Archive for November, 2014

Reset Your Life with God’s Word

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. Psalm 19:7-8a MSG

The Map of God’s Word. Many people are wondering what to do with their lives. No one cares more about your life than God. He cares about your days and the hours and the minutes you spend. He knows what to do when nobody else does. He will lead and guide you by His Holy Spirit and His written Word.

The Joy of God’s Word. God wants to restore joy to you (Psalm 51:12). The devil wants you to ignore your Bible and be overwhelmed with 50,000 other things because when God’s Word is in your heart, you become a formidable entity on the earth. The Bible has answers for your questions and gives you direction in the face of uncertainty. It will get you out of breakdown and into breakthrough.

The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

The Light of God’s Word. Whatever you are going through, God has a plan. The Scriptures cut through all darkness and confusion like a light beam from heaven. Turn to the Word and let it be a light to your path. Spend time reading Psalm 19 and Psalm 119 this month and let God’s Word restore your soul.

Pray this Prayer:
God, give me a desire for the Bible. I know Your Word is perfect and restores my soul; it makes me wise; it rejoices my heart and enlightens my eyes (Psalm 19:7-8). Revive me according to Your Word (Psalm 119:25). Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

res•tore, verb
Hebrew: shuwb
To turn back; call to mind; get oneself back again; give again; recover; refresh.
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

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. Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Copyright 1890 by James Strong, Madison, NJ.

A Certain Mission

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him . . . after getting them [His children] established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun. Romans 8:29-30 The Message

Daily Faithfulness. Your mission is not vague, but certain. You may not know at this moment the fullness of what God has called you to, but He put gifts and aptitudes in your life for a specific purpose. Do everything you can to press in and not let the devil disrupt your fellowship with God or diminish your effectiveness.

Language of Faith. It takes courage to fulfill God’s plan. You may have to step out of your comfort zone into some new areas, but know that those whom God calls He equips (1 Thessalonians 5:24; Hebrews 13:21). A faith-filled believer doesn’t whine and doesn’t speak from want, but from a position of abundance: “God is going to supply and meet my need right where I am.”

Culture Shapers. What do you want to see happen through your life? If you’re clueless about it, go to God and ask like Paul did, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” (Acts 9:6 NKJV). God leads you by His Word and He leads you by the subtle prompting in your spirit. In the meantime, be diligent in whatever you find to do (Ecclesiastes 10:9). You are called to be a culture-shaper—to cause hearts to be changed and whole nations to know the saving power of Jesus.

Pray this Prayer
Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that You would download creativity, supernatural strength, and the next steps of what I am to do. I thank You that I am designed to be a carrier of Your presence. Help me to be sensitive to the voice of Your Holy Spirit, to go where You say to go and do what You say to do.

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. “Dread” www.macmillandictionary.com. Macmillan British Dictionary. n.d. Wed. 03 Nov. 2014. Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

An Eye Toward the Future

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11,13

Direct Your Vision. The prophet Jeremiah declared this message from God during a time of great challenge for the people of Israel. That same God wants to see you through today. Repeatedly the Bible tells us to lift up our eyes; to look to Jesus. Though we have never seen Him, we love Him. “He [Moses] endured, as seeing Him who is unseen” (Hebrews 11:27b).

But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end, while it is said, “Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 3:13-15a

Guard Your Heart. It’s so important to keep your heart tender and completely surrendered toward God. As you stay open to Him and keep your heart free of unconfessed sin or unforgiveness, He will bring you not just into a place of survival, but into a place where your heart can be connected with His and you can go forward, running your race with endurance to win.

Move Forward in Faith. Instead of being filled with fear of failure, you can step out in faith, trusting God. With God, you can see problems as just challenges to be overcome. Every day you can walk right into His presence and have fellowship with Him. If your heart has grown cold, God can make it fiery hot.

Pray This Prayer:
God, I love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I mix what I’ve read with faith and declare that all You have called me to be and do will come to pass. I will accomplish Your plan in my lifetime. I will see my generation come to know Jesus the Redeemer. I repent for any sins and keep my heart open to You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

fu•ture, noun
An expectation of advancement or progressive development.

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. “future.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.