It makes all the difference in the world when we read Scripture EXPECTING that the LORD will teach us and impact us through the inspired words that we read! (2 Timothy 3:16)
Then our reading changes from being a “discipline” to becoming a “treasure hunt!” And that is exciting!
Thank You, LORD, for Your Word! Your Truths are indeed a “treasure” that we want to store up within our minds, souls, and spirits!
We are indeed “rich” when we store up Your Treasure, Your Word, within our hearts…and then ACT on Your Truth!
May we spread Your Treasure upon this earth. May we not just be HEARERS of Your Word…but may we be DOERS!! (James 1:22). AMEN!!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
Ahhhh, Brothers and Sisters! Our minds are a battlefield!! This Scripture is so powerful! It reminds us that our weapons are divine weapons…spiritual weapons…and not weapons of our flesh.
It reminds us that we are to “destroy” those thoughts that are raised up against the knowledge of God. Our knowledge of God is what we have learned through the Holy Scriptures…the revelation knowledge of His Truth that has been revealed to us by His Holy Spirit.
ANY thoughts that go against His promises…His will for us…or His Truth, should be taken captive and destroyed! Our thoughts are like fortresses. They can either imprison us in false thinking and not allow us to be free in Christ Jesus…
or they can be fortresses that protect us from the enemy because we have built a “wall of truth” of God’s Word around our minds, souls, and spirits.
Are there any “fortresses” of wrong thinking that are imprisoning you today? Please know that FREEDOM is here for you NOW!! Take God’s Truth and use it confidently and boldly to bring down all those thoughts that go against who God is and who you are in Christ Jesus!! Look in His Word for those “weapons” –words of truth and power – that WILL accomplish for you what you have been unable to do on your own.
I speak and decree FREEDOM for you today!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus, AMEN!! ~Tina K. Roach
As I was sitting on the porch in the quiet of the morning and the coolness of the gentle breeze flowing over me, I drew near to the Lord and rested in His presence.
I began seeking Him for His word for the new year 2021. A scripture flowed through my mind but did not stay. Then the scripture above settled and I began to meditate on it.
The New Year is a time of making new resolutions and new plans. We begin to list all of the things we want to change, make better, or simply add to our lives. Usually, they are good and healthy things. Some things we may want to get rid of altogether.
There is nothing wrong with doing a “life check” and judging where we are and where we need to be. But, it is important to let God be a part of our “life check.”
We tend to have our own ideas, thoughts, and plans and never realize that the Lord has even BETTER ideas, thoughts, and plans for our lives!
I believe this new year will be a time of the unexpected. What WE think will happen and how it will be accomplished is thinking at a level far below that of the Lord.
Do we truly trust our God? May 2021 be a time of maturing – in our faith, in our hope, and in our love. May we SPEAK our trust and belief! May our words align with the heart and will of God! May our ways and thoughts be raised to God’s level and may we not try and bring His down to our level.
RAISE US UP, O GOD!!
I’m entering 2021 with high expectations of God and in His ability to do more than we can even ask or think!!
“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 NASB
Prayer works! Prayer makes a difference! May we never take it for granted, but may we see it for what it is. Prayer is our communication with Almighty God AND it is His communication with us.
We should always be praying with an open heart and a listening ear as we position ourselves to hear from our Lord and pray HIS will and desire for every situation. Praying HIS will and not our own is what will result in answered prayer.
As a follow-up to prayer, we may be called to declare and decree God’s Word out loud over a situation or over a place. We are God’s voice on the earth!! He uses us to PRAY His will, to SPEAK His will, and to DO His will!! HALLELUJAH!!
Father God, what a blessing to be able to join You in holy conversation! What a joy to be in Your presence and hear Your voice! Oh Lord! Help us to speak Your will boldly and with the authority You have given us!! May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! In Jesus’ Name! AMEN!! ~~Tina K. Roach
“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)
During this time of uncertainty and wondering who to listen to in the flow of changing information that comes across our hearing or reading, we need to remind ourselves that the word of God can be trusted. The word of God does not contradict itself. It is not dependent upon external circumstances going on around us. As a matter of fact, we can navigate the changing landscape of our lives by taking God’s word and applying it to our lives.
“All Scripture is God-breathed…” (2 Timothy 3:16) It is Truth and it is Eternal!! In the coming days, may we breathe in God’s Truth and may we walk out that Truth in strength and love!!
Lord, thank You for being our Rock on which we stand! Thank You for Your faithfulness in good times and bad! Thank You for Your word that gives us understanding and revelation of who You are and who we are as Your sons and daughters! We trust Your word…we trust Your promises…we trust YOU, O God!! Amen!
Breathing in God’s Truth, Tina K. Roach
The GLORY of the LORD is never under quarantine!
“but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD…”. Numbers 14:21 NKJV
“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” I Chronicles 16:24 NKJV
“But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalms 3:3 NKJV
“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.” Psalms 29:3 NKJV
“And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.” Psalms 72:19 NKJV
The Word of God in our mouths – spoken forth with the authority we have in Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit will accomplish much in the Kingdom of God!! DECLARE HIS WORD!!