What Work Will You Accomplish Today?

There is so much to be done…

There is a task for each of us to perform.

There is a soul to be won.

There is a cross to be carried.

There is a light to shine.

There is a gift to be used.

There is a life to be lived.

There is a book to be studied.

There is a talent to be shared.

There is a devil to be defeated.

There is a stand to be taken.

There is a testimony to be told.

There is a storm to be faced.

There is a burden to be lifted.

There is a habit to be conquered.

There is a child to be guided.

There is a senior to be loved.

There is a youth to be trained.

There is a goal to be reached.

There is a struggle to be fought.

There is a course to be finished.

There is a faith to be kept.

There is a work to be done.

               Dr. Floyd Prude, Jr.~Excerpt from Pastor’s Annual Report,

               Emmanuel Baptist Church, Beloit, WI,  November, 2006

 

4 Secrets for Defeating Satan–Use Everything You’ve Got

This is a battle, and you’ve got to be in it to win it.  You are an overcomer.  In Christ, you are destined to crush Satan under your feet. Just use everything that you’ve got.  So…what are you doing with all that power?  Here are four tactics to apply right now.

  1. Use Your Mind. Think Satan’s defeat.  Your first weapon involves your mind. By thinking positively (Philippians 4:8) and expecting your faith to triumph, you gain the victory.  You win!
  2. Use your Eyes.  You need clear vision. Focus, focus, focus:  keep your eyes on Jesus.  (Hebrews 12:2) Then, stop searching for the faults in others; instead, look for their good.
  3. Use Your Ears.  Listen for the right sounds. What you hear is the source of your faith; faith comes by hearing. (Romans 10:17) Be perceptive; fill your ears with good teachings and positive reinforcement. Shut out the destructive noise of the world. The one thing Satan does not want you to do is to listen for God’s voice.
  4. Use your Mouth. Speak joy, your best verbal tool. Resentful, hurtful and critical speech is destructive.  Pronounce words of joy, healing, love and understanding. Accomplishing Everyday Joy is the strategy of overcomers.

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.~1 John 5:4 (English Standard Version)

Living Everyday Joy

Three Things you can do today:

1)        Leap forward in faith. Then stretch. Be bold enough to dream a ridiculous, almost-unachievable, very-nearly unattainable, you-never-thought-you-could-reach-this dream.

2)      Getting to everyday joy has a great deal to do with the words you speak.  Answer strong; never waiver in speaking your highest goals.

3)      Envision it. See yourself coming into your destiny. Promotion, increase, Divine favor—they are all yours.

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.~Psalm 37:4 NIV