Devotional 5/26/19

26- May     Knock and Witness for the Kingdom

Romans 10:14-15    But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” (NLT)

Job seekers are in a perfect position to bring the good news. Many eyes will be focused on you, from family and friends to former coworkers, watching to see how you’ll fare in this time of unemployment. There are hurting and frightened people out there who need Jesus. Let them see your joy and your peace. They’ll want to know your secret and you will be able to tell them. It’s Jesus. Lean on the Lord, exercise your faith and demonstrate the power of God in the life of a believer. You can make a Kingdom difference while you’re looking for work. Those you touch will bless you for sharing the really good news
of Jesus.
DECLARE THIS:
• I want to bring the good news to others so I trust the Holy Spirit to lead me to the right people.
• By faith I accept my assignment to demonstrate the power of God’s blessing in the life of a believer.
• I move in faith and confidence every day, living out the good news of Jesus in my life.

Devotional 5/25/19

25- May       Knock and Exercise Your Faith

Joshua 6:16   And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

Did you ever wonder why those people had to walk around the city of Jericho seven times, or why you had to do ten job interviews that amounted to nothing? God is doing something. He has already prepared a new assignment for you so that’s not the issue. The truth is that this part of the process is about your faith, your obedience and your patience.

Don’t try to skip the important work that’s being accomplished in you right now, the strengthened faith and confidence you are developing in the Lord. Your job search testimony just might become a lifesaver for someone else. So hang in there. Do whatever God asks for as long as He asks and you’ll be positioned for greatness.

DECLARE THIS:
• I am building patient endurance and confidence in the Lord.
• All eyes are on me and I do not waver in my faith. I trust in the Lord.
• By faith I receive the confidence that I hear from God and He will not let me miss His directions.

Devotional 5/24/19

24- May    Knock and Bring Gifts

Matthew 10:12   When you enter the home, give it your blessing.

Think about all the places you might go during your job search. Chances are you’ll be driving around your city and the surrounding areas a good bit. Why not spend your travel time praying for the entire area and releasing God’s hand over it? Every workplace you enter could use a blessing too, couldn’t it?

Bless the business leaders and ask for wisdom for them. Bless all the workers you see, that they might come to know the Lord and grow strong in their faith and love. See yourself as a Kingdom employee on assignment as a “blessing giver” right now. Your prayers will produce results that are desperately needed in the workplace. Will you accept this assignment?

 

DECLARE THIS:
• I am on assignment for the Lord and I bring blessings wherever I go.
• By faith I receive guidance from the Holy Spirit to know how and when to pray for the workplace.
• I know my prayers will produce results.

Devotional 5/23/19

23- May   Knock With Confidence

Ephesians 3:22   And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. 

When we grasp the full revelation of the authority we have been given in this world, we’ll take dominion over our workplace. It belongs to us. Christ is the head, we are the body and all things have been placed under our feet! We need to believe God when He says the things of this world are under our rule!

As you look for your next job, start thinking about the place that you want to influence for the Kingdom. Declare your willingness to assume responsibility for the workplace. God views us as sons and heirs, not servants. He wants us to rise up in confidence. Let’s claim what God has given us and be bold about our
claims, knowing that the Kingdom of God has need of us.

DECLARE THIS:
• I am part of the body of Christ and I claim authority over the workplace.
• By faith I receive my Kingdom assignment from God and look for a place where I may serve Him by blessing others.
• I move in confidence because I serve the King of Kings who rules from within me.

Devotional 5/22/19

22- May        Knock With Thanksgiving

Luke 17:16-18     He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.  Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”

The full awareness of God’s grace towards us makes us fall to our knees to worship Jesus, too. But unfortunately, we get so caught up in our pursuit of employment and our attempts to supply our own needs that we allow what we don’t yet have to crowd out all that we already possess. Today, before you begin your job search activity, sit still and recount all that the Lord has done for you.

Thank Him and praise Him. Then be refreshed, knowing that God is good and only good. His love and mercy towards us is boundless. Bask in thanksgiving and go forth in peace and confidence. The God who has blessed us in the past is forever in the “blessing business.”

DECLARE THIS:
• I give thanks for all that Jesus has done for me. I am saved, healed, prosperous and complete.
• By faith I receive God’s blessing and expect it to manifest in every part of my life.
• With the help of the Holy Spirit, I make thanksgiving and praise my continuous response to God.

Devotional 5/21/19

21- May        Knock With Boldness

A life rooted and grounded in Christ will produce Christians abounding in thanksgiving. Imagine what it will be like to be unshakable, completely established in faith. Can you see yourself in such a deep and personal relationship with God that you confidently follow the direction He gives you with the expectation of good and only good? Just realize that the God of all creation loves us perfectly.

The truth is that He has wonderful plans for us that start now and extend into all eternity. That ought to thrill us to the core of our beings. Absolute thanksgiving is the by-product of believers who really understand the magnitude of the gift we’ve already been given.

DECLARE THIS:
• I am so grateful that I have been chosen by God to reign for all eternity.
• By faith I receive a life rooted and grounded in Jesus and His anointing.
• The gift of the name of Jesus, and the authority to use it, makes me dance with thanksgiving.

Devotional 5/20/19

20-May      Seek to Stay Focused on Jesus

Colossians 2:6   And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (NLT)

There are many who accept Jesus as their Savior without ever realizing that He is also their Lord and Master. Upon receiving His salvation we committed our lives to His service. We owe obedience to Him. The great news is that the reward for following Him is awesome! As we let our roots grow down into Him we secure our lives from being battered by the storms we face, including unemployment.

Grow roots. Build upon Him. Then our job search will be built on a solid foundation and we’ll have unshakeable confidence. Life built on the Rock will cause us to “overflow with thankfulness!”

DECLARE THIS:
• I thank God that my life is rooted and grounded in Him.
• By faith I receive Christ as my Lord and the Holy Spirit as my guide.
• I am so grateful that I don’t have to struggle. My life is built on Him.

Devotional 5/19/19

19-May       Seek Hidden Treasures

John 14:16-17   And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.

The world can’t see or hear the Holy Spirit, and doesn’t even recognize that He exists. But in truth He may be the greatest “hidden” treasure of all. Because of the Spirit of God living inside us, we are equipped to handle and overcome every one of life’s challenges. The Holy Spirit will tell us things we never learned through studying. With the leading of the Spirit we will always escape every snare the enemy may set and we’ll confidently pursue the opportunities God has prepared for us.

Beyond success in our work assignments, the Holy Spirit will also connect us with the power to heal the sick and brokenhearted, and set captives free. The Holy Spirit will tell us exactly when and where to release that power. Now that’s a treasure, but hopefully it won’t remain hidden!

DECLARE THIS:
• I have the Holy Spirit inside me to empower me in all things.
• By faith I receive the supernatural insight and wisdom that comes directly to me through the Spirit of God.
• I thank God for this life-transforming gift of Christ in me.

Devotional 5/18/19

18-May    Seek Divine Connections

Matthew 10:41     If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God, you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs.

When we openly love and accept our fellow Christians, we get to share in the blessings God has for them. He called some to be prophets and all of us to be righteous people. Then He tells us that if we will receive and honor those He sends and those He calls righteous, we will be given a reward just like theirs. As we give them our prayers and financial support, we participate in their anointing and blessing!

Even when you’re unemployed and unable to reach the world for Christ, your support of those doing God’s work will bring their reward to you! When you bless others God always returns a greatly multiplied blessing to you. Never underestimate the power of your prayers!

DECLARE THIS:
• I thank God for the body of believers and for the shepherds and prophets He has ordained.
• By faith I receive the ability to discern God’s prophetic voice when I hear it.
• I receive God’s blessing and participate in His divine reward program!

Devotional 5/17/19

17-May   Seek the Direction of the Holy Spirit

Proverbs 16:9   A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. (NLT)

Notice the cooperation and partnership between God and man here. We are not puppets. In fact, we have been invited to co-labor with God. He wants us to tell Him the things we are passionate about and what we want to do for the Kingdom. It’s likely that the things we care deeply about are the very desires that God placed in our hearts before the foundation of the earth.

God expects us to contribute to His plan using our ideas and creativity. We’re His children, destined to rule for all eternity, so let’s get started. As we dream great dreams, He will show us how to accomplish them. What’s more, He has promised to work right alongside us. What a partnership!

DECLARE THIS:
• I work for the Lord and He labors with me to accomplish great things.
• By faith I trust God to reveal how I can contribute to His kingdom with my energy and creativity.
• I trust that the Lord will show me how to accomplish whatever I set my hands to do.