voice).

Jacob got to that place in the crisis phase when he chose to stop running. Jacob got to the point where he realized that his conflict was with God and not with Esau. And he responded by committing to wrestle with God until he can walk in the blessing. God is checking, Read the rest of this entry

The Objective

Isaiah 62:7 “Tirelessly pester God—give Him no rest—until He re-establishes Jerusalem and makes it worthy of praise throughout the whole world.” (Voice)

The first phase Jacob experienced before he could walk in the blessing was the Crisis Phase. As it is said, God whispers in our pleasures, but He shouts in our pain. Pain helps us hear God shouting. Sometimes, God uses conflict, trauma, or pain to get our attention. Read the rest of this entry

Face It!

Genesis 32:22&24 “During the night Jacob… took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River… This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.” (emphasis added).

How do I walk in the blessing? The first thing you need to realize is that God is more interested in your character than in your contribution. Yes, God is more interested in who you are becoming on earth, than in what you are contributing (doing) to earth. Read the rest of this entry

The Covenant

Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”’ (NKJV).

Genesis 28:11-15When Jacob reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. He found a smooth stone for a pillow and laid down to sleep. Then GOD GAVE HIM A DREAM in which he saw a stairway going from earth to heaven, and angels of God were going up and down the stairs! At the top of the stairway was God who said, ‘I am the same Lord of Abraham your grandfather and Isaac your father, and I am going to give you and your descendants all the land on which you’re sleeping... and your descendants will spread all around the world, and all the peoples on earth are going to be blessed by your future generations… I’m going to be with you, and I’m going to watch over you wherever you go…” (NIV, paraphrased with emphasis added). Do you receive that? God will be with you wherever you go. Personalize it. Read the rest of this entry

Be You!

Luke 12:2 “You can’t keep your true self hidden forever; before long you’ll be exposed. You can’t hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known.” (MSG)

Wearing a mask can be draining and discouraging. Even the nose mask that we had to wear for protection during the Coronavirus pandemic was uncomfortable. Yes, we tried to make it fashionable. But by the time you have had it on it all day, after a while what happens? Read the rest of this entry

Value System

Haggai 2:15 “Now think carefully about your choices from this point forward…” (Voice)

The choices you make are so powerful and they determine the life you live. One major way of changing anything is to change the value you place on it. You cannot claim to value your finances if you do not place value on the things God has said you should place value on. Read the rest of this entry

Watch Out!

Psalm 75:5-7 “Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.’” For no one on earth—from east or west, or even from the wilderness— should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.”

We will kick off today’s devotional with our final thought from yesterday which is, never ever get to a place where you feel so big that you disdain God by disobeying His voice. A long time ago, a man came to my office talking very big, he said one of his many warehouses had goods worth over two billion in it. Read the rest of this entry

Only Jesus

Colossians 2:9-10 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all  principality and power.” (NIV)

The first significance of ingathering for us is Harvest and the second significance of ingathering for us is The Invocation of God’s Blessings For The Coming Year. Ingathering is not just about gathering in; it is also invoking God’s blessing. In Deuteronomy 6 (please read), Read the rest of this entry

Time Up!

Psalm 126:1-2 “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.” (KJV)

The first significance of ingathering is Harvest. With the Jews, in the agricultural year, the things that are not brought in during the ingathering rot. But for us, spiritually, the things that are not brought in during ingathering are stored. What does this mean? Read the rest of this entry

Secrets, III

Isaiah 22:22 “I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.”

When the heavens open, the first thing to expect is Clear Communication With Heaven. The second thing to expect is Angels Will Work For You. Gen.28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” (KJV, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry