daily devotional

I have 3 prayers over you today:

May you have peace and confidence.
May you overcome your old nonsense.
May you accept God’s invitations.

Today is a new day; may you begin it well with peace and confidence.

Jesus spoke to the waves and said “peace, be still.” The waves obeyed. Other times he spoke to his followers in the midst of troubles and said “peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.” Their storms raged on, but they received a supernatural peace. That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense to have peace.

I don’t know if Jesus will calm your storm or if he will calm you, but I know his offering of peace is here for you this morning. You can be confident in knowing he sees every detail concerning you and he is working all things together for your good. Your worry is not necessary. Your anxiety is not needed here. This is the day the Lord has made, and when he made it, he made a way for you in it.

I don’t know what today may hold, but I know who holds today.

That is peace. This is confidence. Receive it now.

May your spirit be too high and hopeful to be bothered with your old nonsense.

The evil one likes to whisper nasty reminders of who we used to be. Well devil, you need to know this … I’m not who I used to be, God is making me into who I was created to be. My old nonsense has been stripped from me and I won’t be trying it on again.

Guilt and shame have no space in my life. Jesus paid a high price for me to be free so I won’t be dragging chains which have been broken.

Let your spirit be lifted knowing God is doing a good work in you and he ain’t finished yet. He sees your potential and calls it out. And here’s the thing you need to know … back when you were being stupid, back when you were making a real crapfest of your life racking up bad choices like frequent shopper points … yeah, back then whether it was 30 years ago … or Monday, God still saw nothing but potential in you.

Here’s the mind blowing thing … God had the power to snap his fingers and fix you in an instant. Bad habits could vanish. Stupid choices could have stopped in their tracks. He could have prevented the mess before it ever got messy. But he showed great restraint. I heard that yesterday shared by one of our podcast listeners. God isn’t into “fixing you”. If he were, he could have done it long ago. God finds great pleasure in helping you BECOME.

You don’t need to be fixed … you’re just becoming.

That’s exactly what is happening here. You are BECOMING who he created you to be. God loves this process. He loves the revealing of what has always been inside of you. Make friends with this process, this is your life. Philippians 1:6 says “be confident of this, he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” You’re not who you used to be, you are becoming who you were created to be. Let your old nonsense be gone, your spirit is too high and too hopeful to be weighed down with what Jesus already set you free from.

This day, the one you just received, is full of invitations from the almighty, may you accept each one.

An invitation to dream again, but this time not alone. Dream with God. Dream of what could be and see the possibilities as God partners with you in setting beautiful things into motion. This is his invitation to you. The dreams within your soul are seeds planted by the dream giver to guide you to your destiny. Accept this invitation.

Today comes with an invitation to create with the creator. To build something, make something, do something that will outlive you. Create with your hands, but see the fingerprints of God all over it. This is his invitation to you. It’s why he placed you in the middle of this great big beautiful world he created, so you too could create with him. What could you do with God … way more than you could ever do without him. With him, you could do the impossible. With him, you could step into unknown and be led by the all knowing. This is his invitation to you. Accept this invitation.

May you see his invitations, recognize them, and accept them knowing his love and beauty have been chasing after you all the days of your life, now here they are catching you. Psalm 23:6 MSG says “Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.” May today be the day it catches you as you accept his invitations.

My beautiful friend, your life is so precious. Your potential is overflowing. Your destiny is ahead and today is the next step there.

May you have peace and confidence today.
May you overcome your old nonsense now.
May you accept God’s invitations here.