Why Do We Question God?

Genesis 17:17 – 17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Why do we question God? When trials and tragedy hits us, when unexpected blessings flow, why do we question God? In today’s scripture we read, “Abraham fell on his face and laughed”. Abraham questioned God after God had given Abraham a promise (unexpected blessing). When we question God, we are lacking in faith of who and what He is. The God of Abraham is your God. The God that made the impossible happen in Abraham’s life is the same God that will make the impossible happen in your life. The God that gave Abraham unexpected blessings is the same God that wants to give you the same. Each day, may you seek God’s plan and purpose in your life so that you may know that He is your God.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Despised in Her Eyes

Genesis 16:5 – Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me.”

People underestimate the impact that sin will have on their lives. We live in the “I am not hiring anyone, so what does it matter” mentality. That is exactly what the enemy wants us to think — sin has no consequences, sin doesn’t hurt anyone. Sarai was “despised” by her maidservant when she allowed her husband, Abram, to sleep with her. Remember, what you do, where you go, what you say does matter. It matters to God and it matters to those around you. Do what is right, what brings glory and honor to God. May your day today be a living testimony to our Lord and Savior.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

The Curse of a Lie

Genesis 12:17-20 – 17 But the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.” 20 So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.

What is it that causes people to lie? Fear, weakness, desperation? We are tricked into believing that telling a lie will make things better for us when in reality it will always make things worse for you and those around you. In today’s scripture we read, “But the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” Abram lied about Sarai being his sister and it cause the Pharaoh to be plagued. Lies will never lead to blessings but will always result in plagues and curses. I pray for all of us today that our tongues will speak truth and bring honor and glory to the Lord.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

You Will Be a Blessing

Genesis 12:2 – I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.

The enemy does a great of job of getting us to think less of ourselves — we are not worthy, we are not special. Today’s passage reminds us to not listen to the enemy’s lies. God promises, “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.” God has great plans and blessings for you and it is His desire to give those to you. With each day, continue to draw closer to the Lord so He may reveal His plans and blessings to you.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 – 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

Ultimately, the choice to sin is ours. We decide whether or not we will sin. It is not up to anybody or anything else. Today’s passages says we must “Keep your heart with all diligence”. In other words, we must guard (protect) our hearts so that we will not allow sin into our lives. With each decision we make, we must ask if we are protecting our heart from sin or are we inviting it into our lives. My prayer for you today is that you will guard your heart from sin and allow the Lord to guide and lead your steps.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey! 

God Has Given You

Genesis 1:29-31 – 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

When is the last time you took a moment to stop and look at all of the beauty that God has created? There are many people that will deny God’s involvement in creation, but when you look at the Biblical and scientific facts (yes, science does support the Bible), there is no denying that all and everything was created by God. Each day, God has given you things to see, things to enjoy and things to sustain you.  We often forget that God has given us everything we need to survive and thrive. When was the last time you took a moment to thank Him for that?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

The Spirit of God was Hovering

Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

We often invite the Holy Spirit to join us in during a church service, prayer group or even a quiet time, yet we forget to remember that the Holy Spirit was there long before we were. As we read today, “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Our daily prayer should not be for the Holy Spirit to be present (He already is), but our prayer should be for us to encounter Him as He intended. Remember, He is always present, He is always powerful, He is always moving in our lives.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Rebuilding a Temple

Nehemiah 3:3-5 – Also the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars. And next to them Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz, made repairs. Next to them Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs. Next to them Zadok the son of Baana made repairs. Next to them the Tekoites made repairs; but their nobles did not put their shoulders to the work of their Lord.

Nehemiah had returned to Judah to rebuild God’s Temple at the calling of the Lord. However, what today’s verses remind us of is that it takes more than one man to build God’s Temple and it takes more than one person to restore His Temple. The church that you worship needs you. You must give of your time and resources to build and maintain what God has commanded be built. You must help build your church and you must be a part of maintaining it.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

An Escape

Ezra 9:8 – And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.

Believe it or not, there has never been a sin that you have committed where the Lord did not give you a way out. In today’s passage we read, “And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape”. Every time we sin, we are ignoring the escape that the Lord has given us. As you begin to feel the temptation and pull to sin, I pray for the Lord’s strength to fill you so you will instead look for His escape. He is always there, He is always available and the escape is always open.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

You Are Missed

Ezra 8:15 – 15 Now I gathered them by the river that flows to Ahava, and we camped there three days. And I looked among the people and the priests, and found none of the sons of Levi there.

Some people believe that they do not need to attend church and choose to instead have a relationship with Jesus outside of fellowship. In today’s Word we read, “And I looked among the people and the priests, and found none of the sons of Levi there.” Regardless of the church you go to, know that you are missed when you are not there. Not only by the members of the church, but also by the Lord. He built your church so you could come meet Him there and encounter Him. Remember, when you choose not to attend your church, you are missed.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!