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December 3, 2019

“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me:

“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak.

Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with...

December 1, 2019

“Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Like an ambassador completing an assignment or athlete securing the gold medal, our goal is to hear “well done” from the Father.  Earth is a temporary resting place yet testing ground to determine our faithfulness to God and His will. Our spirits will enter heaven once the Lord is accepted into our lives however the t...

November 30, 2019

"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised."

Proverbs 31:30 NKJV

As we grow more into Godly character and wisdom we become more confident in the ability to exercise the authority of God’s word. Our why provides the focus needed to take authority by declaring and standing on God’s word. They are interconnected for our dominion and should be exercised daily as we walk our God giv...

November 29, 2019

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Lord is faithful in times of joy and sorrow. As He is the beginning and the end He is well aware of the challenges and trials we will face on earth. Nothing catches the Lord by surprise even in human trial and error attempts to mimic Jesus. To circumvent attempts to isolate oneself the Lord provides s...

November 28, 2019

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Hold your form. Hold your focus. 

Being a believer of Christ does not exempt but strengthen one for trials and tribulations. Instead of believing falsely secure world ideologies we hold posture in the Word of God being guided by His truth. Although the natural realm may attempt to impress actions and solut...

November 27, 2019

“Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

Proverbs 31:29 NKJV

The Bible makes mention of several women in the bible known for their great works:

Miriam led a nation’s women in praise of God. Exodus 15

Deborah was a key military advisor. Judges 4

Queen Esther sacrificed her life for the Jewish people. Esther 4

How is the Proverbs woman stated to have “excelled them all” including these great women? By her fear of the L...

November 26, 2019

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Why rise early?

Why place the Lord as priority?

Why maintain the body in exercise and nutrition?

Why use words of kindness when fiery darts can be released to relay your perspective?

Defining the "why" requires introspection of the mind, body and soul. As our spirit is reconciled with Christ when He is accepted as Savio...

November 25, 2019

“She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Proverbs woman completes the Lord’s plans for her life with a sense of urgency. She understands prioritizing the active, progressive Word is what strengthens her to operate in confidence and intentionality. 

Remaining spiritually and physically idle however can question one’s purpose as the spirit yearns for progr...

November 24, 2019

"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised."

Proverbs 31:30 NKJV

The recurring theme with the Proverbs woman is that she completes everything with the respect of the Lord leading her to live life intentionally for the betterment of her family. As we approach the final leg of the challenge remain disciplined in your bible reading. The daily devotions ar...

November 23, 2019

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Words can spur acceleration or hamper one in the Spirit. Using words as God intended coupled with faith, move mountains. Words spoken out of God’s context however cause extreme and unnecessary hardship. As image bearers of God the same power and authority which spoke the heavens and earth into being belong to His believers. 

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