Devos

Kingdom Prayers

Through James 5:16-17, the Lord teaches us how to pray prayers that get results.  Many people think prayer is a like a coin toss or a roll of the dice.  “You never know what God will do”, I hear many people say.  But that is not what Jesus taught or modeled.  Its time we learn to pray Kingdom prayers and see Kingdom results.

If you don’t know what is yours in Christ, you won’t approach God with confidence and perseverance.  You can only appropriate what you recognize.  Discover who you are in Christ and what is available to you through Him; ditch wimpy prayers and pick up your weapons.

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Don’t Let the Devil Bully You

You can only appropriate what you recognize.  If we don’t know something is ours we cannot utilize it.  Too often we let fear and discouragement, shame and insecurity push us around, because we do not know who we are.

We need to know who we are in Christ and what has been given to us.  That is what Paul prays for in Ephesians chapter one and that is what the Holy Spirit is showing us in this message.

Beloved, don’t let the devil bully you any longer!  Rise up and fight.  Find out how in this message.

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Forever Changed

I was impacted by something so simple while reading the Gospels recently.  When people encountered Jesus, they were changed forever.  And what was their response?  Worship. So often we see people falling down and worshipping Jesus out of an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  He made such an impact!

The risen Lord is still in the life-changing business.  I may not be a leper, but I need healing; I may not be a tax collector, but I need forgiveness.  He is alive: still the healer, redeemer, savior, deliverer.

Everyone who encountered Jesus, was changed forever.  As you come to Jesus, He will change you.

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The Praise Breakthrough

Often just when we start making some progress, resistance comes.  Often after revival, comes backlash.  We can be tempted to be discouraged, but the Lord is reminding us that our victory is on our lips, that praise is the way to breakthrough.  So don’t worry; worship.  Don’t back down; Bless the Lord.  Don’t give up; give Him glory!

Be reminded through some powerful testimonies that as you worship, God is moving.  He is going before you, fighting for you, giving you victory.  Praise Him!

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Costly Worship

There is no worship without sacrifice.  Think about it!  It is all over the Bible.  God is honored when we worship Him in a costly manner.  Even David knew this and said, “I will not give to God that which costs me nothing!”

In these messages we continue to learn that we are called to minister to God and discover what blesses God.  Let God draw you deeper.

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Ministering to the Lord

We are not only called to minister for the Lord but to the Lord. Our primary calling is to know and love God.  In fact, we find our identity and purpose when we put Him first and honor Him.

In these messages, the Lord is teaching us what blesses Him.  We often think of our own needs and wants; but do we really consider what God wants?  Let God draw you deeper.

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Action Sunday

We often want the promises of God to come instantly without any obstacles; we wish we could see the fulfillment without the struggle.  But people of faith know that is not how it works.  God gives us promises because He knows we need them to endure; He gives us a vision of the future because we can’t see it yet and need the hope to keep going.

In this message, you will be encouraged to rise up and move into your promised land.  For our church’s vision, that means rising up together.  Joshua wasn’t called to take the promised land by himself; he was simply the leader who empowered and coordinated a the people of God for a move of God.  The same is true of our church and our mission to reach our region: it will take every person doing their part.

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Vision Sunday 2018

God has something in His heart for our future and He shares it so we can believe Him, get into alignment, and move forward.  If we don’t have a vision from the Lord, how can we know what to invest our time and energy into!?   In this message, listen to the vision God has given The Rock, how that vision is manifesting in St. Louis, and how you can partner and support this move of God.  I believe this will encourage you and help you tune your spiritual ears to hear God’s heart and vision for you in 2018.

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Led by the Spirit

You won’t be able to fulfill your calling in the flesh, in your own limited ability.  God’s promised blessings and your calling can only be realized through the favor and power of God, as God says, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”–Zechariah 4:6.

We often face obstacles, problems, questions, insufficiencies and we don’t know what to do.  The heart of God is calling out, “I want to help you.  I have the answer to that problem.  Ask Me and I will show you what to do.”  God promises: “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”–Jeremiah 33:3.

In this message, we unpack the importance of walking in the Spirit and the consequences of not.  As we observe the life of Joshua, we will see he is a great example of this.  I think you will be both encouraged and challenged.  Enjoy!

 

Breaking Fear

What holds you back from entering into your promises, realizing your potential, fulfilling your calling?  I have found it is most often fear–paralyzing fear.  Fear is often why we hide, why we compromise, why we settle, why we run, why we give up.

So how do you overcome fear?  In this message we find out how to break the power of fear in our lives so that we can enter into God’s promised land for our lives.  2018 can be your best year, but you will have to make some changes and align with God.

Here is a sneak peak: when fear speaks to you, you will need to speak to it.  That’s right!  Fear has a voice.  It is time for you to find yours.  Get ready to learn how to use the sword of the Spirit.

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