God Has Got You

God’s Way Ministries International

Consecration Focus

FOCUS SCRIPTURE: And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my grace is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor.12:9 KJV)

“God Has Got You”

WOW! This has been “some kind of week”! Looking at ourselves has awakened a greater consciousness and understanding. An understanding that we still have work to do on ourselves. If you read our focus scripture without knowing the context, you would think that the writer is saying, “I will not pray for healing or try to do better but rather continue on in the condition that I am in because then I can show how powerful God is”. This is not the case! Paul is saying that there is something in me that I really don’t want and I’ve prayed and prayed and God hasn’t relieved me YET!

On Monday we were told to “Look Into The Mirror” and list the things that we are and then list the things that God Is. Then on Tuesday we were to list the things that we KNOW about God and then list the things that we WANT to know about Him. Wednesday, we listed what God had spoken to us, about us and our doubts. Yesterday we returned to the mirror to see the wonderful things God has put in us.

Today God is telling us that AFTER we have done these things and have genuinely REFLECTED and even REPENTED, that we should not walk around with our heads down and beaten up because God says, “I’ve got you”! “I have shown you who you are to PROVE to you WHO I AM”! “What I have, my GRACE, (that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, good will, loving-kindness FAVOR), is ENOUGH FOR YOU”! When you have done ALL that you know to do, God’s grace will COMPLETE His work IN YOU! Now if that doesn’t get you HAPPY!

So my Sisters and Brothers, as we close this time of consecration we will not forget what God has shown us and we may even continue to ADD to our list as He reveals more about us, BUT TODAY...

ACTIVITY: PRAISE GOD!!! SING!!! DANCE!!! SHOUT!!! REJOICE!!! ALL DAY!!!

PRAYER: God, I THANK YOU! Thank you for showing me the real me. Thank you for showing me what I need to know about you. Thank you for revealing my doubts and showing me your promises. Thank you for helping me see the marvelous work that you have created me to be. Father, Thank You. My prayers is that I will remain sensitive to the Holy Spirit and that I will keep myself in check so that I when I look into the mirror, even I will see you looking back at me. I Love you Jesus, and again, THANK YOU....!

Take Another Look

God’s Way Ministries International

Consecration Focus

FOCUS SCRIPTURE: Psalm 139: 14 (KJV) “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

NOTE: Please read Psalm 139 in its entirety.

“Take Another Look”

It has been said that we can be our hardest critic. There are times when we struggle to see much of anything good about ourselves. Monday’s focus instructed us to take a look in the mirror, today we must return to the mirror to examine ourselves from a different perspective. In a day and time where society constantly displays visual images of what the perfect “look” and body type is, we can clearly see why we judge ourselves so harshly. We’re not smart enough, we’re too short, too tall, too thin, too fat, too light, too dark . . . and the list goes on.

Today’s focus comes from a place I was delivered from after years of being in the grips of Satan’s attack. I plummeted from low self-esteem to almost no self-esteem. It was not until my day of reckoning came when I literally heard God’s voice tell me that if I saw nothing good about myself then I was judging His creation. On that day, my life made a complete turnaround. It was not a day too soon! God makes no mistakes in anything that He creates and He creates it exactly the way His envisions it. From the color or your skin, to your bone structure, to the texture of your hair; He had a perfect picture and a purpose for how He created you.

God wants us to have a healthy balance both spiritually and naturally of how we perceive ourselves. Our lack of achievement and fulfillment of purpose is attributed to our personal feelings. We serve a first-rate God, but we classify ourselves as a second- rate citizen. And we subconsciously conduct ourselves according to how we feel. Your inward feelings about yourself will eventually manifest themselves outwardly.

ACTIVITY: Today it is critically important that you ask God to show you how to view yourself as He sees you. Start by selecting some of your best features and then thank God for them – your eyes, your hair, your hands. They are there, look for them and WRITE THEM DOWN! Next search out your talents, gifts, anointings, . . . those things that you know you do well. Maybe your laughter brightens up a room; perhaps you have the gift of baking, cooking, or decorating. Is your special gift in working with the elderly or children? Search deep for as many as you can find. Thank God and praise Him for each and every one and WRITE THEM DOWN! What you have deemed insignificant, God is telling you it is GREAT and He wants to use it even more! You did not just stumble upon them and they are not there by happenstance. Last, make a list of those negative things you WILL NOT say about yourself again!

PRAYER: Father in the name of Jesus once again I thank you for the mirror. Please forgive me for every critical thought or action I have made unjustly against myself. I recognize that in criticizing ME, I have criticized YOU! For that I am sorry. You see me as beautiful and wonderful, help me to see myself the same and then let my actions be governed accordingly. When others look at me, I want them to see You shining brightly and boldly because I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I am your marvelous work!
 

Doubts And Promises

God’s Way Ministries International 

Consecration Focus 

FOCUS SCRIPTURE: For verily I say to you, That whosever shall say unto this mountain, Bethou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not DOUBT in his heart, but shallbelieve that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever hesaith.  (St. Matthew 21: 21)  KJV

“DOUBTS AND PROMISES” 

Monday God told us to take a “Look In The Mirror” and list the things that we are andthen make a list of what GOD IS. Yesterday, we were asked, Do we REALLY know God?  We listed the things that we know as well as the things that we wanted to know. Today,  God wants us to deal with our DOUBTS.

What is doubt? According to Dictionary.com, doubt is “to be uncertain about; considerquestionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe”. What is doubt according to scripture? Lookat this…The word doubt in our focus scripture means, “to separate, make a distinction,  discriminate, to prefer” also, “to learn by discrimination, to try, decide” YIKES!!!

Whatgives us the right to decide if we are going to agree with what God has said? 

I am certain that each of you have heard words spoken over you either by a person or byGod himself concerning something that is in you that you must do. Sometimes we haveagreed, other times not so much. The truth of the matter is this. When a true prophesygoes forth, it should not be a surprise but rather a CONFIRMATION of what God hasALREADY said to YOU! Ex. God will not have somebody tell you that you are going to be anything or do anything that God in some way or another hasn’t already given you a clue.  

That being said, WHAT HAS GOD SAID TO YOU? and WHY ARE YOU DOUBTING?

In continuing with our mandate to be BRUTULY HONEST… 

ACTIVITY: List those things that you KNOW God has said about/to you. Then list theDOUBTS that you have about each one. THEN research the scriptures and list PROMISES of God that are GUARANTIED TO YOU!

PRAYER: My Father, Firstly, I thank you for what you have already done during this timeof consecration. I thank you for showing me, ME, and I thank you for showing me what Ineed to know about you. I repent for the doubts that I have about the words that youhave spoken over me. I repent for the doubts that I have about the words your servantshave spoken over me. I pray God that you will remove my doubts and allow me to see and receive your promises. It is my desire to be ALL that you would have me to be. 

Do I Really Know God?

God’s Way Ministries International

Consecration Focus

FOCUS SCRIPTURE:  I John 2: 3 (AMP) “And this is how we know [daily, by experience] that we have come to know Him [to understand Him and be more deeply acquainted with Him]: if we habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings).  

NOTE:  Please read I John 2: 1 - 14

“Do I Really Know God?”

Unless you live on an island that is not occupied by anyone else, it is safe to say that you encounter people all the time.  In fact, most likely every day of your life.  The majority of those people you don’t really “know” at all.  They can be classified as casual acquaintances at best.  In order to “know” someone you must spend quality time with them.  What takes place during the time spent with the individual is actually more significant than the quantity or amount of time spent. 

This week is a most opportune time to ask yourself if you really know God and/or how well do you know Him.  It takes very little effort to sit in services and bible studies week after week and listen to what is being offered from your Pastor’s source of knowledge and point of view.  It is something we as Christians should do because the Bible tells us clearly not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together – meaning not to stay away from regular gatherings in your local house of worship. The question can also be raised to ask why do we assemble?  Is it because we want to “know” more about this Man that we profess to love so much because He first loved us?  Or have we established a ritualistic obligation for ourselves in performing and acting out what we believe we SHOULD be doing?  It is a fact that the more we “know” about God, the more we will act like Him, live like Him, love like Him!

I believe if you think in detail about some of your most meaningful relationships in your life, you will find that the relationship developed through experiences and quality time spent in learning what kind of individual that person really is and the impact they have made upon your life. 

ACTIVITY:  Today honestly ask yourself how well do you know this God you serve and claim to love.  Is this really your knowledge or someone else’s?   WHO IS HE TO YOU?   If you know Him to be a healer, then why are you unable to trust Him for every ailment?  If He gave you your present job, why are you afraid of pending lay-offs?  If He allowed you to find love once, can it not happen again?   If He’s paid your bills before and fed your family when your refrigerator and cabinets were nearly bare, then why does it scare you every time your bank account gets low?  If He enabled you to study and pass your tests in the past, is He not able to do it again?  List the ways in which you feel you truly know God; and then list the ways you want to know Him and should know Him. 

PRAYER:  Father in the name of Jesus I thank you today for this week of examination.  I’ve taken tests before, but I recognize that this week could be a life changing week of exams that I voluntarily administer to myself.  At the conclusion of this week I want to hear you say “well done”!  Lord I truly want to know you because the more I know you, the more I will be able to glorify you.  Help me to desire to go past surface knowledge and that which others tell me.  I want to truly know you for myself . . . for to know You is to love You!   AMEN