I Choose You

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child! I have shown and will continue to reveal to you areas of need all around. There will always be an abundance of need, but the things I show you and place on your heart are where I am calling you to minister.

My heart is for every need to be met, and every person to be touched with My love, healed, set free, and restored to life. You are the one I will use to do this. 

As you come close to Me you will gain My heart and My desire. Holy Spirit will give the strength and determination to do it as well as the perseverance to continue to matter the circumstances. Everything you need can be found it Me and comes from Me.

Come to Me, receive all you need, and carry out what those you are ministering to need. I have done the hard work, am doing it, and will continue to do so. Come to Me and gain all you need for the mission I have called you to.

Matthew 11:27-30 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Pure Unblocked Relationship

Daily Encouragement –

I love you My child. You are the one I want to be closer to than ever before. Come to Me and receive all that you need today. 

I am filling you to overflowing. I am showing you great and mighty things. Your ears are hearing the mysteries of the Kingdom.  How can it make sense that the Creator of the universe loves you enough to die for you?

 I did this so I could have pure unblocked relationship with you. My side is clear of all obstacles. Now, it is time to remove the roadblocks from your side. Take the fear, worry, troubles, and sin and give it all to Me. Remove the doubt, pride, selfishness and let it be burned up in the fire of My love!

I will come as close as you want Me to. I will reveal as much as you want to be obedient to. I will share as much as you are willing to put into use and share with others. Use it all for My glory and pass it on! I love you My child!!!

John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 

John 15:5, 16 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 

1 John 2:6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Walk with Me

Day 5 – Walk with Me

Key Verse – 
1 John 2:6 He who says he abides in [lives in relationship with] Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 

“Come on, you can do better than that!”  Your friend says this to you as you continue on. Not wanting to disappoint them, you press yourself harder even though you are already weary and struggling to keep up the pace.  You would never have been able to push yourself this hard, but having your friend with you makes you want to give even more than your all.  They push you to do your best in a way that you never would on your own.  

When you have a friend with you to help set the pace and encourage you, you push yourself even harder.  You want to impress them and prove it to them who you really are and that you are worthy of their efforts.  The good thing for you is that living in relationship with Jesus, she is always there to help you walk through daily life.  He walked on this earth and made you worthy of the power and life he has to give.  He sent the Holy Spirit to be with you and help you live beyond what you would be able to on your own.

Have you tried to walk through this life on your own?

Does it encourage you that you are not on your own but can walk with God as your encourager and pacesetter?

God wants you to excel in all things. You can only do this as you walk with Him just as He walks.  He is willing to walk with you and help you in every area of need if you will only ask Him.  He can be your pacesetter and encourager and help you to walk just as Jesus did.

Prayer – God, thank you that you have me the ability to live in relationship with its you. Come and be my encourager and pacesetter. Help me to walk just as Jesus did in purity, power, and pleasing in a Your eyes. I choose to walk with you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Challenge – Commit to live in relationship with Jesus from this day forward and walk with him.  Ask Holy Spirit to reveal to you one way that Jesus walked that you need to work on. Do you need to walk with Him into deeper purity of mind, heart, and body?  Do you need to step more into the power He has for you? Do you need to be more pleasing in what you do, say, and think?  Whatever Holy Spirit reveal, ask Him to help you walk just as Jesus did and how to live it out practically today.  

Follow Me

Day 4 – Follow Me

Key Verse – 
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” 

“Just follow me, I’ll take you there.” Your friend says this, climbs into their car and the race is on.  Desperately you try to keep up with the speeding vehicle in front of you. You don’t want to lose him because your phone is out of battery and you forgot your charger.  You have no way to get to your destination except by keeping up with your speed demon friend.  

In a situation like this, you might be worried that it could be dangerous to try to keep up with your friend or that they might lose you in traffic. This is something you never have to worry about when following Jesus.  He is always with you, and when He calls the you to follow Him, He walks right with you making sure you know which way to go.  

Do you feel like you are walking in darkness in some area of your life?

Are you lacking hope or see no end to your troubles?  

When you follow Jesus, He promises that He is with you and that you have the light of life.  No matter how dark or hopeless it may seem, Jesus is with you to help you.  If you will follow Him, He will lead you into life, light, hope, and so much more!

Prayer – Jesus, help me to see past the darkness and trouble around me and look to you.  Help me to follow you no matter what life brings. Help me to follow you and know that I have you, all the light, life, and hope I will ever need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Challenge –
Ask Holy Spirit what is the next step you need to take to follow Him.  Often, you will already know what you need to do.  Write it down and decide to do it. Ask a friend or leader to help remind you to take the action you are supposed to.  Step out and follow in action as soon as you are able.

Know Me

Day 3 – Know Me

Key Verse – 
 Hebrews 8:11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. 

“You don’t even know me!” Have you ever found yourself saying this to a friend or maybe even a parent.  Worse, have you ever felt betrayal in such a way by someone close to you that you have thought, “I don’t even know you”. 

Do you ever walk around with a mask in an attempt to hide who you really are?

In doing this, you are keeping everyone else at a distance.  You are pushing them away and as a result, you can never really know them and they can never really know you. You may have a variety of reasons why you may do this, but in the end it hurts rather than help you.

Amazingly, the Creator of the universe, God gives you the opportunity to know Him. You do not have to have a friend, leader, or pastor talk to Him for you.  He gives you the ability to come to Him.  He desires to reveal to you who He really is.  

As equally as amazing is that He knows you completely apart from any masks and loves you for who you are. He made you and loves you unconditionally.  Only He can help you become the person you were truly designed to be.   

Do you want to know the Creator of the universe?

Do you want Him to reveal who He has created you to be?

Prayer – God, reveal Yourself to Me and help me to know you and the awesome love you have for me. Help me to remove the masks I put up and be exactly who You have designed me to be. In Jesus Name, Amen

Challenge – Spend some time today and ask God to reveal to you, one thing He says about you. Write it down. Show a leader have them confirm it is from God if you are unsure, and have them ask God what He says about you. Put these somewhere where you will be reminded of them.

Seek Me

Day 2 – Seek Me

Key Verse –
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 

Bam! It hits you hard. Your movie has just ended and as good as it was, all you can think about is finding a restroom and fast!  It hurts to walk normally which you try to do but probably fail miserably as you wrack your brain trying to remember where the restroom was when you came in. In this moment, nothing is more important that finding a restroom.  

God wants us to search Him out harder than the restroom in the example above. The promise is that if you seek Him, you will find Him.  It is true that there are so many other things to think about relationships, popularity, movies, Facebook and so much more.  All of the distractions, worries, and troubles of the world can cause you to take your eyes off of what is truly important.  

Jesus has the answer to every problem you will ever face. He is calling you to come to Him and wants to be found by you.  Push every other distraction aside and focus on seeking Him out above every other thing. As you do, know that you will find Him and gain all you need to overcome every obstacle you are facing.  

What obstacle are you facing today? What do you need from God?
What are some things that are getting in the way off seeking God with all your heart?
What are you willing to lay down so you can receive all that God has for you?

Prayer – God, I need you right now more than ever to help me. I want to find the answer to my problem and victory over my situation. Help me to push everything out of the way and seek you will all my heart. I know that you are my answer and truly need you right now. Help me find you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Challenge – Starting today, ask God to reveal anything that steals your time away from Him. Cut out one of these distractions this week and give the time to seek God.

Come to Me

Daily Encouragement –

Key Verse –
John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 

“Come on over to my place, my family is having a barbecue!” I bet you would love an invitation like this.  Doesn’t you mouth just water in anticipation of a good ol’ Texas barbecue? Imagine arriving at their house expecting brisket, burgers, hot dogs, or steak only to find they are barbecuing vegetables because the family is on a diet. What a let-down that would be.

As much as you need or desire food, there is a greater need that you have that has much more importance. Since the day you were born, you began to die. There is no escaping death. Major downer huh?  

Knowing you are trapped with no way out Jesus says “Come to Me”. “Come to Me and lay down your sin, shame, and brokenness. The world has only empty promises that leave you thirsting for more. Come to Me and be eternally filled and satisfied. I paid the price with My blood for you to be saved, healed, and set free. Come to Me”

Jesus offers you exactly what you need right where you are. Even as He is calling “come to Me”

Will you accept the invitation? 
Will you bring your problems, cares, worries, sin, shame, brokenness, and more to Him again and again?
Will you walk in the freedom, healing, and life Jesus offers?

Prayer – Jesus, help me to accept your invitation and come to you bringing all my baggage. Help me to lay it at your feet and take up the freedom, healing and life You have for me, in Your name, Amen.

Challenge – Write down everything that keeps you from accepting the invitation to come to Jesus today. Pray and ask God to help you bring these things to the altar and lay them at His feet. Do it today!!! Do whatever it takes to step into the freedom and life God has waiting for you.