Declaration & Praise: Day 9

“When there is a prolonged blast of the horn and you hear its sound, have all the troops give a mighty shout. Then the city wall will collapse, and the troops will advance, each man straight ahead.” – Joshua 6:5
“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back with a powerful east wind all that night and turned the sea into dry land. So the waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.” – Exodus 14:21-22

Nothing will stop my God. No wall, no sea will hinder Him from getting me to the place He has for me.

I declare today that the full power of God cannot be imagined by man. His power breaks down barriers, pushes back anything in His way, lays out giants, opens prison doors, holds the sun still, raises dry bones into an army, open graves and calls the dead to life.

Power, real power, belongs to God alone, and nothing can stand against it. No giant of sickness or loss can rage greater than the power and love of my Healer, my Deliverer, My Savior.

His plans for me cannot be thwarted. No enemy can change my destiny in Him or take me from Him. Nothing will ever stop His goodness toward me, nothing will take His love from me or take me out of His hand.

There is no power that will ever be able to stand against the power of the God who is for me and not against me, the God who formed me, set eternity in my heart, and rescued me from the dominion of darkness by the power of His cross. The heavens and earth and my life all come to be by His power.

Here in the power of God I stand. My God is for me. Who can be against me?

Declaration & Praise: Day 8

 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2Corinthians 12:9

Today, there is access to the throne of God for His people.

I have access to grace.

I have access to mercy.

I have access to the Spirit of God who dwells in me.

Today, I will not believe that I have nowhere to turn. I will not choose to seek what I need from any other source, for I have been given access to the throne of God by the blood of His Son. I will not tiptoe in, wondering if He will grant me what I need. I will run there with confidence and receive what He offers. Grace. Mercy. Help.

I am not strong. Any inner fortitude, any stubborn refusal to quit within me is utter weakness. I have no boot straps to pull myself up with and I have no wits about me with which to make it through this life. I will boast of, not attempt to hide, these truths, for my weakness invites the power of God. My weakness shows off the sufficiency of His grace.

So today I will not pretend to be strong, but will live and move and have my being in the grace of God.

Declaration & Praise: Day 7

“Then Moses said, “Now show me Your glory.” And the Lord said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim My name, the Lord, in your presence.” – Exodus 33:18-19
“You are good, and what You do is good;
    teach me Your decrees.” – Psalm 119:68

Today, I declare Your goodness. When I can’t see it. When I can’t feel it. When my life doesn’t reflect it. You are good.

When voices whisper that You have looked away, I will say that You are good. When my mind wonders where You’ve gone, I will say that You are good. When panic rises higher than faith, I will say that You are good.

When peace flows like a river once more, I will say that You are good. And when life is hard and the pain is unrelenting, I will say that You are good.

Because You have said that You are always good, and I believe You.

Today, I will choose to remind my soul that You are good, that everything You do is good, and Your glory is Your goodness.

Today, I refuse to let circumstances define who You are. I will not base Your goodness on my definition of “good”, but I will choose to take You at Your word. I will declare Your glory over my life, on mountains and in valleys. In joy and in pain, in weakness and strength. When I feel it and when I don’t.

You are good.

 

Declaration & Praise: Day 6

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26
“Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” – John 11:40

Today I will believe You for what looks impossible to me.

I believe You for relational restoration.

I believe You for the renewal of minds.

I believe You for hope.

I believe You for flames to be fanned, for eyes to open, for hearts to turn.

I believe You for the healing of every wound.

I believe You for the revival of dry bones.

I believe You for the breaking of strongholds.

I believe that Your Truth will overtake and demolish every lie.

I believe You for unity in Your Church and in my home.

I believe You for holiness in Your Church, and in my heart.

I believe You for justice and revival to sweep across our land.

I believe that You can awaken us, bring us to our feet with a fresh breath of Your Spirit, and set fire to lukewarm hearts. That You can bring forth an army from a valley of dry bones.

Today, I believe You for impossible things, because You are the God of the impossible.

Today, I believe You, and I will see Your glory.

Declaration & Praise: Day 5

“God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?” – Numbers 23:19
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23

Lord, You are not like me. You are other than, beyond me, and yet, with me. There is no darkness within You that would provoke You to lie, deceive, trick me. You say what You mean and You mean what You say, and what You say is what You will always do. Because You are faithful.

You are faithful to love me to the end, no matter what. Faithful to extend mercy, not once, not twice, but every single day. Every day I wake up to Your mercy. Every day I live and breathe and love because You have mercy on me. Because You are merciful, I have been born again. In Your mercy, You stay near and not far off.

Your faithfulness to me is not in response to my faithfulness to You, it is who You are. If I turn out to be faithless, You will remain faithful. You will not turn from me, write me off, or un-choose me. You are not fickle toward me, but utterly faithful to Your commitment to be for me and not against me.

Every word, every plan, every promise will be fulfilled, because You are faithful.

Today, I will refuse to believe that You are like us. I will not wonder if You will say one thing but do another. I will not allow an expectation to grow in me that You will turn against me, forget me, or leave me hanging. I will choose today, to believe You, to take You at Your word that great is Your faithfulness. Today, I will remember that You are faithful, loving, merciful and true. To me.

Declaration & Praise: Day 4

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” – Matthew 13:45-46
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.” Philippians 3:7-8

Jesus, You are the pearl of great price. My greatest treasure. Worth everything that I have and more. Nothing on this earth could ever compare to You, nothing can compete with You, and nothing is worth not having You.

Whatever I had before, whatever I could ever gain in this life, it’s nothing compared to the worth of knowing You. I will gladly lose everything for Your sake. Your love is better than life to me. I would rather spend just one single day in Your presence, than thousands of them anywhere else.

Jesus, You are worth the surrender of everything. Today, I will not hold tightly to possessions or accolades. Both are revealed to be rubbish in the light of Your presence. Today, I will remember the treasure I have in You and the incredible gift of knowing You.

Declaration & Praise: Day 3

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” – Ephesians 1:1
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” – 1 John 3:1

I abound in grace, am lavished with love, and have been given every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask of You. You have supply for my every need, more than enough strength for my weakness, and peace for my troubled heart.

You give hope when I feel hopeless, and courage when I feel afraid. When the way in front of me looks dark, You give Your Word to light up my steps. And when I was utterly lost, You gave Your Son for my salvation. You are the giver of every good thing.

You give me the power to walk where You have called me, and boldness to keep walking it out even in the face of opposition. You have equipped me for every battle, and every victory comes from You.

You are an open handed God, and Your every promise is yes and amen.

Today, I will refuse to believe that You withhold from me, or that You are anything but generously good to me. I will refuse to allow fear and anxiety over my future rule my heart today, for You have given me my days, and will provide for each one.

Today, I will live an open handed life. I will not cling to what is mine, but will give out from the abundance I have been given. I will not withhold love, mercy, or time. I will not invest in myself more than I invest in others. I will be a lavish giver of all You have given to me.

You are a good, good Father, and I will seek to ever praise You with the way that I live my life.

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