GET READY FOR GREAT!

But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].

1 Corinthians 2:9 (AMP)

God has great things in store for all who love Him! We don’t love Him because of His benefits; we love Him because He is God! You are His chosen one. Set your affections upon Him and choose to obey Him in everything. He has prepared great things just for you! His plans are much greater than what you are expecting or have ever dreamed. Be encouraged today and get ready!

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website:  www.wordoflifehawaii.com]

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible:  Leviticus 19-21; Psalm 47
  • New Testament:  Acts 21

A TRANSFORMED LIFE FREE OF GUILT AND SHAME

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 

Romans 8;1 (NKJV)

Now that we have become Christians, the guilt and shame of the past has no weight on us. The precious blood of Jesus has erased our past sins. Our conscience has been made clear. God has set us free! Let’s live our lives according to the Spirit, so we can stay free of condemnation, and give no place to the accuser (the devil) who wants to keep us down. Keep your heart pure before God, and all those who try to bring up your past won’t have any power because of your transformed life!

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website:  www.wordoflifehawaii.com]

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible:  Leviticus 15-18; Psalm 46
  • New Testament:  Acts 20

ALWAYS FRUITFUL, EVER INCREASING

That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; […]

Colossians 1:10 (NKJV)

God wants you to be fruitful in every good work! He wants to bless the work of your hands and multiply the fruit of your labor. He wants you to increase financially and promote you in all of your endeavors. Submit yourself to His wisdom and work on your integrity. God has the ability to open doors that no man can open for you. Learn from Him today and apply His Word in your life. Promotion comes from the Lord!

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website: http://www.wordoflifehawaii.com

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible: Contemplation (Use today to catch up on previous chapters, or to read a favorite passage over again.)
  • New Testament: Contemplation (Use today to catch up on previous chapters, or to read a favorite passage over again.)

PRAYER, SUSTAINED STRENGTH TO OVERCOME

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. There spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.

Matthew 26:41 (NKJV)

Your spirit man is the one who will sustain you. He is the one who will give you strength to overcome. When you pray, you are in connection with God. You hear His voice. You are drawing closer to Him. He is giving you discernment. You are communing with Him. You are being strengthened, encouraged, restored, healed, and delivered. Whatever you need from your Father, He is there to supply you with what you need. He will make a way of escape from any temptations that come your way.

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website: http://www.wordoflifehawaii.com

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible: Leviticus 12-14; Psalm 45
  • New Testament: Contemplation (Use today to catch up on previous chapters, or to read a favorite passage over again.)

FIGHT FROM THE POSTURE OF VICTORY

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)

There is a fight of faith where the victory has been determined through God’s Word. That’s why it’s a “good fight of faith!” God already promised you the victory. Even when things don’t seem to be going your way, you need to stand upon the promises of God! You need to declare the Word of the Lord over your situation. You need to speak to your mountain and command it to move into the sea. You need to fight that good fight of faith and claim your victory!

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website:  www.wordoflifehawaii.com]

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible:  Leviticus 9-11; Psalm 44
  • New Testament:  Acts 19

GOD’S CHOSEN CHILD

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.

John 1:12 (AMP)

You are not a stranger! You are His chosen child! He gave you that right, that privilege of becoming a part of His family. You have the right of a son/daughter in His kindgom. A stranger is not likely to walk into your home and grab something from the refrigerator, but your child will go into the refrigerator, pantry, and and possibly grab something from the stove without thinking twice about it. Your child knows he has access to the whole house. All the privileges a child could have in his Father’s house are yours. You are a child of the Most High!

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website:  www.wordoflifehawaii.com]

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible:  Leviticus 5-8; Psalm 43
  • New Testament:  Acts 18

WALK IN THE COUNSEL OF HIS WORD

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

2 Samuel 22:32 (NKJV)

God and His Word are one! His ways are perfect and His Word has been proven. Place your trust in Him, and submit your ways to Him. You will experience His mighty hand upon you, and He will direct your steps! As you walk in the counsel of His Word, you will walk in His will. You are placing your trust in Him and committing your ways. He is that divine “hedge of protection” to all those who trust Him at His Word.

[Today’s reading was taken from our new devotional, Change Your Story. To purchase a copy, please visit our website:  www.wordoflifehawaii.com]

Daily Bible Reading (Two reading plans are provided below. The “Entire Bible” plan will take you through the entire Bible this year. The “New Testament” plan will take you through just the New Testament this year.)

  • Entire Bible:  Leviticus 1-4; Psalm 42
  • New Testament:  Acts 17