Preemptive Strike-Day 9

As some of you may know, my church is going through a major transition. It is a difficult season. Some are questioning if we will survive this transition, many are disillusioned, many are grieving. But as we transition through this season, I have hope. I am encouraged. My hope is not in the leadership at our church nor our governing body (although I have confidence in both). But my hope...

Preemptive Strike – Day 8

I’m getting older. It’s the preferred option to dying. I know God has so much left for me to do. I want to walk in health as I finish my race. I want the strength and stamina to run after grandchildren, travel the world speaking, and help others in need. I want to leave a legacy. This requires health. My prayer for 2020 and beyond is for divine health. Pray...

Preemptive Strike – Day 7

I’m reading the book of Exodus this morning. It’s almost comical how the children of Israel vacillated between two opinions: “God is good” and “Why did you bring us out here to die?” The children of Israel had a victim mentality. It’s easy to read Exodus and judge the Children of Israel. They had seen the plaques, the parting of the sea, the cloud and fire guiding them, the water...

Preemptive Strike – Day 6

Our parents did the best they knew how. But still, sometimes 50 years later, we may still be dealing with strongholds and unresolved issues left by our childhood. Over the last two days, one of my childhood strongholds has risen its ugly head. I have overcome certain aspects of this stronghold, but yesterday, the Holy Spirit revealed a different aspect. Once recognized, I took authority over the lie it and...

Preemptive Strike – Day 5

Praying for my pre-Christian Loved One’s In 2020, I want to see some very precious family members come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Paul prophesied to the prison guard, “You and your household shall be saved.” I’m speaking that over my family. I want to see me and my family on fire for God. How about you? Pray with me. “Father, I thank you that you love (name your...

Preemptive Strike 2020 – Restoration

Day 4 – Redeem and Restore This morning as I awoke, my heart was heavy with regret. My mind was bombarded with choices I had made, wishing for a do over. Then from the regret came hopelessness. Not sure what triggered these emotions this morning but I know the cure – prayer. Father, I thank you that you are a God who resurrects, redeems and restores. You who resurrected the...

Preemptive Strike – Day 3

Can I tell you a secret? Just as we want our children to succeed in school and in life, God wants His children to succeed. Prosperity is not something cooked up by Televangelist in the 80’s. It is a godly principle. Now, I’m too am offended by the notion that favor, blessing, and healing can be purchased for a donation to a ministry. But that is not godly prosperity. Godly...

Preemptive Strike 2020 Day 2

Preemptive Strike 2020 Day 2 – Unity in America Father, we thank you for this great nation in which we live. We thank you for the freedoms we enjoy, the prosperity we experience, and the beauty of the diversity we share. Father, we ask in 2020 that you would bless America. Heal our land Lord of racial tension. Father give us an empathetic heart to understand situations from different perspectives....

Preemptive Strike 2020

Friends, I am taking a preemptive strike on 2020. Everyday in December, I am praying for my future. Join me in praying and let’s see what God will do. Our prayers avail much. So let us avail much in 2020. Let’s began 2020 by taking ground for God. Prayer for 2020 Day 1 – More Father we thank you for every blessing that came our way in 2019. We thank...

It’s Not too Late for More

It’s hard to believe in just 31 days, we will say goodbye to another decade, an era will end. At the beginning of 2019, I heard the Lord say, “more”. I got excited. I prepared for more – more of Him, more opportunities to speak, more financially, more. But I was not prepared for the more to come with “more opposition”. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared to fight for the more....