As soon as you make something idiot-proof, along comes a bigger idiot. #Fortune
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble. (Proverbs 25:19) #Bible
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. #Bible
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Psalm 37:4, AMP.
In the Psalms, it talks about the secret petitions of our heart. These are the hidden dreams that you haven’t told anybody about. One way you know they’re from God is that they’re so big you cannot accomplish them on your own. God does this on purpose so that it will take faith. Faith is what pleases God. Faith is what allows Him to do the impossible. So God will put something big before you where you don’t have all the talent, the education, the connections or the confidence. God will even allow certain obstacles that we can’t overcome on our own.Today, if you’ve been believing God for something that seems like it’s taking a long time, don’t give up! Remember, God knows exactly where you are. He knows the desires He’s placed within you. He’s working things together for your good. He’s promised to finish what He started, and as you delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart!
Prayer for Today:
Father, I humbly come to You today, giving You all that I am. Thank You for fulfilling every desire in my heart. Mold me and shape me into Your image. Remove anything from my life that is displeasing to You so that everything I do brings glory to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. #Fortune
A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16) #Bible
4 The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. #Bible
Sofia Vergara prefers a sexy black one-piece bathing suit worn with a blue maxi-skirt. #Glam
Do you make “to do” lists? Make sure that letting your sweetie know they’re awesome is near the top! #Love
Qualm (n). Concern. Quentin had no qualms about taking the new job – it would be the right move for him. #Word
Keeping an (accurate!) food and exercise diary can be a powerful determinant of long-term success. #Diet
…you do not have because you do not ask.
James 4:2, NKJV.
I wonder today how many people have been disappointed simply because they didn’t pray and ask God for the big things in their hearts. You might say, “Well, Joel, God is God. If He wants to bless me, He will bless me.” But no, it says in James 4:2, “You have not because you ask not.” If you’re not asking big, you are shortchanging yourself.
You will never reach the fullness of your potential if you only pray small prayers. I’m not talking about just making a wish list and praying every whim. I’m talking about asking God for what He has already promised you. The scripture says, “When you walk in God’s ways, you will lend and not borrow. With long life God will satisfy you. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” There are hundreds of promises that you have every right to pray and ask God to bring to pass; not only that, there are specific dreams and desires that God has placed in your heart. They didn’t just randomly show up. The Creator of the universe put them in you. Dare to ask and ask big—and watch what God will do in your life!
Prayer for Today:
Father, today I dare to ask You to fulfill the promises You have placed in my heart. I believe that You are willing. I believe that You are able, and I believe that You are working things together for my good as I put my hope and trust in You in Jesus’ name. Amen.