Job 22:28 tells us that when we make a decree, it is established. God's word is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). His word has the ability to change and transform us--our attitudes, mindsets, proclivities, habits, etc. His word has the power to heal, mend, and repair hearts and relationships. His word has the power to save and redeem. There is power and authority in the word of God is incomparable!
Make a declaration over your life today that is not based upon the way you feel or popular opinion. Decree the word of God. His word is forever settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89)! In the name of Jesus, I decree and declare:
Prayer: Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the promises of Proverbs 3:5-6. I believe that you are for me. And, I believe that your word is true. I purpose to place my trust in you--not in my own limited and finite logic and reasoning. I thank you that as I place my trust in you--the omniscient God--and rely confidently in you, you are making my paths straight and smooth. I thank you that you are removing every obstacle--every financial obstacle, health obstacle, relational obstacle, emotional obstacle--that would block my way (my purpose and destiny in life). Amen, and so be it according to the word of God.
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"Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save, Nor His ear so impaired That it cannot hear."--Isaiah 59:1(AMP)
"God is judging me." "God is punishing me." "God will never forgive me for what I have done." "God is getting me back."
Have you ever heard someone make any of the statements above? Has that person ever been you? Perhaps you may have not spoken these words aloud, but perhaps silently thought them in your heart?
Well, if you answered yes to the aforementioned questions, I have good news for you! If you are a believer in Yeshua, you have been reconciled to the Father.
Reconcile: "katallasso" (Gr.: #2644): to return to favor; to restore relationship
One of the tricks of the enemy is to have us believe that our sin is too great for God to ever forgive or pardon. Yes, sin does separate--but as believers we have been redeemed through Messiah and reconciled back to our heavenly Father. We have been forgiven of even what we perceive as our darkest, most depraved, even "secret" sin. When we cry out to God in repentance--turning away from the sin and aligning ourselves with the Father and His word, when we ask for forgiveness--He forgives.
"...There is no distinction, since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God,and are being justified [declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God, and granted eternal life] as a gift by His [precious, undeserved] grace, through the redemption [the payment for our sin] which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,whom God displayed publicly [before the eyes of the world] as a [life-giving] sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation (propitiation) by His blood [to be received] through faith..."--Romans 3:22-25(AMP)
When we sin, when we miss the mark and fall short, the word of God tells us to repent and ask for forgiveness. In so doing, we are forgiven. Even if it sounds too easy or too good to be true, we must believe the word of God by faith.
"If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]." -- I John 1:9(AMP)
We are loved by our Father God and nothing can separate us from his love.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." --Romans 8:38-39
Prayer Father, the name of Yeshua, I confess that I have sinned. I ask that you forgive me. Deliver me of the guilt, fear, tormenting thoughts, and anxiety I feel as a result. I believe that you are for me. I believe that nothing can separate me from your love. Help me to believe and receive these truths by faith. Fill me with your love, joy, and peace. Renew my mind with the truth of your word. Amen.
If you have never confessed Yeshua as Savior and Lord, please click on the button below for information on the Prayer of Salvation
I love this picture of my husband and oldest daughter; for me it is a picture of our Heavenly Father's desire to hold us in his arms. In his arms there is comfort, strength, peace, love, and security. Nothing that is unlike Him can access us. Yet, so often, we don't take advantage of the privilege we have. We try so hard to be strong in our human efforts, yet there are times when we simply need to be held by our Father.
“The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms.."--Deuteronomy 33:27
I am a wife, mother, and Christian counselor who believes that God can heal and restore our broken hearts and put us on the road to wholeness, purpose, and productivity in our lives when we follow and trust his "GPS".