devotions

You are being deeply rooted.

September 28, 2016

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” Colossians 2:6-7(NKJV).

Even though we are rooted and grounded in our knowledge of God, the enemy stops at nothing to try to uproot us. He quickly finds, however, that it is not an easy task. Deep down there are things that we know. Deep down we know there is a God and that He loves us. Deep down we know that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Deep down we know that He has chosen us for His divine purposes and plans. Deep down we know that we are redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus and have been made new. This is what being rooted and grounded means—holding on with everything we have to what we know deep down.

It doesn’t matter what the enemy is trying to do, all that matters is what Jesus has already done on the cross!

Let us not uproot and give up! We must hold on and become even more rooted and grounded, and fully convinced of God’s love. We must let His words permeate our heart and soul to the very core of who we are. When we do this, we will see that the enemy will not be able to win in our lives. Through Jesus Christ, we are victorious! We are overcomers! We are champions! God is greater than anything we will ever face in this life and with His help we can do all things!

Prayer: Father God, I know You are with me and that You love me. I know You are bigger than anything I’m facing right now. I ask that you help me stay rooted and grounded in my knowledge of You. Show up and show out as I plant my feet in Your word and refuse to listen to the devil! In the name of Jesus! Be glorified in me Father and show everyone around me that You are my God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

devotions

How are you so strong?

September 27, 2016

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.” Psalms 24:8

I was born premature. My mother would tell everyone, “Don’t play so rough with Kesha, she’s fragile.” I didn’t like being treated like a porcelain doll that could break at any moment, so my entire life, I tried to prove that I wasn’t fragile. I wanted to prove that I wasn’t weak. This mindset caused me to get into a lot of trouble growing up. It wasn’t until I came to know the Lord that God corrected my views. I began to understand real strength comes from the Lord, and if I really wanted to be strong it would have to come through developing a strong and intimate relationship with God.

Today, people ask me, “How are you so strong?” I went from being called fragile and weak, to being called a strong woman of God. Praise the Lord. My response is always, “It’s the Lord. It’s His strength in me.” The more time we spend with God and His Word, the stronger we will be. No time with Him is wasted time. Although it may not appear to be producing anything, God is steadily at work building us from the inside out.

It is your own personal relationship with God that will produce the strength you desire. It won’t come any other way.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your word to me. Make me strong. I yield to You and I ask You to build me up from the inside. Correct any false views that I have in my mind. Give me understanding Lord of who I am in You and who You are in me. Deepen our relationship Father. I want to know You better. In Jesus’ name, Amen.