Posted in Hiding His Word

Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings

Ephesians 1:3

Isaiah 39:1–41:16; Ephesians 1:1-23; Psalm 66:1-20; Proverbs 23:25-28

Grace Be to You, and Peace
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 1:1-2

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us

  • with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
  • according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world,
  • that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
  • having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace,
  • wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
  • In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
  • wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
  • having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
  • according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
  • that in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
  • in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
  • that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
  • In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation:
  • in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
    – Ephesians 1:3-14

Making Mention of You in My Prayers
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

  • that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
  • the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
  • that ye may know what is the hope of his calling,
  • and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
  • and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
    – Ephesians 1:15-23


Hast Thou Not Known?
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. – Isaiah 40:28-29

But They that Wait Upon the LORD
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:30-31


For Thou, O God, Hast Proved Us
For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; Thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water: But thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. – Psalm 66:10-12


My Son, Give Me Thine Heart
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, And she that bare thee shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart, And let thine eyes observe my ways. – Proverbs 23:25-26

Posted in Hiding His Word

Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart – A Blessing or A Curse (Your Choice)


Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;  A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. ~ Deuteronomy 11:26-28

Blessing – a special favor, mercy, or benefit; a gift bestowed by God; to bestow good of any kind upon; protect or guard from evil

Curse – to wish or invoke evil, calamity, injury, or destruction upon a person or group; to afflict with great evil

God set before His people the choice of receiving a blessing or a curse. If they obeyed God’s Word and remained separated from the sin of the surrounding nations, then God’s blessing would come upon them wherever they were. However, if they adopted the ways of the world, God’s curse would come upon them and rob them of life and blessings. Unfortunately, Israel did not take God’s warning seriously and too often they went the way of the unbelievers and fell under God’s curse.

In the book of Joshua, a similar command is given regarding obeying the Word:

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. ~ Joshua 1:7-8

In order to possess the promised land, Joshua and the Israelites had to commit themselves to obeying God’s written Word. It was to be their primary authority. They could not depend on human ideas, traditions, or religions. God commanded Joshua to be faithful to the written word by talking about it, meditating on it, and obeying it fully.

Four requirements for success according to Joshua 1:7-8

  1. To be strong and courageous
  2. To make God’s Word your guiding authority for all believes and actions
  3. To study and meditate daily on God’s Word
  4. To recognize and respond to God’s presence in every area of your life


Meditate – to read quietly or to talk to yourself as you think about something. It implies studying and carefully thinking about God’s Word to know and understand its principles and meaning.

After meditation should come application. After we get understanding, we must apply the Word to every area of our lives. Those who know and obey God’s Word will be prosperous and successful because they will possess the wisdom to do what is right and to achieve God’s goal for their lives. God’s goals and His will equal success. Keep in mind though, that often this doesn’t look like a worldly success.

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.  ~ Joshua 22:5

God gives the same choice to each of us today. If we hate sin, follow Christ and seek to serve him, then his blessing and power will be ours. If we depart from God, we will lose God’s presence, help and covenant protection.

Father, gives us the strength and wisdom to make the right choices today. Help us to stay in Your Word, to hate sin and follow and serve Jesus alone. Help us to do so with a right heart of love. In Jesus Name. Amen!

Posted in Journal

What if…

What if…
What if instead of blessing the offering, blessings were prayed over those who will give– before they give. There is power in a blessing from a father (spiritual or otherwise).
What if we put our tithes and offerings on the altar and they were lifted up to heaven as we gave thanks for them and expected with even our mustard seed faith and trust for them to multiply and expand to our need.
What if we remembered and praised and testified and declared His Glory and listened to Him speak through the Word that He has given you for that day, before we count the money.
Yes, what if before we count the money or even know with our natural minds, we stand in awe at what God did. I mean…we say we know the end of the story.
What if we depended radically and totally on God for our miracle, instead of men and men’s resources or men’s decisions (not saying that God won’t use men or individual finances at all because I believe He will use each one but I also believe God can meet this need and more in supernatural ways).
What if we stopped asking God to bless us individually so that we can give more to Him. What if we stopped wanting things of God to come from or through us.(speaking to myself here)  What if we asked that if things must come through man, that He bless our neighbor so the miracle/revival/revelation could flow through them. Would we do it? What if we would?
What if we really believed in miracles.
Nothing is too hard for God and He wants to reveal Himself to us. He loves His kids!!!  We are adopted. I am getting that and it is blowing me away. I am getting that I was crucified with Christ. I am getting that I am not even of this world. I don’t live, He lives. I am really getting it.
What if everyone could get it and everyone understood who they are. If they knew…then they would be free to give their life (His life in them) completely away – and anything attached to it.  What if I knew it fully.
I know, I think way too much : )
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
He is everything to me!!!