Conquer you day by spending time in prayer every day. You overcome when you pray in faith and in your secret place. The Holy Spirit partners with you and prayers through you the perfect will of God. Amen.
Today I am reminded of how a word spoken or sown will determine your harvest. Do we like what we see? Are we experiencing what we want? It takes us all the way back to the seeds that we have planted.
Galatians 6:7-8 “What you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted.”
Words are seeds. They carry power! Your WORDS are CONTAINERS for POWER. There is power in the Word of God that will have an effect on our lives! Proverbs 18:21 shows us that our words have the ability to carry FAITH or FEAR, BLESSING or CURSING, LIFE or DEATH. It is extremely important to be intentional or mindful of the words that we are speaking. What are we saying? Does it build up or edify? Does it tear down or destroy? We have a choice–we can choose to sow the right words over our lives or those we speak into. We can make the choice to speak FAITH-FILLED, POSITIVE, UPLIFTING, LOVING, ENCORAGING words in a time of darkness or distress.
Right now is the time to sow seeds of love, compassion, kindness, peace, joy, patience, longsuffering, self-control, gentleness, hope! We must encourage ourselves in the Lord; so we can encourage others. We have opportunity to be a light in the world, to our families, our spouses, our children, our communities. We need each other in these trying times. Let’s not become calloused, or burdened down with the cares of this world–and forget that God’s love and light is the leading factor. We are to love others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3-5 Passion). It’s not a time for your own opinions, platforms, or agendas. Lets put aside our differences, and not get caught up in the media world, political scene, or the lies of the enemy. It’s a time for oneness, unity, and change. Together we are changing, growing and helping each other in every step. [Ecclesiastes 4:10 NKJV]
You are not alone! We are in this together!
As God’s children we are called to speak life, to speak things into existence, to call things that be as though they are. We have the power of God living on the inside of us to create, and to frame our world. Every Word that God has ever spoken has been filled with FAITH, POWER, and LIFE! Hallelujah!
We can be encouraged to know that when we speak and release God’s word it is backed by faith. It is full of power! In Isaiah 55:11 He says, “My word,–shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
As you believe God’s word–and your faith comes together with His faith; the POWER of that word is released! Praise God! We have the power to effect CHANGE in our very own lives and in the world of circumstances we find ourselves in. God’s Word can save your life! He can give you Eternal Life! His word can accomplish everything you need: Right Now! Healing, Physical Strength, Finances, Restored Relationships, Growth, a better marriage…whatever it is YOU NEED or DESRE TODAY. You can achieve it, have it, TAKE IT–by speaking words of life, blessing and truth in faith. Just like the moment you accepted Jesus as your Lord: You HEARD or READ the word, you CONFESSED with your mouth, you BELIEVED in your HEART.
When we ‘believe the Word and speak it in faith’ the power of the Holy Spirit is released! Romans 10:9
Just as a seed is sown in the ground–it needs water, fertilizer, and sunlight to grow into a full-bloom plant. Keep watch over your words to make sure it is going to bear good fruit. The words you speak and release will manifest in the natural realm. As you speak God’s words they will come to pass for you. Be intentional to speak faith-filled words everyday and from this point forward. Change your WORLD by changing your WORDS!
Remember that as we are in the MIDDLE of a changing world–it does not define us, or make us who we are. Our confidence (Hebrews 4:16), strength and help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:1). His GRACE is sufficient enough for you (2 Corinthians 12:9). Share a kind word, pray with and for others, and show LOVE.
Sow seeds of Kindness!
Psalm 126:5-6 Passion Translation
Those who sow tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a HARVEST OVERFLOWING!
[A sower sows his seed while his children are hungry. Sacrifice what little we may have–sow your precious seed and watch God multiply it! The harvest is coming!] Hallelujah!
John 3:16-17 Passion Translation
For this is how much God loved the world–he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now EVERYONE who BELIEVES in him will never perish but EXPERIENCE everlasting LIFE. “God did not send his Son into the world to judge or condemn the world, but to be its SAVIOR and RESCUE it!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you Peace!
You are Loved by God and I pray you experience Him like never before!
Love, Chrissy Katayama “Hidden Gems” ‘Beloved, Puposed, and cherished’
“Taking New Ground”
You hold the keys!
All authority in Heaven has been given to you (Matthew 28:18-20).
Take your position and stand (2 Chronicles 20:17).
“See, I am doing a new thing!
… Do you not perceive it?”
What do you see; hear??? Are you visualizing your future success?
The favor of God is being poured out on you in this new decade–2020! His favor is on you; to promote you, INCREASE you, and expand your influence. Do you SEE it? Do you have a CLEAR-VISION…BEYOND where you are today and for where God is taking you?
God is increasing vision–Eyes to see and ears to hear. What you see and hear you will speak. It’s time to reset and refresh your VISION for the new year–2020!
Write the Vision and make it plain on tablets to SEE!
Habakkuk 2:2 AMP
“And the Lord answered and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.”
Today is the day to dream big and to start 2020 off right by ‘VISUALIZING’ what you want within this NEW year. I have decided to create, dream, write, and imagine. I believe that dreams and visions are possible; because of faith! Hebrews 11:6 says, “It is impossible to please God without faith.” So therefore faith must be alive and acting in order to please Him. We must BELIEVE; it can and will be done. Believe you can and you will accomplish that which you desire to do.
“If you CAN believe, ALL things are possible, to him who BELIEVE!” (Mark 9:23)
God desires for us to have the confidence that what we hope for will happen. It gives us the assurance of what we cannot see. He desires for us to have this kind of faith. He wants our full dependency on Him, to see our dreams MANIFEST. We have been given the ability to paint our own canvas, envision, and create the image on the inside.
‘Imagination is everything. It is powerful’
When you imagine; it is the PREVIEW of your life’s COMING ATTRACTIONS.
Dream the impossible. It will stretch you, challenge you and force you to grow.
Dream Big, SEE with more than what your EYES can see–See BEYOND!
BEYOND your wildest imagination!
Ephesians 3:20 Passion Translation
“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
Choose today, plan your life, think about your future. What do you want? What do you see? Plan your life in detail and let God go BEYOND that. Get passionate about what you want to do. Write it down, pin it, post it, journal, fulfill and live it.
Design your ideal life.
Enlarge the Vision!
Isaiah 54:2-3 Passion Translation
“Increase is coming!
So enlarge your tent and add extensions to your dwelling. HOLD NOTHING BACK! Make the tent ropes longer and the pegs stronger.
You will increase and spread out in every direction. Your sons and daughters will conquer nations and revitalize desolate cities.
God has big plans for your life! Now is the time, today is the day to get ‘CLEAR’ and take action. Take and conquer NEW ground!
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream (C.S. Lewis).”
“When your VISION is CLEAR, the results will APPEAR!”
Things to consider:
What are your heart’s desires? What do you really want? Dream big, be realistic. Sit with God–pray and ask for clarity on what is revealed to you.
Next: Write it all down. Stay focused. Be positive. Get your vision out of your head and in front of you to make it a reality. Have fun, get creative and enjoy bringing your vision to life!
Your dreams and desires are given to you by God. They are significant. Your vision is unique to you. You are UNIQUE! This is your life, your desires, your dreams and it is the assignment that God has given you.
So go ahead and get alone with God, sit quietly with Him, breathe and DREAM!
This is your time! This is your year!
Psalm 65:11 NKJV
“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.”
2020 is your year for ‘Dreams & Visions’ to increase!
Double anointing! Double portion!
The VISION will become clear!
1 Corinthians 2:9 Passion Translation
This is what the scripture say: “Things never discovered or heard of before, things BEYOND our ability to imagine–these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.
‘Hidden Gems Devotions’ with Chrissy Katayama