One of my favorite signs says:
“Good morning! I’ll be handling all your problems today. So relax and enjoy your day. Love, God. P.S. I love you.”
Someone once said:
“Do not face the day, until you have faced God in prayer.”
When you woke up this morning. . .did you expect this to be your best day ever?
What is your expectation for the day? Is it different than yesterday or the day before?
Do you have any expectation for today or are you just glad that you made it through another night?
Do you expect to feel better today than you did yesterday? And, more importantly, did you expect to feel better today?
Do you expect God to move in the lives of your loved ones?
Do you see it as a day filled with previously unknown opportunities where you can tap into previously unused potential?
Do you expect to make divine appointments or supernatural connections today?
Do you expect to receive divine revelation or direction during your prayer time?
Think about these questions. . .review them again and again in the outline we provided to you online and here at Sunday night church.
Let’s look at seven ways to make today, tomorrow and forever. . .your best days ever.
1) Look at Every Day As A Potential Day for Miracles.
We serve a right now God. . .wanting to manifest His power TODAY.
Yes, we should stir our faith and the faith of others by the recounting of our Lord's miracles. But, we must be expecting miracles "in the moment"...this moment. . .our defining moment.
Acts 5:12 in the New King James Version says:
“And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. . .”
I encourage you to write down the areas of your life where you need miracle manifestation.
It doesn’t matter how impossible your situation may seem . .because as it says in Luke 1:37 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:
“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”
As human as Mary was, she is not remembered for her humanity but because of her faith in a virgin birth.
Above it all, I believe she anticipated the reward of faithfully fulfilling the call of God upon her life.
We can learn much from Mary.
She believed what must have seemed absurd.
Today she is an example in proving that nothing is impossible with God.
We encourage you to Create a Personalized Confession. . .TODAY. . . on how to make the impossible….possible…using the Word of God.
“Heavenly Father, I thank that whatever I ask in prayer…and believe that I receive…it will be granted to me according to Mark 11:23-24. I rejoice that you are empowering me to overcome every attack of the enemy and that you infuse me with inner strength causing me to be self-sufficient in your sufficiency according to Philippians 4:13.
“Father, your Word says that if I believe on you and I do. . .that I shall do the greater works. I rejoice that all things are possible to those who believe and I believe according to John 14:12.
“Lord, I’m ready to shout because nothing is impossible to me and that no word from you is impossible of fulfillment according to Luke 1:37.
“I believe today is going to be the best day of my life.”
“And, I call all this done in the strong name of Jesus. Amen.”
2) Speaking words Of Faith Guarantees A "God" Result for this day.
Proverbs 25:11 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
Words are important. They are powerful. They have the ability to build up or tear down.
A word fitly spoken can change the course of a person’s life.
A Word from the Lord that is obeyed leads to blessing. . .when those same Words are ignored it can destine a person to a life of mediocrity.
Words can inflict pain or joy . . .misery or laughter. For my part, I prefer joy and laughter. But the real question is: what’s behind those words.
Words start wars.
Words bring peace.
Words justify the believer.
Words condemn the unbelieving.
Our words have consequences . . . we decide whether they are good or evil.
Proverbs 18:20 in the Amplified Bible says:
“A man's [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil].”
Words will either bring life or they can bring death to you. . .
Proverbs 18:21 says:
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Whether your words bring life or death is up to you.
Proverbs 18:21 in the Message Bible says:
“Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit—you choose.”
Here’s the bottom line. . .it’s found in Proverbs 18:20 in the Contemporary English Version which says:
“Make your words good-- you will be glad you did.”
One last thought. . .don’t waste your words on strife or conflict. . .use them to promote God’s kingdom.
3) Each Day Contains The Potential For Good News.
Proverbs 25:25 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far [home] country.”
This is a better day; it is a great day.
I’ve now read the books I keep on my nightstand. . .in our car. . .and on my desk. . .with a deeper revelatory insight than I had yesterday or the days before.
And yes, I love my fine wife Bev more than I did yesterday.
But frankly, I expected things to be better. . .and they were.
How can I be so sure that each new day carries the potential for good news?
Ephesians 3:20 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”
The New Living Translation of Ephesians 3:20 reads this way personalized.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within <<Your Name>>, to accomplish infinitely more than <<Your Name>> might ask or think.”
Now that ought to make you shout HALLELUJAH. THANK YOU JESUS.
4) Gloomy Tunes Only Guarantee An Overcast Day.
You will never reach your desired result in life by listening to the wrong people (which you probably know but are you still doing it?). But it may surprise you to learn that listening to the wrong music can adversely affect your destiny as well.
Proverbs 25:20 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“He who sings songs to a heavy heart is like him who lays off a garment in cold weather and like vinegar upon soda.”
We love music.
Music is an incredibly powerful force. Few things move us like music.
Think about the songs you sing.
For instance, I grew up with the music of Ray Charles but you’ll never hear me sing “Born to Lose.” That song is scripturally inaccurate and when sung will become a self-fulfilling prophecy for you if you let that get seeded in your subconscious.
Actually, we have been designed and destined to win.
How about the Garth Brooks song “I’ve got friends in low places?”
That’s the problem. . .friends from low places attitudinally and friends with low ambitions, if any at all.
Really? I don’t believe I’d want that to be part of my confession.
How about the crying songs? It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Or Blue eyes crying in the rain.
Listen to music that will inspire you. Our morning playlist alone includes:
Just Can’t Stop Praising His Name by Ron Kenoly
Healing Oil by Kim Walker Smith
O Happy Day by the Edwin Hawkins Singers
This Joy That I Have by Shirley Caesar
The Days of Elijah by Judy Jacobs
Amazing Grace sung by Aaron Neville
Break Every Chain by Jesus Culture
Raise a Hallelujah by Jonathan & Melissa Helser
Ephesians 5:19 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,”
Faith-filled music will help you overcome seemingly impossible odds and intense adversity.
5) What You Look Upon the Longest Becomes The Strongest.
Job 31:1 in the New Living Translation is a rather direct scripture. It says:
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.”
Galatians 5:16 in the King James Version says:
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
I first heard this Galatians verse taught as a “quit quit” and “don’t don’t” verse. In other words, live a godly life by not going to movies, watching television, dancing, smoking, drinking, looking at girls or anything that doesn’t happen within the four walls of the church.
The verse says: “…you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
The word fulfill is the Greek word teleo (G5055) and it means:
“to bring to a close, to finish, to end, to pay.”
In the Strong’s Concordance the Greek word (G1939) for lust means:
“desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust.”
The Greek word for lust is mentioned 38 times in 37 verses according to the Hebrew Concordance of the King James Bible.
As I began to read those verses. . .I felt stirred to discuss the first one on the list which is Mark 4:19 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:
“Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.”
Our focus determines our future.
What we focus on the longest. . .today. . .will become the strongest. . .in our daily thought life.
If I think on the things of the flesh I will be dominated by the flesh.
If I make conscious decisions throughout the day to focus on spiritual things I will be led by The Holy Spirit.
Colossians 3:2 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.”
6) Self-justification Doesn’t Impress God.
This key is true. . .every day.
Job 31:40 in the New King James Version says:
“Then let thistles grow instead of wheat, and weeds instead of barley.” The words of Job are ended.”
Job was an admirable man. God Himself said so.
Job was also a very human man. That should give all of us a lot of hope since God spoke very highly of Job.
He spent a lot of time comparing himself to others.
The more he looked at others, the better Job felt about himself.
Hebrews 12:12-13 in the Message Bible really stirred my spirit when I read it. The verses say:
“So don't sit around on your hands! No more dragging your feet! Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. Help each other out. And run for it!”
What would make people sit on their hands and drag their feet. . .it happens when they make excuses trying to justify what they’ve done or didn’t do.
The American Heritage Dictionary says that an excuse is “the act of justification.”
Before we make any excuses, we need to check out what Proverbs 24:11 in the Message Bible says:
“Rescue the perishing; don't hesitate to step in and help. If you say, "Hey, that's none of my business," will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know— Someone not impressed with weak excuses.”
What’s a weak excuse? Anything that suggests the power of God and your faith can’t overcome every obstacle.
Here’s an absolute fact.
Successful people make plans. . .unsuccessful people make excuses justifying why they haven’t completed their assignment.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 in the Message Bible says:
“Don't you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? "If you don't work, you don't eat." And now we're getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you. This must not be tolerated. We command them to get to work immediately—no excuses, no arguments—and earn their own keep. Friends, don't slack off in doing your duty.”
If we spend our lives looking for excuses. . .justifying our inaction. . .we’ll never find the time to find the answer to our problems.
People with excuses will never be remembered for what they did . . . or even what they could have done.
7) Faith Will Always Get The Attention Of God. . .every day.
Luke 1:45 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition says:
“And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.”
Human emotion will never depart from our lives.
I will always experience emotions and so will you.
Emotions will come representing themselves as faith.
God's heart is moved by my tears. But God's hand is moved by my faith.
My answer is in His heart. My results come through the movement of His hand.
There is one more thing we want to share with you.
God hears when you speak to your faith. . .which will make it grow.
2 Corinthians 4:13 in the Good News Translation says:
“The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe.”
There are also times. . .when you will speak about things of faith before they ever manifest in the natural realm.
Romans 4:17 in the Amplified Bible says:
“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
The boldness of your faith will open doors of opportunity for you.
One more thing. As you remember, we began the first seven days of 2020 with seven powerful confessions. We had an amazing response to those confessions. Here are two of the many testimonies we received.
The first is from Beverly from Georgia wrote:
“I am so excited! Seven days after stating the 2020 confessions (which I am continuing), I received over a 438% increase from the seed sown! Through the Lord - and your anointment - your ministry greatly helped me be debt free for almost a decade now. and with an abundant storehouse I could not have imagined. Thank Father God, the Lord Jesus, - and you! Many blessings !”
The second is from Carla who lives in Massachusetts. Carla wrote:
“I received the 7 confessions for the New Year in my email, and I must confess that I didn't start to make the confessions until after the New year. One day I read 1-4 and forgot about it, then the next week I made the confessions 1-7 with Power and Authority! The next day I was checking my account and there was money I was not expecting. And I remembered the confessions that I made. The next day I said the confessions and later that day I went to the store and in every store I went in I bought things that were lowered considerably! Call it coincidence I think not, I knew that God had smiled on me. This is just the beginning! God has great things ahead for me this year. Thank you, Pastor Harold, for those confessions it helped me to release my faith in God in a great way!”
Beverly and Carla released their seed and released their faith in expectation and received. Expectation of a harvest for our faith makes us a winner, today, tomorrow and every day thereafter.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS