Posts Tagged ‘time with God’

Break Through Your Obstacles

Friday, September 13th, 2019

And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:22-24

1. HAVE FAITH IN GOD. This is a year of breakthrough and we are called to actually move mountains. A mountain is the biggest barrier in the natural world. It represents anything in your life that is standing in the way of God’s will being done. Mountains can be fears, natural circumstances, lack, or sickness. Whatever is blocking God’s will in your life, remember that God is faithful, His Word is true, and His promises are unfailing. You can trust and rely on Him.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

2. SPEND FACE TIME WITH GOD. Intimate fellowship with God brings truth and understanding into your specific situations. Time in God’s presence and in His Word will help you out of depression, help you out of worry, help you to get unstuck. Take some time to fellowship with God. Write down things you are believing Him for. Forgive if you have anything against anyone.

3. CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH. The devil works overtime to fill us with worry and get us to make molehills into mountains. But God wants to turn your mountains into nothing. God has given us the ability to express ourselves with words, and with our words we are called to command those mountains to be removed. Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Find scriptures that correspond to whatever you are dealing with and then say them out loud.

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Daily Confession: I have faith in God. For with the heart I believe, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth I confess, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” I believe what I say is going to happen – all things for which I pray and ask I believe that I have received them. I forgive everyone, including those who have wronged me. I command the things that are blocking God’s will in my life to move in Jesus’ Name. I thank God that only His plans and His will are happening in my life (Romans 10:10-11; Mark 11:22-26).

Faith, noun
To trust in, have faith in, be fully convinced of, acknowledge, rely on… [It] is more than credence in church doctrines or articles of faith. It expresses reliance upon and a personal trust that produces obedience. It includes submission and a positive confession of the lordship of Jesus.

Copyright © 2019 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. Mills, Dick. “Word Wealth.” pp. 205-573. New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. Thomas Nelson, 2014.

How to Live Ready for Jesus

Friday, April 8th, 2016

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14

1. HONOR JESUS. Jesus is the Messiah and He fulfilled every prophecy about Himself, and some day soon Jesus is going to come back. In the meantime, we are to exalt and acknowledge Him. And just like the crowds cried out “Hosanna!” (“Save us!”) when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, we are also coming into a time when our city, our nation, and our world will be stirred to ask for God’s salvation.

Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of Him [Jesus], and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:8-9

2. SPEND TIME WITH GOD. Spend an hour in prayer. If that feels like too long, pray for 15 minutes or five minutes. Open your Bible and read it, and God will bring restoration and peace to your soul. If you want to see power flow in your life, pray in the Spirit. If you want to see stability in your life, stay in church.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16a

3. PREACH THE GOSPEL. The Gospel is powerful. Don’t let the devil shut your mouth. Understand the calling on your life to be help and hope to those around you – both covertly in your quiet time of prayer and overtly when God tells you to walk up to someone and say, “God loves you and has a plan for your life.”

Get ready!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Jesus, I love You and praise You! I put You first in my life. Thank You for this life of adventure with You. I’ll obey everything You tell me to do. Show me when and where You want me to share the Gospel and I’ll do it. Show me who I should be praying for and I’ll pray. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Copyright © 2016 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, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Hosanna.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. 05 April 2016.