May This Cry Be Forever Grafted Into Your Heart

Mark, chapter 15, verse 37: “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.” There was so much more in that final cry, more than anything that could come from man. This final cry came from the very heart of God. Something in this cry was otherworldly, so much so that a hardened centurion who heard it said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God.

I believe this cry came from the heart of God for you and for all creation to come home. He saw, from the Garden of Eden to today, every man and woman He created. Before the foundation of the world, He desired to redeem us.

My brother, my sister, may your heart know this cry for humanity. May it move you to your knees in faith, to agree with God for mankind’s redemption. May this cry forever be grafted into your heart and into your mind.

It’s time to pray.

Let Him Speak Today

Matthew, chapter 13, verses three, eight and nine: “Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold a sower went out to sow…But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

This parable clearly tells us that those who desire to hear God speaking to them will both hear His words and begin to do things they could never do before in their own strength. In addition to all of this, they will have the joy of knowing that God is with them. I am, today on His behalf, sowing into your life. On your part, a response is needed. Your response is simply this, “Almighty God, speak to me and I will follow you.”

It’s time to pray.

Stand Up and Lay Hold of this Agreement

Psalms 9, verse 34, “No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said.” In realizing that Adam was going to fail, God said “I will not lose this generation that I created. I will not lose mankind. I will not let them go. I will not let this fail.”

Before the earth was begun, before the world existed and before time itself, there was an agreement between God the Father and God the Son. Redemption was made because God loves you, as much as He loves His own Son, Jesus. You are loved.

The next time the devil tells you that you’re not going to make it, or you sin too much, or you’ve gone too far, you’re unclean, or you’re no good, stand up and lay hold of this agreement and say these words, “I’m under a contract with my Heavenly Father. God loves me.” It’s time to believe the Word of God.

It’s time to pray.

The God Who Never Leaves

The writer of the book of Hebrews, in chapter 13, verse five, makes an incredible statement in the latter part of that verse. Speaking about Jesus he says, “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”

So often we can be tempted to feel forsaken even by God, overwhelmed by a sense of inadequacy or the sting of recent failure. We doubt the resilience of God to keep loving us.

Remember today that the one who died for you has proven that He will fight to keep those who belong to Him. All that He requires of you is not perfection, but a sincere heart. Today, fall in love again with Jesus and His cross. He has promised to never leave you and to never forsake you. You can take that to the bank.

It’s time to pray.

Talk to Him

Psalms 33, verses 11 and 12: “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as his own inheritance.

I’ve been on the airwaves in New York City for almost 10 years now, encouraging the people who can hear my voice to turn to God and begin to pray. We know that we are living in difficult times. They do come, they do go, and they very well may come again. But as we pray, God promises that there’s a blessing for us. In His Word, He tells us that it’s in His heart to bring us to the place where He and we both long to go. This is an incredible promise. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” If you want to be blessed today, just start talking to God through Jesus Christ.

It’s time to pray.

It May Seem Like You’ve Failed

The book of Acts, chapter 16, verses 27 and 28: “And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice saying, ‘Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.’

This guard was given something to keep and it appeared what was entrusted to him escaped or got out of his control. Is there something God entrusted to you that you think you’ve lost or maybe failed God? It may seem like you’ve failed, but I want to encourage you. As Paul said to the Romans, nothing can separate you from the love of God.

As that voice came out of Paul’s cell to keep the jailer from giving up, my brother, my sister, do yourself no harm. Let the grace of God restore your faith. Everything God has given to you is still here.

It’s time to pray.