Archive for July, 2014

God’s Promises Are True

Monday, July 28th, 2014

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3

Our help doesn’t come from our flesh or our human ideas or creativity—it comes from God. When you face challenges in life, you can hide out and get depressed or you can turn to the Lord. Put your expectations back on the promises of God and believe for better and greater things. His promises never fail (Joshua 21:45).

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble,and He knows those who take refuge in Him. Nahum 1:7

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. Psalm 138:7

Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Daily Confession:
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow my foot to slip; He who keeps me will not slumber. The Lord is my keeper. The Lord will protect me from all evil; He will keep my soul. The Lord will guard my going out and coming in from this time forth and forever. Based on Psalm 121.

prom•ise, noun
A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation. Indication of future excellence or success.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

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Rely on God

Monday, July 21st, 2014

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

God finishes what He begins. As realistically as rain and snow come from heaven to replenish the earth, so God’s Word will replenish you and accomplish what God desires. Let this truth resonate in your spirit: He that has begun a good work will perfect and perform it in you—regardless if you are nine or ninety-nine (Philippians 1:6).

God works everything out for good. God has designed us, male and female, in His image, for amazing purposes – for accomplishment, excellence, and breakthrough. He knows more about your future than you know about your past. When something doesn’t seem to reconcile, put it on the altar knowing that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

God will bring you through the battle. We’ve all had times when we responded pathetically to our battles; yet God still brought us through. It’s not because we are “all that,” but because we rely on our accomplishing God. So cast your worries, cares, troubles, and anxiety on Him because He cares for you deeply, watchfully, and affectionately, and He is faithful. God will accomplish that which concerns you.

Daily Confession:
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. I will accomplish what God has called me to do today. I fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith. I won’t be hijacked by lesser things, but I will lay aside every encumbrance and sin that entangles me and run with endurance.

re • ly verb
To depend confidently; to put trust in.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Rely” Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc.

Mission Accomplished

Monday, July 14th, 2014

God sets things in motion and completes them. Let these scriptures rouse your heart and build your faith concerning how magnificent God is and how He is accomplishing His purposes in your life.

“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me. Psalm 57:2

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12

The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

God has His hand on your life. Step up in faith to what God is calling you to do. Even if you don’t feel it in your emotions, you can rest knowing that God always backs up His Word and He will bring His purposes to pass.

Daily Confession:
Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith (Hebrews 12:2). Faithful is God who calls me and He will bring it to pass (1 Thessalonians 5:24). He is accomplishing that which concerns me (Psalm 138:8). Thanks be to God, who always leads me in triumph in Christ, and manifests through me the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).

ac•com•plish verb – To bring about; to bring to completion; to succeed in reaching; to equip thoroughly.

The best is yet to come!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Accomplish” Merriam-Webster.com. Tue. 08 July 2014.

World-Changing Faith

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:4

Read God’s Word. God has called us to a life of faith. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). Faith is produced when we pay attention to the Word of God.

Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.” Habakkuk 2:2

Write what God shows you. Write down your goals and dreams. Revisit the vision—some of the things God has fostered in your heart. Let God refine those dreams and burn out all the self-manufactured or society-driven goals so His perfect will can come to pass in your life.

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised). Hebrews 10:23 KJV

Speak God’s Word. When you speak something out of your mouth, it’s powerful. Speak the Scriptures over your ambitions, over your dreams, over your future. When you are commuting to work or chauffeuring the kids around, fill up your car with prayer and thanksgiving. Whoever trusts in God will not be disappointed (Romans 10:11).

“The word ‘confess’ (Greek ‘homologeo’) has the connotation of a binding
legal relationship established by and through declaration, as with a contract.”
–Jack W. Hayford

Daily Confession
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). I’m full of faith today. I am led by the Holy Spirit. I am rooted and grounded in love. God is faithful who promised and I will not be disappointed. When I cry out to God, He hears me and saves me out of all my troubles (Psalm 34:6).

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. From “Power Faith.” Copyright 2011 by Jack Hayford. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.