A FAITHFUL FATHER 11/1/20
by Rhonda Cottrell (Kathy's Daughter!)
Most of us have had a few times in our lives when we wished that the Lord would just tell us what to do! Well, the Israelites had just that! Can you imagine—when the cloud lifted from the tabernacle=green light. When it did not=red light. If it was nighttime, there was fire in the cloud so they were sure to not miss it! The Lord brought them out of slavery, gave them the law to live by, gifted them with a leader that God spoke to face to face, and He was ever present with them. Yet they still found plenty to complain about: too many hardships, they craved other foods, they were better off in Egypt… and these complaints were repeated over and over again.
It makes me ask myself, had I been there with them, would I have joined in with their complaining? I have a strong feeling that the answer would be YES! As we are currently in a season very different from anything we have ever known, I’ve had a few complaints myself, along with comparisons to “how it used to be.” Just like the Israelites!!
Yet in the midst of their complaining (and mine), The Lord their God was with them (and with me), and they lacked nothing. Whether they were faithful to Him, or not, He remained faithful to them. Just like He tells us in 2 Timothy 2:13.
In the end, the Israelites went through all these things so “They would know the Lord their God; besides Him there is no other.” They definitely faced some consequences for their actions along the way, but He remained faithful.
I have seen His faithfulness in my life time and time again! Whatever circumstances you find yourself in today, “Be strong and courageous; the Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
We serve a good, good, faithful Father.~
SPEAK THIS DAILY BLESSING OVER YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY
BY jOHN KILPATRICK
“I am the blessed of the Lord. The sword of the Lord is drawn against those that seek after my soul. The spear of the Lord is aimed against those Satan has sent to persecute me. No evil communication shall be successful against me because I am God’s favored servant. No curses that are spoken against me, released towards me, or sent my way by the wicked or the religious will be successful against me this day. They will not light upon me but slide down to the ground, sterile and non-effective. I am under authority. I am under the blood, and I am under the whole armor of God. Every weapon formed against me will misfire today. I declare that I am God’s darling (Psalm 35:17). I am the favored of the Lord. A Joseph mantle is upon me. I am set apart for such a time as this. In the spirit world, I walk with a coat of many colors. I have the wisdom to prevail and solve mysteries, the strength to persevere, and the mind to excel and succeed. I bless my: • Blood to flow right! • Heart to beat right! • Bones to be strong! • Muscles to carry me where I need to go! • Skin to insulate and seal me! • Organs to function the way God intended when He put me in my mother’s womb! • Youth to be renewed like the eagles’! Page 1 Speaking a Blessing I bless myself for length of days. I will live a blessed life with a crown of righteousness on my head, a garment of praise above me, and a mantle across my shoulders to do what I am called to do. Angels are all around me keeping my steps and prospering my way. I have great stamina. A wall of fire is about me, and a canopy of fire is over me. The banner of the Lord is over my head like a personal rainbow. I bless myself this day for an encounter with God. I bless my countenance to draw in from that encounter and my face to glow with God’s glory. His glory shall be seen upon me and it shall influence all who come in contact with me this day. I bless myself to be in the right place at the right time and to walk with a right spirit before my fellow man and family. I will walk right into destiny and divine appointments today. If there is catastrophe today, I shall not be there when it happens. I shall be hidden in God’s pavilion. If there is violence today, I will not be there; the angels of God shall direct me away from the path of the violent. I will hear of it, but it will not come near to me. I am not under the circumstances, under the weather, or under fire. I am mounting up, and I have a broad wing span. I will rise above it all. My enemies will spread their nets for my feet, but I will see their pit and step around their trap. I shall escape; yet they shall fall into the very hole they prepared for me. This day, God is in the process of frustrating the tokens of the liars. He is bringing great controversy to my enemies’ camp. Confusion totally drowns those that would dare to tamper with God’s purposes for my life. I do not just believe I am blessed; I walk it out. I will demonstrate it. I decree it to be so. I speak that the mountains be brought down, my valleys be brought Page 2 up, and the path of the Lord be made straight in my life. My way is not hard nor the path difficult. I am alive by Jehovah’s decree. I will stay alive and be active and productive. My life will be full of good works so that when Jehovah decrees my time is up I will not linger nor languish, but have treasures to lay at the Master’s feet. It will be a life well lived! I bless myself in Jesus’ Name!” There are thirty specific areas that we can bless with: 1. Abilities 2. Abundance 3. Angels to go with them 4. Clear direction 5. Courage 6. Creativity 7. Deliverance 8. Eyes to see 9. Faith 10. Favor 11. Fear of the Lord 12. Good health 13. Hope 14. Joy 15. Listening ears 16. Longevity 17. Love and a loving home 18. Mercy 19. Mind of Christ 20. Ministry success 21. Promotion 22. Protection 23. Provision 24. Safety 25. Strength 26. Success 27. Trust 28. Wisdom 29. Peace 30. Pleasing personality Here is an example of a blessing using the above areas we are permitted in Scripture to bless with. Page 3 “God’s blessings rest upon you this day. You are pleasing to the Lord and He enjoys your fellowship. You are well-favored and more than able to receive His abundant provision. God’s angels accompany you on your right hand and on your left. They shall guide you! God’s goodness and mercy shall follow close behind you and be the guardians between you and your past. God has determined that you shall have good success because you move in faith and in strong courage. Your eyes shall see the salvation of the Lord. He shall keep you safely under His wings and pinions. I declare this day that you are protected and delivered from the evil of the day. You shall not stumble nor fall, for Holy Spirit has anointed your eyes with eye salve to see clearly and has given you ears of the spirit to hear precisely. You will be wise in your generation. Your soul will rest in God’s shalom. He has declared you to be strong and pleasing in His sight. You will eat the fruit of His promises in the land of the living and will enjoy long life and length of days because you have wholly trusted in the Lord your God. Your habitation shall be a place where you will rest in His love, find hope for tomorrow, and joy shall strengthen you as you rest upon your bed. He shall restore your soul and give you rest in the stillness and quietness of your home. In your prayer chamber, the Holy Spirit shall birth a creative and powerful mind and give you sound ideas that will bring you promotion and great favor. He shall give you fresh anointings and bless your ministry with good results. The Lord is pleased with you and has placed His Name upon your forehead. Call upon Him and He will show you great and mighty things you know not of. I bless you in Jesus’ Name!"