Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your bed and walk.” (John 5:8)
It’s time to get up! It’s time to stop living life on the ground, it’s time to wipe the gravel off your face, and go after your God given destiny. I don’t have to tell you that life is hard, I don’t have to tell you that life will knock you down, but I will tell you that we serve a God that is bigger than any problems we face, we serve a God that will give us the strength we need to overcome the struggles of life.
In this story Jesus came to a man who had been in the same position for years and had given up on life. Jesus asked him a simple question “Do you want to get well?” We have to make a decision. We have to get up and say “enough is enough, I’m better than this, I am a Child of God, I am more than a conqueror, and It’s time for me to get up and fight with every fiber of my being!” When you have this attitude not only will you overcome your difficulties, but God will open up new doors, show you his favor, and bring your dreams to pass. Pick up your bed and Walk!!
“…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5, NKJV)
When you wake up each morning, God sends you a special delivery of joy. It’s like it comes knocking at the door of your heart every day. The problem is that some people never answer the door. It’s right there, month after month, year after year saying, “Come on! Let me in! You can be happy! You can cheer up! You can enjoy your life!” The way to answer the door is to get up and choose an attitude of faith and expectancy by declaring that “today is going to be a good day.” When you start the day like that, you are choosing to receive the gift of joy that God sent to you.
Today, make up your mind to answer the door to joy! Get up every morning and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to enjoy this day because You are faithful. I’m going to brighten someone else’s life. I am choosing to receive Your gift of joy and passing it on to others because I love You, and I know that I am called for Your purposes!”
Prayer opens the door to the secrets of God
Jeremiah 33:3, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Prayer puts our lives at peace with God and sets a place for us in eternity
Prayer changes our destiny and restores our nations
2 Chronicles 7:14
Prayer helps us to find (and keeps us in) the will of God
Prayer gives us boldness
Prayer and fasting gives you supernatural power over demonic forces
Prayer protects our families, blesses men and keeps worldly and godly authorities in order
1 Timothy 2:1-2
Prayer keeps us from temptations
Matthew 6:13, 26:41
Prayer is our path to perfect peace and our substitute for anxiety
Philippians 4:6-7, Isaiah 26:3
Prayer is God’s will
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Prayer makes good what we eat!
1 Timothy 4:5
Prayer heals our physical bodies
Putting this at the front of my new journal.