Popcorn Devotional

REJOICE. BE PATIENT. STAY PRAYERFUL. 11/14/19

Society have placed rules in our schools, jobs, and communities to establish some type of order. Whether we want to or not, rules must be followed although some are oftentimes broken. When it comes to a better life, God want us to follow three simple rules and that is to rejoice, be patient and be consistent. In expectation, have hope. When experiencing trials, have patience. While you are hoping and waiting, be consistent in your prayer life. Following these three rules will lead you to a life filled with breakthroughs, blessings and abundance.

Prayer: When life becomes too much for me, help me to understand that even you Lord have rules for your children to follow, and if I want to experience the fruit of the land then I must follow these rules and trust your plan for my life. Amen

Scripture: Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 (ESV)

Worth the Wait 11/13/19

Waiting on God is a decision and not a choice. Oftentimes, we get so caught up in “doing me” that we forget that we have a Father who gets excited about blessing His children. When was the last time you told God that you would wait and monitored Him because He wasn’t moving fast enough? Trust God in all things. Even when life gets out of control, trust Him. His timing is impeccable, and His blessings are bountiful. Make the conscious decision to trust God today. I promise you; it will be worth the wait.

Prayer: Lord, when my patience begins to wear thin and I want to do life on my own, teach me to wait on you. Amen

Scripture: The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25 (ESV)

Bragging Rights 11/11/19

Rather than boasting about your new hair, new clothes or new shoes, try boasting on your weaknesses and how God came and rescued you in your time of need. Sometimes, the only way people can experience the power of Christ is through your deliverance, not what you did to help yourself, but what Christ did despite of your sins. Boast on God today and help someone see the power of Christ resting on you so they too can have the same freedom that you possess

Prayer: Material things don’t matter. What matters is how you watch over me, protect me and keep me when life has tried to consume me. Because of your saving grace, I will make a conscious decision to talk about you more so people can see the power of Christ within me. Amen

Scripture: 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. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Be Love Wherever you Go. 11/7/19

There will be days when trying to muster up enough like to speak to someone will be hard to do. There will be days when your emotions are not in check and you want to spew words of anger and hate. Although your feelings may seem valid, God still wants us to show up in love. When we put on the coat of love, we send peace and calm into the atmosphere. So, it doesn’t matter how the boss if acting or how the person has received you, when you have love, it just makes everything come together.

Prayer: In a world filled with hatred, Lord help us to love. Give us the spirit of compassion, to not overlook a wrong but to see past the person’s pain and learn their heart. Amen

Scripture: Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly. Colossians 3:14

Time to Unload 11/6/19

Worrying is one of the main causes of emotional stress. In order to have peace of mind, we must learn to trust God with our unknown and give Him the burdens we are not meant to carry. Understand, that God did not create us to worry, but he created us to praise and worship Him with our whole heart. On the days you feel your load is too much to carry, drop them off at the loading dock of God’s rest and allow Him to lighten your heavy load.

Prayer: On the days that life seem too much to bear, I will lay my burdens at the altar. I now understand that I can’t handle this load alone and wish to find release and sweet peace for my troubled soul. Amen

Scripture: Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (ERV)

Good Medicine 10/30/19

When was the last time you had fun? When was the last time you did something that had your gut busting with laughter? God says, its time. It’s time to release yourself of the pain of this world and discover your joy! Medicate the pain in your heart. Tell your soul that it’s had enough and that you are ready to enjoy all the good that life has to offer.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for sending me on a day of discovery and fun. You’ve taught me that release isn’t always spiritual but emotional as well. I will discover my joy. I will smile again. Amen

Scripture: Happiness is good medicine, but sorrow is a disease. Proverbs 17:22 (ERV)

Rejoice Anyway 10/30/19

There will be times when it is hard to put a smile on your face. There will be days when you feel like giving up. Take the focus off your situation and place your focus on God. When you begin to think about all of the wonderful things God has done for you, there will be no time for sadness but a time for rejoicing.

Prayer: Lord, Help me to see the good in life even when life seems bad. Amen

Scripture: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Phillippians 4:4

Its Okay to Cry! 10/28/19

There will be times when you want to ask for help but can’t. You either feel alone or are ashamed to express how you really feel. On days like this, take a moment and pour out your heart to God. Give Him everything you are feeling so when you are done your soul can be at ease. Trust God with everything even when you feel you have nothing.

Prayer: Help me God to trust you when my soul is pained. Help me set aside my pride and cry out to you so you can save my broken spirit. Amen

Scripture: When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34: 17:18

It is Possible! 10/11/19

Daily, we make excuses as to why we can’t do the thing we really want to do. Why be fearful when Jesus has confirmed that all tings are possible with the Father. Even when your mind says you are not capable, God intervens and says “with me it is possible.” So, what’s stopping you now?

Scripture: But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

You’re Being Chased! 10/4/19

There is nothing like the assurance that God is chasing you down to bless you. Even in times of trouble, God is holding back demons, rearranging mountains and creating rivers of hope so you won’t give up and stay in expectation of your blessing. No need to yield or to stop to find His location, God is right behind you with boxes of blessings stamped with the words surely and goodness on it!

Scripture: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6

You Do it so Well 9/27/19

You were born with gifts and talents that make people wonder why you do what you do so well. Just for a second, imagine where you would be if you offered your gift(s) as a sacrifice back to God. The possibilities for your destiny would be endless!

Prayer: Today Lord, I give my gifts back to you. I know I wouldn’t have made it this far without your help. I want to see where my greatness will take me. Lord, here is my gift because I desire to be greater than I am now. Amen

Scripture: You will help me do even greater things. You will comfort me again. Psalm 71:21

Don’t Change A Thing 9/26/19

God’s creation is nothing short of beauty and excellence. When God created you, He had the best in mind. The lips you hate, God made them. The hair you complain about, God counted every hair and gave you what He thought you needed. Even that beautiful figure of yours that you have tried endlessly to change. Yes, God created that too! Instead of trying to change what you don’t like, change your perception of yourself and begin to appreciate who you are.

Prayer: Lord, help me to see myself as you see me. Amen

Scripture: You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7

The Same Grace 9/1/19

Everybody wants to be treated with love and respect. The way you treat others should be a representation of how you want others to treat you. In your worst state of sin, God loved you and called you His own. If ever you should feel the need to mistreat someone, begin to dig deep and remember that the same measure of grace given to you is the same measure you should give in return.

Prayer: Lord, help me to love as you love and show others the same mercy you shave shown me. Amen

Scripture: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 (NIV)

Don’t Get Distracted 8/31/19

When my best friend taught me how to drive, she would always say “don’t look to the left nor to the right. Nothing is for you over there. Look straight ahead.”

While on this Christian journey, we sometimes get off course by looking at things that capture our attention and fog our focus. Distraction is a sure way to get off course and began doing the opposite of what God told us to do. Oftentimes when we venture off on our own, we let go of God’s hand and wonder off to people and places that mean us no good. In order to stay focused, we must ask God to order our steps so we can stay connected to Him by living a righteous and holy life.

Prayer
Lord, help me to live a holy, righteous, and bountiful life. When I feel as though I want to get off course, help me to stay grounded in your word and spiritually connected to you. Amen

Scripture
Don’t let me look at worthless things.  Help me live your way. Psalm 119:37