|We, the Daily
Devotional Friends, are reading a chapter from the New
Testament Monday through Friday, first thing in the
morning, before we do anything else. Feel free to read
more than a chapter, but please, do at least one
chapter. On Saturday and Sunday, we will be reading a
chapter in Proverbs each day.
Weíll be starting in the book of
Matthew, chapter one. By doing it this way, all of us
will be reading the same chapter every day. For
instance, on Monday, May 9, we will read Matthew,
chapter one. On Tuesday, May 10, we will read Matthew,
Chapter 2, and so on and so forth. On Saturday, May 14,
we will read the first chapter of Proverbs, and Sunday,
May 15, weíll read Proverbs, chapter 2. Then, the
following Monday, May 16, weíll be reading Matthew,
Chapter 6, etc. A
schedule for you to follow will be at
the end of this teaching.
Itís important that we focus on
the Word. Thereís no good excuse not to start your day
out with the Word. Then, you can put time into prayer.
Our prayers will not work if theyíre not based on the
Word, nor will they work if we donít have any faith in
So then faith cometh by
hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be
done unto you.
Something that will help you even
more in your daily reading of the Word is to read
it out loud to yourself.
Reading the Word every day will help feed your spirit,
as Jesus said in Matthew 4:4:
is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Godís Word is like
faith food. Reading the Word is also is a way of
starting up the day on the right foot Ė a way of
putting God first in your life. When you read the Word,
highlight the verses that seem to mean something to you
at that particular moment, or highlight a verse that you
want to share with someone else. And, just before you
begin your reading, ask the Holy Spirit, Who is your
Teacher, to reveal Godís Word to you. For instance,
you can pray:
Father God, I come to You
today to feed upon Your Word. I thank You for the Holy
Spirit revealing Your Word to me, giving me revelation
knowledge, as well as quickening my spirit and helping
me become a doer of the Word of God and not just a
hearer only. In Jesusí Name, Amen
When the Word of God
becomes a reality to your heart and not just your head,
you begin to gain excitement about Godís Word and an
expectation that God fulfills all of His promises in His
Word. When the Word of God becomes God speaking to you,
and when you begin to see and know that it is God
speaking to you, your faith and confidence in Godís
Word will rise up in your spirit man and you will become
much more enthusiastic about the Word, and,
be much bolder to witness others!
A person has to realize
that the miracles God did in the Bible are not just
fairy tale stories, but real events that took
place that God, by the Holy Spirit, recorded in His
Word. Theyíre there in the Bible just waiting for you
to accept them and believe them, as well as act upon
Say this with me:
My Bible is God speaking
I have what the
Word of God says I have.
I can do with the
Word of God says I can do.
I am what the Word
of God says I am.
The Word of God says
Iím healed in 1 Peter 2: 24: Who his own self bare our
sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to
sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes
ye were healed.
I am healed!
The Word of God
says Iím redeemed from the curse, and according to
Deuteronomy 28: 15-68, that means sickness, disease, and
poverty, as well as spiritual death. But, according to
Galatians 3:13, Iím redeemed from all that, for it is
written: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the
law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
The Word of God
says Iím delivered, according to Colossians 1:13: Who
hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Therefore, Iím delivered of every lustful, sinful,
ungodly, and unholy thing. I refuse to be held in
bondage to any life-destroying habit, because Iím
rich and wealthy because God says I am in Psalm 112:3:
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his
righteousness endureth for ever.
2 Corinthians 8:9:
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that,
though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor,
that ye through his poverty might be rich.
3 John 2: Beloved,
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be
in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
According to a Word of
God, I can do all things through Christ; therefore
thereís nothing I cannot accomplish, according to
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me. 14Notwithstanding ye
have well done, that ye did communicate with my
Joel 3:10: ... let the
weak say, I am strong.
Romans 8: 37: Nay, in all
these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us.
1 John 5:4: For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this
is the victory that overcometh the world, even
Iím an overcomer,
and Iím more than a conqueror. Iím delivered from
fear of any kind, for God said in 2 Timothy 1:7, For God
hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and
of love, and of a sound mind.
1 John 4: 4: Ye are
of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
Pastor Jesse Rich