Simple Saturday thought. God’s plan for inclusion, diversity, and equity began in the garden. He leveled the playing field because we do not fight against flesh and blood but powers, principalities, and spiritual wickedness in high places. Let us remember today that, male or female, there is equal access to God, his promises, and an extraordinary life. We are blessed. We are called. We were created to honor God. Love, live, and lead like you are persuaded of this truth. Blessings to you!
Here’s a simple thought — God’s benevolent, all-sufficient word spoken over you and faithfully received will increase the quality of your life and impact all your relationships. He makes you rich in all things– not just monetarily. His blessing brings no sorrow. (But there’s more)
The truth in this proverb should not just leave you rejoicing over the maketh rich but challenge you to consider the issue of sorrow. Therefore you must be on the lookout for feelings of sorrow, i.e., sadness, regret, grief, hopelessness, disappointment, or discouragement. These feelings are common experiences of humanity, but none are bigger than God’s love, beyond God’s ability to manage or at the core of his blessing.
Failing to recognize the power and purpose of emotions may cause you to sabotage God’s plan for your life by moving you to focus on them and ignore the promise and power of God. Your emotions are ALWAYS present and can show up so powerfully that you begin to trust them and move accordingly (your way), BUT GOD would have you recognize them and purposely decide to follow his will (his way). His aim is that you acknowledge your feelings and respond to every situation in ways consistent with a life built upon faith. You must remember that that soul is comprised of the mind, will, and emotions, and each component desires to rule your life, but God says be led by the spirit and walk by faith. Don’t let the intensity of the soul overshadow the authority of God.
Here’s a game-changing perspective, emotions or feelings are a clue that the situation demands a response. It’s actually an empowering perspective that gives you the freedom to connect your feelings, intellect, and God’s word before you take action. You must learn to seek God for your next steps. You must recognize the need to talk to the one who created the plan and spoke the blessing.
You do not need to be afraid of feelings, you do not need to deny your emotions, and your feelings should not drive the reactions and actions of your life.
True faith moves from intellectual assent to a daily experience change to a life of power, peace, and purpose. True faith leads to radical transformation.
So how do you do it? Where do you start? First, in your next difficult situation, recognize and confess what you’re feeling to the Lord. Confession is speaking the same thing that God says about an issue. Second, you must respect the authority of God in the situation. Third, obey God despite your feelings.
Now the wisdom of Proverbs 10:22, feelings of deep disappointment or sadness in yourself or others should alert you of the need to “call” the Creator to help you figure out what’s really going on. God loves you and would never set you up for failure. He declares you victorious. You must believe that He is and can do everything He says. Therefore if He said it, it is so. However, you must have the mind of Christ —to really experience the unspeakable joy and liberty that comes from his blessing. Beloved, remember that God’s work in and through you is designed to perfect (mature) you so completely that you are an able warrior fulfilling your purpose with passion and power.
The next time you become aware of your emotions, ask yourself, what does God say about what I’m feeling about this? Don’t make it up; go to the word. Call on a trusted advisor who can lead you to God’s way if you get stuck. But most of all, remember that God loves you and will never leave you.
Maybe you’re thinking, this sounds good, but how does this work in my life? If you’re ready to take your life to the next level but don’t quite know how let’s chat one-on-one. Book a 20-minute discovery session to find out if it’s time to partner with a life strategist to help you bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be.
Blessings to you!
“Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.”
Don’t underestimate the value and power of rest. Not only is rest good for you, but God promised us the gift of rest. We often seek the benefits of rest before fully taking hold of the promise.
In the Old Testament, Israel was required to observe the Sabbath. There were rest days, weeks, years, etc. Today, we’re called to embrace the principle of rest beyond the concept of vacation days. (though I love them) Let us instead move towards a healthier, more vibrant understanding of rest through the example of vacation.
During vacation time, we look forward to more sleep. Yet God says he gives his beloved rest. Great sleep and peaceful nights should be a part of your daily experience. Remember to surrender to him every day as you submit to the slower tempo of time off from work.
During vacation, we put work aside and focus more on things that make us smile. Umm, I could go on for days here, but let’s first remember that except the Lord build the house, they that labor work in vain. Living in the flow does not equate to living on the grind. God is our provider who faithfully supplies all our needs. When God gives you a desire to pursue, he also gives you the plan.
Departures from regular life routines also give us time to focus on things that bring us more laughter, fun, and excitement. Beloved, consider those things you choose to do during your downtime and begin to understand that they are connected to your life’s purpose. God did not create you to have a more fun vacation version of you. There is one you. You are complete in him. Be careful of situations that cause you to be someone or something other than what he intended. That does not mean discarding discretion, etiquette, and professionalism, but it is a call to be live and move in authenticity in all circumstances. He created you to be in constant connection with him. He wants you to find peace and joy in all things. How else will you really be light?
Ultimately, realizing that even your rest has eternal value is essential. Beyond getting more rest, he reminds us that in His presence, there is rest. To be overloaded and overburdened could be a clue that something is missing. God is not just interested in getting you away from the hustle of daily living so you can hear him better and spend time with him. He’s teaching you to seek him first. He’s cultivating in your a desire to prioritize him. He’s teaching you to hear his voice clearly so you can discern it among the many voices on the earth. He’s not just “blessing” you to appease your desire to travel. What good is it if you travel and forget that God loves everyone and may actually need you? The truth is, rest is to be a part of your daily experience, and somehow we’ve only scratched the surface here. Nevertheless, He invites you to trust his way, obey his word, follow the instructions, and leave the results to him.
Today, I challenge you to prayerfully consider the importance of rest from God’s perspective and determine that you will enter in once and for all. Don’t leave any promises on the table. Your extraordinary walk into destiny awaits.
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The unparalleled peace that comes from following God can only be understood when you surrender to the entire journey.
When you trust him enough to follow, you do not fear the land’s topography but rest in the confidence that God can and will provide for you at all times, in all situations, and on all occasions.
He is God of the mountains. He is God of the valleys. He is God of the sea and God of the heavens. He is our shepherd and the source of all our supply. You can rely on him. He is faithful. Today, I invite you to trust him even more than yesterday.
Cast every care upon him and surrender to his word. He will cause you to triumph in all things, but you must follow.
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We honor those who sacrificed their lives so that we may experience freedom. Many decided to serve, knowing that death could be a likely end, yet still chose to do it. (We’re grateful for the courage.)
Still, today, I am reminded of one who knew that his death was required and the only thing that could genuinely secure our liberty. He knew and decided to pay the price for us before the world was framed. I am grateful for his sacrifice and the opportunity to live a life more abundantly. Despite any issues, circumstances, or predicaments facing us today, I honor and remember the brave men and women who served with dignity and courage, who gave their all for a cause greater than themselves. Remembering their sacrifice reminds me that their ultimate sacrifice points to eternal sacrifice. To those who remember loved ones, friends, and colleagues today, we pray that you will surrender the pain in your heart to him who gives joy for mourning.
We pray that the seed sown in your life from their life will lead you to live and fulfill your legacy. We pray that you will know and understand that as we are made in our God’s image and likeness, our lives are a journey set to demonstrate who he is and that he is able. Let us honor their sacrifices and be grateful for this day that the Lord has made. Let us honor the fallen by continuing to build upon the foundation and chief cornerstone.
Let us acknowledge the gift. Let us continue to stand and press forward, knowing that faith, hope, and love remain. He who has called you is faithful. —peace and blessings to you. #mikaelacadeministries #propheticintercessor #kingdomisthepriority #apostolic #faith #christian
As you approach the week, remember that there will be moments of triumph and moments of uncertainty in the daily rhythm of life. You must keep in mind that God is with you in the celebrations as well as the chaos. You have been called to manage both successfully.
In the midst of joy and exuberance, remember that God got you there. Celebrate his faithfulness, grace, favor, and mercy. When you face situations or circumstances that bring doubt, confusion, frustration, or even despair, you must remember God allowed you to be there. Through Christ, you are triumphant in all things, for I am persuaded just as the Apostle writes that nothing can separate us from the love of God. There is no power of the enemy greater than God’s. There is no temporal joy greater than that eternal joy unspeakable that floods your soul as you know that you abide in him. There is no circumstance that He can not handle. No riddle unsolvable. No pain beyond healing and no need that exceeds his supply.
Today, stay focused and motivated to live for him. Remember to contend for the faith delivered unto you whether the situation is easy or difficult. Celebrate the immutable, irrefutable, and omnipotent God who is always for you.
Beloved, remember to take time to pray and express your gratitude in his constant presence. Be confident that with him, you win. You are chosen to be light in the dark world. Accept your assignment, and stay in the faith. #mcmpropheticintercessor #mikaelacade #mondaymotivation #apostolic
We continue to pray this for SoCal.
May God, who created all things, be known and acknowledged today and forever. We fervently pray for SoCal, California, and the world. We declare that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness, therefore; the world and they that dwell therein. We say that everything that dwells on the earth was created by him and for his pleasure. Let reverence for the Creator erupt out of his creation. The glory belongs to God and no other. Let our eyes be opened to the truth of who He is and his mighty power. May the renown of his glory manifest itself through those who believe and live by the faith of his word so that those who walk in darkness would perceive the true light and a more excellent way. May the saving and healing power of Jesus Christ be revealed in the land in such a profound way that men are enlightened about his love, mercy, and grace; choose to surrender to his will; confidently trust in his power, and radically obey his word.
We pray for the restoration of identity, honor, and respect. We pray that the mindset of poverty and the spirit of entitlement be transformed into a mind of humility. Let balance prevail.
Let hearts be filled with love and gratitude. Let the desire for righteousness and justice fill the mouth of those who govern and those who have influence. May the spirit of lawlessness be consumed by the spirit of accountability. Let us magnify the Lord above every concern. God alone calls order to rise out of chaos. May the restraining power of the Holy Spirit be magnified.
Let the peace of God break every fear, remove anxiety, silence all doubt, and increase faith and obedience. May those who know and obey God be ignited to be light, love unconditionally, multiply, restore, replenish and subdue the earth. set to restore, God has set the time of transformation, elevation, and prosperity. To those faithful servants who have labored and plowed and prepared the ground, you have done well. Behold, you shall see the glory of the Lord in the land of the living. God will do as he promised. Stay focused on your mission and not the circumstances. God has always had a plan. And work goes according to what he planned. May your heart and mind be open to him today and always.
Blessings to you!
God is the originator of living your best life, becoming a better version of yourself, and every way you might say it. He wants you to live your best life. He created you for it. He wants nothing less for you, he’s committed to it, and only he has the power to get you to your expected end. Will you trust him to do it his way?
Don’t be deceived by the complaining or the flattery of the world. Too much attention to either will make you take matters into your hands. You will try to control scenarios and outcomes. You will worry about what to do next or what will happen or maybe even fixate on what you think you should be doing but aren’t. This is not the life he planned for you.
When you are “doing the most” in your life, you will wrestle with issues like doubt, fear, anxiety, indecision, insecurity, and trust. These things are antithetical to your life’s plan and keep you from realizing God’s highest purpose.
When God is leading, there is true peace even in the storm. When God is leading, there is wisdom, power, and strength. When God is leading, your heart continues to turn to him. When God is leading, you realize how much you really need him.
Beloved, your true and best life is discovered as you grow in Christ. God’s word transforms you from good to better to best as you surrender and obey. Always remember God is for you and faithfully promises to complete the good work he started in you. You must trust him. Today, decide that you will yield to his way of thinking, speaking, and living in pursuit of the best version of yourself. Blessings!
The imperative to walk in love is not just about how you feel about a situation, circumstance, or person. It is so much more than walking around with a smile on your face or a giddy disposition.
It’s really a higher calling to surrender yourself and your day to the thoughts, plans, and will of God. It’s a directive to remember to think, speak, and act as Jesus Christ would in any given situation. As a believer, your aim is to be motivated by love. To know and honor the will of God each day.
The hallmark of love is to maintain a proper perspective and attitude. Genuine and authentic love is sacrificial, compassionate, and provides what is needed. It requires a relationship with God to be realized.
Today’s challenge is to take a deeper look at walking in love. Are you walking in love? Look to God’s word for perspective, and welcome the illumination of the Holy Spirit. God wants to deepen your understanding of love in order to increase the impact of your life.
When I was six years old, my teacher described me as inquisitive and loquacious in a conversation with my mother as we left my baptism. To which I responded, “I do not talk a lot.” I’ll spare you the details of the correction that occurred when a child enters “grown-folk” conversations. Notwithstanding that, I can say that my natural inclination for knowledge, understanding, and dialogue has served me well. In fact, it has proven to be just as Jesus said it would be. “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
God has never failed to answer my questions. The answers haven’t always been what I wanted to hear, but His truth has led to a life of extraordinary freedom and peace. I know that many people have questions and are looking for real answers. Answers that help you bridge the gap between your faith and your experience. Solutions that give you insight, understanding, and activate your faith so that you can continue to move forward.
Today, I invite you to remember that same child-like faith and curiosity you had and apply it to the questions you have today. You’ve got questions about faith, spiritual growth, relationships, assignments, prayer, etc., and I want to help you move to mastery with some real answers. Send me your spiritual questions and join me on Zoom, March 22 at 5 pm PT for a special, Ask Me Anything Q&A show. Beloved, let’s move on to understanding and live the life God intended. If you’ve got questions you can send them to https://www.mikaelacade.com/ask-pastor-cade/