Week 7: Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

Isaiah 58:5 NKJV “Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul (bring about a burden)?

The Key to Spiritual Breakthrough:
Have a burden that is great. Activate the burden by fasting on purpose with a purpose. It’s our way of coming to God for the answers and relief needed.

Nehemiah 1:4 NKJV “So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.”

1 John 5:14-15 NKJV “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

Do you have a burden, problem or fear that you need to fast and pray about? There are many types of fasting, simply put , fasting is giving up something you love for something or someone you love more!

Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

Week 6: Miracles, Victories and Success

Nehemiah 1:11 NLT “O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me. In those days, I was the king’s cup-bearer.”

To be a conqueror we have to have a battle.

The way we respond to the battles in life will greatly determine the miracles we experience. Nehemiah wept, mourned, & prayed. Sin brings curses—God will not be mocked. God wants us to be in the world, but not of the world. Value what God values. Pray and ask God to help you delight in honoring Him.

Where do you need success today?

Pray this prayer and personalize it with your name:
Nehemiah 1:11b “Please grant _______________ success today”

Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion

Week 5: How to Know God’s Will for Your Life

Ephesians 2:10 NKJV “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

To know God’s Will for our life, He has to be the Center of our life. We will be God centered or self-centered. God is more concerned with our character than our comfort. What will be our contribution to further His Kingdom? What good works are you doing that helps further God’s Kingdom?

Read Ephesians 2:10 again in the AMP version.

Ephesians 2:10 NKJV  “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Are you living the good life God has prearranged for you? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

Week 4: How to Make Godly Decisions

Colossians 3:17 NKJV “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

How to Have God’s Will in the Matter:
1. God’s Word – Know the Word; Act on the Word.
2. God’s Principles – God is more concerned with who you are becoming (Character) than where you are. Colossians 3:17, NKJV
3. God’s Authorities – The main reason people don’t go to their God given authorities is because of PRIDE.
4. God’s Sovereignty – We can’t control the sovereignty of God.

Making Godly Decisions:
The answer to pressure is a Jesus and our pace. Yoke with Jesus and He becomes our partner and our peace.

Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

What decision do you need God’s help in making today? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make
from this devotion?

Week 3: God has a Divine Destiny for Each One of Us

3 Steps to Have Abundant Life
1. Love God
2. Promptly Obey God
3. Be Grateful for what God has done

1 Corinthians 2:9 AMP “But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, what eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]

Reach Your Divine Destiny Faster and Go Further
1. Predetermine your decisions before you have to make them.
2. Dreams determine destiny when put into action.
3. Direction not good intentions determines destiny.
4. Discipline greatly determines destiny.
5. Loyalty greatly determines our direction and destiny.

Would you say you have an abundant life? Which of the 3 steps to having the Abundant Life do you feel you’re lacking most? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

Week 2: May the Force Be with Us

1 John 4:4 NKJV “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you (The Force or The Holy Spirit) is greater than he who is in the world.”

Our goal is to be ordinary (just be yourself) but be used extraordinarily by the Force (Holy Spirit) within us. There are two forces: evil and good. The one we feed will WIN!

5 Insights About the Holy Spirit Within Us
1. Is greater than the force that comes against us. 1 John 4:4 NKJV
2. Comforts us. John 14:16-18 TLB
3. Leads us into all Truth.
4. Reminds us of God’s Word. John 14:26 TLB
5. Guides us. John 16:13-14 TLB

Where do you need the Holy Spirit’s help the most today? Take time to read the verses and then personalize them! Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

WEEK 1: How to Have the Best Year Ever

Matthew 6:33 NKJV But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

3 Steps to Have the Best Year Ever
1. Know where you come from, where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there.
2. Intentionally prioritize spiritual growth.
3. Happiness is a by-product of seeking Jesus.

2 Chronicles 25:5b NKJV
and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

If you don’t know where you are at and where you want to go, you will feel lost. Take some time to dream and plan.

How can I better spiritually prioritize my life this year? Are you happy? If not, why not? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?