|November 30 "Excellent"
“How excellent [is] thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of
thy wings.” (Psalm 36:7)
The significance of trusting the “shadow of they wings” is to see the excellence of God’s lovingkindness. God’s
lovingkindness is excellent.
'Excellent' as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is; “a. Being of great virtue or worth; eminent or distinguished for what
is amiable, valuable or laudable; as an excellent man or citizen; an excellent judge or magistrate.” Doing things in
excellence gives it value. When one trust “under the shadow of thy wings” he will see the value and worth of God’s
lovingkindness. Also, we find rest and protection under his wings as we stay in that shadow that is a refuge and a
tower of strength.
November 29 "Desires of our Hearts"
“He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” (Psalm 145:19) - KJV
The promise is that God will fulfill the desire of those that have this Godly fear. When we fear the Lord, our desires
will be after righteousness and not after wickedness. Our desires will fall in line with the Word of God. God cannot
fulfill anything that is against His Word or His nature, but those that fear Him will have Godly desires and those are
the ones that He will fulfill for He is faithful that promised.
November 28 "The Fear of the Lord"
“Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy.” (Psalm 33:18) - KJV
This is a wonderful promise. To know that God is watching over those who fear Him. He is looking at them all the
time, watching and waiting to show himself strong towards those whose heart is turned towards Him. “For the eyes
of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose
heart [is] perfect toward him...” (2 Chronicles 16:9) Those that fear Him have their hearts set upon the Lord. Their
trust is in Him and they are fixed. They will not be moved for the Lord is at their right hand because their eyes are set
on Him. The eyes of the Lord are upon me and my eyes are on Him because I stand in fear before Him. “I have set
the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (Psalm 16:8)
November 27 "Fear Not"
“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the
sea; and there was a great calm.” (Matthew 8:26) - KVJ
Jesus calls the disciples: “Ye of little faith” because of their fear. Fear strips us of our faith. Fear causes us to lose
hope and to lose faith. I realize that love is like an opposite of fear because of the Bible says that perfect love casts
out all fear, but when there is no fear, there is a peace that comes in its place. As Jesus rebuked the storm, which
was the cause of the fear, a great calm came on the waters. I believe that there was a great calm in the minds and
the attitudes of every person present on the boat. Instead of the fear that was overtaking them just a minute previous
now a special peace overtook them just as the peace was on the waters. Peace has a lot to do with faith. If you don’t
have peace, then you have to talk yourself into faith by reading the Word of God before you can truly stand in faith.
November 26 “Heavenly Perspective”
Isa 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” - KJV
When we pray not only in the Spirit, but into the spirit realm, we rise above our circumstances and negative
situations, out of the natural into the supernatural. Here we can soar on the wind-streams of the Holy Spirit, getting
heavenly perspective from the Throne Room and then releasing the Kingly decrees over the earthly realm, bringing
heaven to earth……..!
PRAYER: “Let Your will be done Father, on earth as it is in heaven so that Your Kingdom can be established and
Your Name be glorified!”
November 25 "Prepare the Way of the Lord"
"As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill
shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all
flesh shall see the salvation of God" (Luke 3:4-6) - KJV
Prepare the way of the Lord. We cannot prepare the way of the Lord if we are bumped down with the cares of this
life. We need to get spiritually minded and stop being carnally minded. We need to stay in tune with what the Spirit of
God is saying. If we can stay in the Spirit we can deal with the cares of this world from a spiritual viewpoint and see
the issues at hand for what they really are. Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered in your life. If you allow
God to arise on your behalf you will see every valley filled and every mountain and hill brought low for the glory of the
November 24 "Offering"
"Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt
prepare it every morning" (Ezekiel 46:13) - KJV
In the Law of Moses, God required very specific procedures for all kinds of offerings and sacrifices. Each one of
them was significant within its own procedure. In the New Testament, Christ Jesus fulfilled all of those requirements
for us by being the ultimate sacrifice. One of the reasons behind all of these sacrifices was that we can have
fellowship with God. Now the way for us to God is open through Jesus. God never changes. He desires to have
continual fellowship with us. "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to
this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:1-2) - KJV
November 23 "He Makes All Things New"
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
God is calling us to come up higher. He doesn't want us to think in the old patterns any longer. Define for yourself
what 'old' is in your life then whatever it is, put it behind you. God is wanting to change our thoughts patterns so that
we can start thinking along the patterns of what He is thinking. God's thinking is untouchable by the death and decay
of this world. Hold on to those things that bring true life, not those things that are perishing. This will mean a
complete death to your way of doing things. Proverbs 23:7 says: "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he..." God
makes all things new. Allow Him to make new your way of doing things.
November 22 "Thanksgiving"
"In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (2Thess 5:18) - KJV
November 21 "God's Words"
"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." (Psalm 12:6)
Gods words are not tainted with human interpretation. They are not defiled with intellectual reasonings. No, God's
words are pure. God does not contradict Himself. Trust in His promises for you without reasoning it out. In simple
faith accept and believe what He has said and He will surely bring it to pass. Do not add your understanding to what
He has said to you, because His ways are higher than our ways. By adding your understanding, you place limits in
God's operation in your life. Don't be limited by your mindset or even by your understanding of thing, but instead, by
faith believe what He has said and choose to become obedient to what He told you to do. So do you know what He
has said? If you don't, open His Word and hear...
November 20 "Show Forth His Praises"
“But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew
forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9) - KJV
We are to show forth the praises of God. To show forth means: “1) to tell out or forth 2) to declare abroad, divulge,
publish 3) to make known by praising or proclaiming, to celebrate” (Thayer Greek Definitions). "to publish, that
is, celebrate” (Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries)
We cannot show forth His praises if we do not walk in our calling as a chosen, holy generation. When we walk out
the life that Jesus has showed us, then we will be able to show forth His praises because goodness and mercy
shall follow us all the days of our lives. So the main purpose of our lives should be to honor our Maker and in doing
so we will automatically be unto others that which He has called for us to be.
November 19 "Confidence Towards God"
"Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God"
(1 John 3:21) - KJV
If we can walk with God according to His will with a repentant heart and life, then we will have the freedom and liberty
to come to Him at any moment in time. Lots of people condemn themselves for their sin and don't go to God
because they have lost confidence to do so. The Word of God says that:
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
(1 John 1:9) - KJV
"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of
need." (Hebrew 4:16) Learn to walk with God in humility and confidence for He will never deny you to come to Him.
In fact, He is waiting for you to draw near to Him....
November 18 "God's Will"
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9) - KJV
God’s will is that every person walk before Him with a repentant heart and a heart and life that is in right standing with
Him. In staying like this there will not be a gap for us to slip and perish, because our hearts are pure and right before
Him and that is His will. He wants us to be in relationship with Him, and every person must come to a place of
repentance in order for that relationship to become established with Him.
November 17 "Submit"
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) - KJV
We are to submit ourselves to God and then resist the devil. Why should we submit to God first? Sometimes by our
own sin and or ignorance, we open the door to evil. This will surely bring a trial around. So if the door is open, we
cannot just resist the devil because we have no ground to stand on and he will come right back through the same
door. We are to first close the door by submitting ourselves to God in repentance and humility. If we don’t know what
that door is, then in submission to Him, He will show us, and then we will be able, with authority, to resist the devil.
He will flee from us and then he can’t come back because the door is now closed to him.
November 16 "Peace"
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Jesus said that He is leaving His peace with us. A peace we cannot know or have from the world. It is a heavenly
peace. But before he said this; in the previous verse He gives us the Holy Spirit who will be our Comforter. He will be
our peace. When one is truly comforted then that person is in peace. So the Holy Spirit is peace unto us. So when
Jesus left, the disciples were still with the Words of Jesus because the Holy Spirit brought to their remembrance all
those Words that He gave them, whenever they needed them. “But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom
the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
So how then can we as Christians cope in a world that is so full of turmoil. We have to choose whether or not we will
take the peace that Jesus left us. We must use what God gave us. This was first of all the Holy Spirit. We must pray
in the Holy Ghost about everything that concerns our lives. As we are living out our daily lives we must be in prayer
and the Holy Spirit will lead us in every step we take. So the turmoil around can happen all it wants for it will never go
away, but those who let the Holy Spirit do His work in them, teaching them all that they need to know according to the
words of Jesus, will then have their minds set on Him and He will be in peace. “Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect
peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3)
November 15 "Love"
“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part
shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I
became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” - KJV (1 Corinthians 13:9-12)
We are not perfect and so we wait for that which is perfect to come so that what we do (our imperfections) will be
done away with. Sometimes we think that our imperfections are beautiful pieces of perfection and we show it around
as if we have accomplished something. This is without love because its intent is to bring glory to our own name. But
we know that these things are only in part and it will come to nothing when that which is perfect has come. We are
waiting for Love to arrive so we can see face to face with Love Himself. Because we are waiting for the perfection of
love we know what we are (in our limitations) by what we know is coming and because we keep our eyes on Love we
can stay humble no matter how far our limitations reaches.
If we don’t recognize our limitations and become humble we will be so highly exalted ourselves that we will not see
or recognize when that which is perfect has come. This shows that we are still children and have never put away our
childish things. We then need to grow up into the stature of Christ, the humble servant before we can be perfected
into His Image.
November 14 "Let Go and Let God"
Matt 11:28 "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"
A life in the Spirit is easy and without effort. Let go of all the false burdens. Unload them and give it to Jesus. He will
give you rest so that you can soar like an eagle. It is easy, just do it. Let go and let God take care of you then worship
November 13 "The Ministry of the Holy Spirit"
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which
proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” (John 15:26)
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to testify of Jesus. In John 16:13-15 it says: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall
he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew
[it] unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew
[it] unto you.” Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” Jesus says that “no man cometh unto the Father, but by
me”. (John 14:6)
So the Holy Spirit is sent to testify of Jesus to all men so that they may come to the Father which is through Jesus,
who is truth, so that the Spirit of truth might reveal to us all truth. To testify is to be a witness. The Holy Spirit is
witness of Jesus and He testifies to us all about Jesus. He reveals to us who Jesus is and He, the Spirit of truth,
also comforts us in that knowing of the revealed Jesus in us.
November 12 "You are not Your Own"
1 Corinthians 6:19 & 20 "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,
which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God's"
Is God calling you to an abandoned life? Don't allow your mind to reason out why you cannot surrender to Him. God
has purchased you with HIs blood. You are not your own. You do not belong to yourself and hat includes your life,
your body, your time and everything that you are. If you hold on to any of these, you will loose it. If you let it go into
God's hands, you will gain your life. Therefore let everything that you are bring Glory to God and let everything that
does not glorify God be removed from your life. Let everything you do have eternal value. Only eternal purposes will
November 11 "Deliverance Power"
Isa 61:1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings
unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the
opening of the prison to them that are bound..." - KJV
The anointing of the Spirit destroys the yoke over those that are held captive by the enemy of our souls. Many people
are now coming to a place where they cannot cope in their own strength anymore. God has made provision through
the precious blood of the Lamb that was slain for everyone who would come to Him to receive full freedom out of their
prison houses. Take up the offer of liberty and expose the works of the devil in your life so that you can fulfill your
destiny in Christ without hindrance.
November 10 "Knowing in Silence"
Ps 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God" - KJV
Silence is the secret to knowing. This is the place of experiential knowledge of God. Simplicity is still the secret of
the gospel. Wait on Him in perfect silence and He will honor you with His Presence, as He makes Himself known to
you in all His glory and splendor and in the multi-faceted glory of His holiness.
November 9 "Love that brings Life"
Rom 13:10 "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." - KJV
Today God spoke to me through the sweet fellowship with a sister and brother in the Lord, like so many times before,
that there is but one question that He will require to be answered by each one of us, namely, "Have you learned to
love?" The Bible says that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your brother and sister. That also
means that dying to yourself works life in another, so to truly love means to live the crucified life.
November 8 "Love"
Rom 13:8 "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law." -
Let us take serious stock of our heart's attitudes towards one another. Do we owe anyone forgiveness, an apology, a
promise unkept, thankfulness unexpressed, appreciation, a commitment, acceptance, or simply honor and respect?
All this and more fall in the category of love. Let us ask the Lord to shine His light on our heart's attitudes and fulfill
the law of love.
November 7 "Christ the Head"
Col 1:18-19 “And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
that in all things He might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell” -
Christ has the preeminence in all things. In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily and He is the head of the
Church. Nothing should take the focus away from Him, for He is the center of all things. As He is enthroned in our
worship, His Kingdom comes in all areas of our lives, His will is being done and His Name is glorified.
November 6 "Self-Power is Pride"
Matt 11:28-12:1 "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke
upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light." - KJV
The place of rest is where every one of our burdens are laid at the feet of Jesus. He takes care of us when we
surrender to Him. The gist of this passage is actually in the fact that when we let go of our pride of self power, then
only can we learn what meekness and lowliness is; and that is to rest from our own works. Doing His will only is
then easy and His burden is light.
November 5 "Relying on His Strength"
Jer 17:5-8 "Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and
whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good
cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the
man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." - KJV
We need to inspect out ways to see whether we have been relying on our own strength and wisdom and relinquish
our control over our lives and circumstances and people. We need to appropriate the redemptive power of the blood
of Jesus Christ and be redeemed from the curse of self power in order to step out into our breakthrough by putting all
our trust in Him. Thus the blessings of fruitfulness will be released over our lives for His glory!
November 4 "Grace"
Heb 4:16-5:1 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find
grace to help in time of need.” - KJV
It is in and by our spirit man that we touch the throne of grace by faith in the Holy of holies and receive the Spirit of
grace in time of need to help us through every and any situation. Therefore, let us come boldly and be determined to
press into His Presence and receive what He has prepared for us by grace: divine strategy, wisdom, peace, open
doors, counsel, guidance and provision in all our need for His glory alone.
November 3 “To be Spiritually Minded”
Rom 8:5-8 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit
the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because
the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they
that are in the flesh cannot please God.” - KJV
God is on a mission to bring us to the place of surrender where we can lay down this life of the flesh in order to walk
in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is wooing us to surrender and put our trust fully in Him, but it is an act of the free will to
hand over our lives and all the issues and worries that we carry on our shoulders into His hands. He is waiting for
us to bow under His sovereign hand so that He can guide us and show us His ways by His grace. So let us make
sure that every part of our lives are submitted to His perfect will and be renewed in the spirit of our minds to live a
November 2 "Walking after the Spirit"
Rom 8:1-2 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin
and death.” - KJV
This is where true freedom is found, namely in the Spirit. When we walk after the Spirit, listening to His guidance,
following His voice, there is no regret, no condemnation, no guilt, no sin and death, but liberty and peace in Christ.
Now is the time to sift out everything that is of the flesh, everything that was initiated by my own wisdom and desires.
It is a time to repent and allow the Lord to burn up the hay and stubble of my own works and to start walking in the
works which He has pre-ordained for me.
November 1 "Hear His Voice and Obey"
Matt 9:9 "...and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.” - KJV
Following Jesus Christ can be summed up in this: hear His voice and obey instantly! To follow Him is to be
surrendered to His will and ways, which are not our ways, but the way to perfect fulfillment in His righteousness,
peace and joy. That is Kingdom living at its best!
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