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Promises For Parents – Day 20

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

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Keep Your Eye on our Blog for Day 21 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Friday Funny: Trash Is Forever

God wants His people blessed…BUT….it doesn’t mean we won’t have to work!

Even when it seems that everyone else is struggling, God can creatively supply our needs.
God is a crazy generous Father but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do our part. If we are willing to work, God will make a way. We can be confident that He will always do His part!

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The Take Away:

God is a crazy generous Father but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do our part. If we are willing to work, God will make a way. We can be confident that He will always do His part!

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The Fight of Faith

The Bible is full of promises, but you have to claim them.

The life we’re living on this planet is referred to as the fight of faith, not the gift of faith, but the fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). We get to find out what God says He’s given to us, and then we get to believe God for it. That’s where the fight comes in because the devil is working all the time to get us to doubt God’s Word, so he can steal God’s promises from us. 

That is also true when it comes to God’s plan for your life. The devil doesn’t want you to discover God’s plan for your life, much less fulfill it. He knows that if you do, you’ll live a rich, satisfied life with the blessing of God all over you and spilling onto others. He doesn’t want you to be happy, fulfilled, blessed, or a blessing to others. He wants you to be like him—miserable, defeated, wallowing in self-pity, and mad at the whole world.  

That’s why the Bible says when he pops his ugly head up, trying to get you to doubt God’s Word, doubt God’s plan for your life, doubt God’s promises, doubt that you’re the righteousness of God, doubt that you have the victory, you need to resist him. Boldly command him to flee. “Get out of here, devil! You’re a liar! This is what God says in His Word!” And then start speaking scriptures and telling him what God says.  

If you’re going to walk in the plan of God for your life and fulfill your vision, you must have faith, tenacity, and boldness! You have to stand up to that bully and not let him steal God’s promises, and that includes your vision!

Vision Buster:

You won’t walk in God’s promises unless you claim them by faith. God’s already done His part by giving them to you, but you have to do your part and appropriate them by faith.  

 Vision Builder:

Steadfast, unwavering faith in God’s Word will whip the devil every single time! 

The Take Away:

The devil is a thief. He’ll try to steal everything God has given you, including your vision. But you don’t have to let him! He’s just a bully who’ll flee from you if you’ll stand against him with the Word of God. Don’t believe his lies for one second! Believe God’s Word, speak God’s Word, and act on God’s Word—that’s how you fight the good fight of faith! 

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Promises For Parents – Day 19

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

Watch Day 19 – Promises For Parents

31 Confession Cards #19 FINAL from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

Keep Your Eye on our Blog for Day 20 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Get a Plan

There’s a quote that says, “A vision without a plan is just a wish.”

There are a lot of people who have a vision but have no idea how to get it to come to pass. They think that their part is to get the vision, and then it’s up to God to somehow bring it to pass. They think all they’re supposed to do is speak good confessions over their vision, and then sit back and wait for God to make it happen. But that’s not how it works—not only do you need to have a vision, but you also need to have a plan 

Here’s how it works. The Bible says you commit your works to God, and God will establish your thoughts (Proverbs 16:3 KJV); you make your plans, and God will order your steps (Proverbs 16:9 AMPC). When you step out in faith and do your part first, then God is always faithful to do His part.  

So, the first thing you need to do is pray and commit your works to God. “God, I commit my works to You. I believe this is the vision You have for my life. I’ve written it down, and I’m committing it to You. Thank You for establishing my thoughts and showing me the steps that I need to take so this vision can come to pass. Here are some steps I can see that I need to take in the natural, but I also know that You said You’d order my steps. So, I’m looking to You to show me other steps I need to take. I know that I hear Your voice because Your Spirit lives in me, and He’s going to guide me. Thank You for giving me wisdom and insight as I walk out the plan to accomplish this vision.”  

Then start moving forward and do the first step you know to do. Then do the next step, and the next, and the next. This is how you accomplish your vision!

Vision Buster:

A vision without a plan is just a wish that will never come to pass. 

 Vision Builder:

If you want the vision God has for you to come to pass, you have to get a plan and take steps. God won’t do it for you. You have to step out in faith and do your part; then He’ll do His part. 

 The Take Away:

Once you have a clear vision written down, pray over it and commit it to God. Ask Him to show you the steps that you need to take to begin walking it out. Write those steps down, and then do them. Step by step, God will help you walk out the vision in your heart.

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Friday Funny: Flesh Geographical Shifts

Joe shares a funny story about teaching his kids about life’s realities.

Laugh as Joe brings another dose of reality to looking for a mate!  He calls it “Geographical Shifts”.

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FF – Flesh Makes Geographical Shifts from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

The Take Away:

His point was to have them look past the physical because flesh changes over time.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Joe McGee Ministries

The Word of God says that we are to give thank in all things.

Not FOR all things, but IN all thing. We know that God has our future in His hand and we know where we’re going! Of all the times of year to be thankful, this is it. Give God thanks for all He has done this Thanksgving Day….and every day!

Happy ThanksGiving from Joe McGee Ministries from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

Take Away:

The Word of God says that we are to give thank in all things. Give God thanks for all He has done this Thanksgving Day….and every day!

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Write Down Your Vision

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and walked up and down the aisles trying to remember what you wrote down on the list that you accidently forgot to bring with you? When you get home, there are items you’re missing because you didn’t have the list.  

God knows that writing things down is important. That’s why He wrote down the Ten Commandments for Moses and didn’t just have Moses commit them to memory. That’s why God had the Holy Spirit inspire certain people to write down the words He gave them so that those words could all be put in a book called, The Holy Bible 

The vision and plan that God has for our lives is pretty important. Habakkuk 2:2 talks about writing down the vision. Why? Because it will “tarry” (verse 3). It won’t come to pass right away. It’s going to take some time to get from point A to point Z, and there may be obstacles, road bumps, and a few detours that come up as you walk out that vision. But if you have it written down, then even if you end up taking a detour, you can pull out that vision God gave you five, ten, twenty years ago, read what He told you, and get back on track. Writing things down will help you stay focused and on course.

Vision  Buster:

The plan of God for our lives won’t happen overnight. If we don’t write it down when He gives it to us, we may forget what He told us in the beginning and then begin to question our direction and purpose when the going gets tough. 

Vision Builder:

Writing down your vision will help hold you steady and keep you on track. 

Take Action:

It’s never too late to write down the things God has spoken to you to do, or the personal goals that you’ve had in your heart for years. Write them down today. Start taking steps to accomplish them. Don’t just have idle daydreams. Make plans, take steps, and do what’s necessary to see those dreams become a reality.

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Check Your Vision

At the beginning of the year, it’s a tradition for many people to write down some New Year’s resolutions.

What do I want to accomplish this year? What’s my vision? What do I want to focus on and apply myself to?  

 

Did you know writing down your vision, goals, and New Year’s resolutions is actually scriptural? The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision and make it plain so those that read it can run with it” (paraphrased). There’s something about writing things down that helps “make it plain” or clear. Instead of a goal just being a thought, it becomes something a little more tangible, a little firmer, something you can look at and keep in front of you.  

 

Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Things might be going well, but you just feel like things are a little stagnant. Or, maybe you’re just kind of living aimlessly with no direction. If this describes you, then the first thing you need to do is check your vision. Start setting some goals. Don’t just live day in and day out, getting up, going to work, paying bills, and just living from week to week. Write down some clear goals. They don’t have to be big. Write things down that you want to see come to pass in your life, and then commit to taking the steps to make them happen!  

 

The best way to get rid of that “stuck” feeling is to start moving toward something. There’s no greater satisfaction than setting a goal and accomplishing it.

Vision Buster:

If you’re feeling stuck, stagnant, or aimless, you’re probably suffering from something called, “lack of vision.”  

Vision Builder:

Writing down your vision and goals will help make them clear and give you something tangible to keep in front of you.  

Take Action:

It’s fun to sit and daydream, but if you want to turn a daydream into a reality, start by writing it down. And then write down the steps you need to take to walk it out. Ask God to direct your steps and give you wisdom. Keep that goal in front of you daily until it’s accomplished! 

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20/20 Vision

Did you know you can have 20/20 vision?

I’m not necessarily talking about having 20/20 vision in your physical eyeballs. I’m talking about having 20/20 vision when it comes to your goals and the vision for your life.  

 

If you study the lives of successful people, you’ll notice that they all have one thing in common—they each have a clear vision. They know what they want and are willing to commit to doing whatever it takes to make it happen. They may not have had the education, money, time, or support when they started, but they had a strong, clear vision of where they wanted to end up.  

 

The Bible gives a lot of examples of people who had a clear vision, and even when they encountered significant adversity, they still achieved their goals. Joshua and Caleb are great examples. They never gave up their dream of getting into the Promised Land, even though it took 40 years. What about David? He found out there was a prize for killing Goliath, and just to make sure, he asked twice, “What will be given to the guy who defeats this giant?” He got a clear vision of what the reward was going to be! Or, how about Jesus? He’s the ultimate example of someone who had a clear vision. And even in the face of incredible opposition, He kept his eyes fixed on His goal and that held Him steady all the way to the end!  

 

How about you? Do you have a 20/20 vision for your life? Do you have clear goals that you want to obtain or achieve? They don’t have to be big goals; just have some kind of goals. If you want to achieve anything in life, you have to have “20/20 vision.”

VISION BUSTER:

You can’t have blurry vision and expect to reach your goals. You must have a clear vision in order to know where you’re going and what you want to accomplish.  

 

VISION BUILDER:

Having 20/20 vision requires being specific and intentional about your goals. Successful people all have one thing in common—they have a clear vision. 

 

TAKE ACTION:

One of the best ways to get a clear vision is to write it down. Keep it simple. Make a bullet point list of goals. Then, for each goal, determine a few action steps to get you started on your way. You don’t have to have all the steps at once, just take the first steps, then add the next steps as you go along. Consistently keep track of your progress and keep your goals in front of you. 

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