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Morning Reflections

Morning Reflections

By Eileen Epps-Hamilton
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Perfecting Holiness

Morning Reflections

Target Your Prayers
Without a doubt prayer changes things and it’s serious work especially when we’re talking about praying strategically.
August 07, 2022
May God rule in Our Midst
If the angels follow God’s rule without question, why is is so hard for us?
July 23, 2022
Strategic Prayer: What is it?
Strategic prayer is communication with God to download his plans methods and maneuvers for achieving his results.
July 16, 2022
Prayer for 21st Century Living
Prayer is serious work. So why do we do it? Because prayer changes things!
July 09, 2022
Prayer: Ask, Seek, and Knock!
Prayer is an both a privilege and and an expectation. Don’t miss either opportunity!
June 25, 2022
Meeting Life’s Discouragement
Our light affliction can be the beginning of access to the eternal power within us.
June 18, 2022
Back2Basics: God’s Discipline
When was the last time you asked for God to discipline you?
June 12, 2022
Back2Basics: Confessing our faith with Confidence
The time to decide how we will handle life circumstances is before they occur.
June 05, 2022
Back2Basics: Building Our Spiritual Endurance
Endurance for our spirit is something we must work on daily.
May 29, 2022
Back2Basics: Accepting the Mind of Christ
Jesus is our perfect example-why not follow Him?
May 21, 2022
Looking beyond what we can see
The human eyes work like a camera. It ends with an image that reaches our brain where vision occurs. Our faith works the same way however, Jesus is the source of our light.
May 14, 2022
How to Gain Spiritual Eyes?
While it’s been said that eyes are the windows of the soul, it’s more important to know that seeing with spiritual eyes will keep our soul.
May 07, 2022
Seeing with Spiritual Eyes, Part 2
Seeing with spiritual eyes helps us to look beyond what we can see.
April 30, 2022
Seeing with Spiritual Eyes, Part 1
The heart wants what the heart wants. That’s why it’s critical that we see the world through kingdom eyes.
April 24, 2022
Lest I Forget…Lead me to Calvary
Let us never forget what Jesus did for us on Good Friday so that we can rejoice on Resurrection Sunday.
April 16, 2022
A Balm in Gilead
Need comfort for your soul? There is a Balm in Gilead that is just what you need.
April 10, 2022
The Whole Counsel of God: The Reliability of God: Part 2
We can trust in the reliability of God because of Who He is. He is proven faithful and truthful.
April 03, 2022
The Whole Counsel of God: The Reliability of God, Part 1
The belief that the “buyers should beware” does not extend to the reliability in God.
March 26, 2022
The Whole Counsel of God: The Wisdom of God
The whole council of God focuses on building our confidence and “true grit” so that we can earnestly contend for our faith.
March 19, 2022
The Whole Counsel of God: What is it?
Everyone is quick to offer free advice. Just because it’s free doesn’t make it right!
March 05, 2022
Ask Siri
Digital personal assistants have been around for some time. However, they can’t compare to the assistance God offers.
February 26, 2022
Where do you get your information?
Caution: Examine all you read and question its truth in the light of God’s righteousness.
February 19, 2022
Anxiety Relief
Stressed? Depressed? We need anxiety relief.
February 13, 2022
Certainty in an Uncertain World: Epilogue
Uncertainty will always be with us. However, we put out trust in the certainty of God. He never changes.
February 05, 2022
Certainty in an Uncertain World, Part 2
As believers our certainty is connected to God. Our confidence is based not only on who God is but also on His truth.
January 29, 2022
Certainty in an Uncertain World, Part 1
In the midst of uncertainty we can experience peace that passes all understanding.
January 22, 2022
Is God really in control?
Control. Everybody wants it! Why? Only God has the power and authority to use for all our good.
January 16, 2022
Assurance for Difficult Days
With each new year we hope for the best but often end up disappointed. This year let’s plan for a better result with the Lord.
January 08, 2022
Making a Fresh Start in 2022
Fresh starts begin and end by putting on the new man created according to God.
January 02, 2022
An Invitation to Hopeful Living
The gospel of Jesus Christ has arrived for living in this present age.
December 25, 2021
A Psalm for Advent
The 97th Psalm gives us reason to celebrate. Why? Because the Lord reigns
December 18, 2021
What is Advent?
Advent has begun. Many people still have questions as to what it is and why we should celebrate it. Let’s dig in and begin to learn more about Advent.
December 12, 2021
God is still speaking
The warnings of Hebrews attempt to address the spiritual erosion of believers. Those warnings are still needed today.
December 04, 2021
Making the Right Choice
When we say yes to one thing we simultaneously are saying no to its alternative. It’s important to make the right choice.
November 27, 2021
A Call to Maturity
Faith and growth work together to develop spiritual maturity which is critical and moving God’s kingdom forward.
November 20, 2021
The Danger of Spiritual Immaturity
Let’s stop going over the basics of Christianity again and again. It’s time to grow up!
November 13, 2021
The Danger of Unbelief
Unbelief is not a misfortune to be pitied. It is a sin to be deployed. It sinfulness lies in the fact that it contradicts the one true God.
November 06, 2021
The Danger of Neglect
Neglect is the state being uncared for. What is lacking care in your spiritual life?
October 30, 2021
Time for Analysis
The epistle of Hebrews includes warnings to help us see potential threats to our spiritual well being.
October 23, 2021
God is Speaking
Be assured, God continues to speak today! What hinders us from hearing?
October 17, 2021
Spiritual Warnings for 21st Century Living
Stranger danger! There are many opportunities to read the warnings around us. Especially the spiritual warnings that have eternal consequences.
October 10, 2021
Following God’s will
We must desire to know God’s will, understand God’s will, but most importantly, we must be willing to follow God’s will. Are you willing?
October 03, 2021
Seeking God’s Will
Seek and you will find the answers for your life in the will of God.
September 26, 2021
Who is God?
Who is God and how do you describe Him to others?
September 19, 2021
The Path to knowing God’s will
Knowing God’s will is the subject of theologians and teaches. Why? Because it’s important for living today and eternity tomorrow.
September 12, 2021
Knowing God’s will
Understanding God‘s will is critical for navigating 21st century successfully.
September 05, 2021
Spiritual Discernment: Then you will know
Spiritual discernment is not only what you choose but how are you choose. How do you increase spiritual discernment?
August 29, 2021
Spiritual Discernment: A Special Request
The ability to understand and interpret truth is a special skill possible only through the presence of the Holy Spirit and God‘s Word.
August 22, 2021
Spiritual Discernment: God’s Truth and Discernment
Learn to spot the genuine—-use God’s Word and His Holy Spirit to detect counterfeits.
August 14, 2021
Spiritual discernment: What is it?
Discernment is the ability to understand, interpret, and apply truth skillfully. How is spiritual discernment different?
August 07, 2021
Spiritual Discernment: Our error detection system
Discernment involves the process of keen insight and good judgment. With spiritual discernment we have that and much more.
July 24, 2021
I am an overcomer!
Our identity as an overcomer is connected to the greatest Victor of all, Jesus Christ.
July 18, 2021
Heirs, Joint Heirs, and Overcomers
If we are in Christ, then we are heirs and joint heirs to all the riches of heaven and earth.
July 11, 2021
Victorious Living: Living in God’s Purpose
Victorious living begins and ends with glorifying God with our lives.
July 04, 2021
Victorious Living: The Reality of Kingdom Living
Kingdom living is more than a future hope. It’s a present reality.
June 27, 2021
Victorious Living: Connecting with our Identity
Identity is the condition of being a specific person or thing. We can live victorious by claiming our true identity in Christ.
June 19, 2021
Day of Giving Match Challenge
June is a great time to sow a seed into In the Word Ministries. Contribute at today.
June 13, 2021
Victorious Living: Our Identity
Once we fully grasp our identity in Christ we can begin to live victoriously, receiving all the fullness of God.
June 13, 2021
Victorious Living; Desperately seeking Contentment
Contentment is better than happiness. Especially when its satisfaction is in the Lord.
June 06, 2021
Victorious Living: Confidence in God
Victorious living begins with putting our trust in the Maker and Creator of life.
May 30, 2021
The Extraordinary Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not a mystical power. He is not a ghost. He is a person. He is an extraordinary supernatural power of God available to everyone who believes.
May 23, 2021
Victorious Living
Victorious living is emotional confidence and spiritual contentment found by living in the reality and purpose of God.
May 16, 2021
Begin with the End in Mind
Before the foundation of the world, God had a specific and in mind. This includes a specific purpose for your life.
May 09, 2021
An Irrevocable Inheritance
Our inheritance in Christ is part of God’s predestined purpose and plan—He’s waiting for us to claim it!
May 02, 2021
The Boundless gift of Grace
Grace is more than sufficient. Grace will give you the victory.
April 25, 2021
An Invitation to Hear
Obedience should flow from a heart that hears God.
April 18, 2021
The Season of Easter: In Christ
Easter is not something we can capture in a single day. It is a season to explore the wonderful mystery of resurrection.
April 11, 2021
Can I get a witness? The reality of the resurrection
Christ has risen! What now?
April 04, 2021
Carrying the cross of Jesus
What does carrying the cross of Jesus mean to you?
March 28, 2021
The Reality of God
God is our present reality, unfailing, and unmovable reality.
March 21, 2021
Perfecting Holiness
Holiness is not perfection but it is an expectation.
March 14, 2021
Lord, give us the courage to confess knowing You will do the rest. AMEN
March 07, 2021
Our Sinless Savior
How does one reconcile Christ’s deity with His humanity? God included the how in His plan of salvation.
February 28, 2021
The Season of Lent: Partakers of Flesh and Blood
Lent is a season of preparation and sacrifice helping us understand what it means to be Christ’s disciples.
February 21, 2021
Redeeming the Time: Finding Faith
In redeeming our time, are we exchanging it for something of value? Something of eternal value to God and for kingdom building?
February 14, 2021
Redeeming the Time: Appreciative Living
Appreciative living Is an expression of gratitude from for where we are right now.
February 07, 2021
Redeeming the Time: Don’t Squander the Day
Time is some thing all living creatures share. It’s both elusive yet well within our control.
January 31, 2021
Redeeming the Time: The Challenge
Paul invites us who live in the 21st-century to make wise and sacred use of every opportunity to do good in a hostile and pagan world.
January 24, 2021
Spiritual Blessings for Victorious Living: To the praise of God’s glorious grace
God has given us everything we need through his glorious grace.
January 17, 2021
Spiritual Blessings for a Victorious Living; In Christ
Victorious living doesn’t begin with church membership and good works and begins with understanding our spiritual blessings in Christ.
January 10, 2021
Practicing the Presence of God, Part 2
And practicing the presence of God our goal is to live in unbroken communications with Him.
January 03, 2021
Practicing the Presence of God, Part 1
What exactly is meant by the phrase, “practicing the presence of God?”
December 27, 2020
Advent 2020: Our Lord’s Coming
The fulness and understanding of Advent is found inn the realization the Jesus has come, Jesus is still coming, and Jesus will come.
December 20, 2020
Advent 2020: The Justice of God
God justice reflects who He is. In our frailty, we cannot dictate what it should look like—we simply plead the blood of Jesus.
December 13, 2020
Advent 2020: The Secret of the Secret Place
Do you feel disconnected from God? Jesus gives us the secret to finding God where He’s waiting for you– – in the secret place.
December 06, 2020
Advent 2020: Walking in the Light
Tap into the power and light that comes with the season of Advent—the glory of God in the face of Jesus.
November 29, 2020
How are you using your access?
Believers have access by one spirit to the Father. Are you using your access wisely?
November 22, 2020
Are we ready for revival? Part 2
Revival begins with CPR-confession, prayer, and repentance
November 15, 2020
Are we ready for revival? Part 1
We are towed to guard our hearts with all diligence. We begin the process by reviving our hearts.
November 08, 2020
Partakers of the Divine Nature
Once we become believers in Christ we take on the nature of our Lord and Savior. This includes great and precious promises.
November 01, 2020
Our Lord is Near
God’s promises are not uncertain but eternally true. He promises to always be present with us.
October 25, 2020
Divine Transformation
To be divinely transformed your must begin with intentionality and commitment to put first things first.
October 18, 2020
Anticipating Jesus
Are you looking forward with great joy the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
October 11, 2020
Loosed Sheep
We are like sheep going astray. It is good to know the Good Shepherd to keep us safe and secure.!
October 04, 2020
Our Dwelling Place
Where do you go for protection, sustenance, and stability?
September 27, 2020
The Dreamcatcher
True protection comes from the ever present, all powerful God—He will keep and preserve.
September 20, 2020
How am I to live in this crazy and chaotic world? Have your mind ready for action and relying on the revelation of Christ.
September 13, 2020
Traveling to Unfamiliar Places
Sometimes God will takes us to places that cause us to walk by faith and not by sight
September 05, 2020
Are you looking for access to the better things in life? Search no further!
August 30, 2020
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses but we will REMEMBER the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
August 22, 2020
Extending brotherly love
Brotherly love makes it possible to love people even when they are brutish and distasteful. We still love them for Jesus sake
August 15, 2020
The Power of Relationship
If two is better than one, what can we do to improve our situation? Discover the power of relationship.
August 08, 2020
Cultivating Cheerfulness
A merry heart is good medicine. Did you take your medicine today?
August 01, 2020
Nurturing Gratitude
Society has grown lax in expressing gratitude. This requires an intentional effort on our part to properly respond to God’s goodness.
July 25, 2020
Gratitude Power
To express gratitude may seem like a silly response to our current circumstances but when we do, things begin to change—for the better.
July 11, 2020
The Days of Noah 2020
Are we living in similar times as Noah? What are the warnings we are seeing today?
June 26, 2020
Courage for 21st century living
Courage has been described as the quality to face difficulty yet show bravery. What exactly does that look like living in this new age of challenges and change?
June 13, 2020
How are you?
How are you during everything that’s happening in our world?
May 31, 2020
God’s care during Covid
Cast your cares on the Lord is a requirement in the midst of Covid—God is the only one who can do something about it!
May 23, 2020
Mental and Emotional Health during COVID-19
Mental health during and after COVID-19 is the new crisis we must begin to address for all people—even the people of God.
May 16, 2020
Shelter in Place: Fear or Panic?
What feeds your emotions during COVID-19? Fear or panic? Let God fight your battle!
May 02, 2020
Shelter in Place: Just Ask
With these three questions begin to understand what God may be asking you during SIP
April 25, 2020
Shelter in Place, Part 1
What do you do when you’re sequestered at home as a result of the COVID-19 virus? Learn about God’s faithfulness
April 18, 2020
What a difference a week makes!
From tears to cheers as we see God move on behalf of His people
April 11, 2020
Approaching the Holiness of God, Part 2
God is not the “man upstairs “ but the Creator of the Universe. Let us serve Him with fear and trembling
April 04, 2020
Approaching the Holiness of God, Part 1
What is the proper response In approaching the holiness of God?
March 21, 2020
Making Christianity Attractive
Add scripture reading and journaling to your daily devotions to give it new life and meaning
March 14, 2020
The Voice of the Good Shepherd
Followers of Christ know His voice. Do you hear Him calling.
March 06, 2020
Where’s Your Bible?
Where do you keep your bible? How important is it to you?
February 21, 2020
The God I AM-What’s in a Name
Jesus’ claims as IAM came as proof of His position as God. Get to know the God I AM
February 14, 2020
Losing Your Mind
See how losing your mind can change your life,
January 31, 2020
New Beginnings, Part 2
If we have new beginnings, why are we in the same old rut. Time for walking in your new position.
January 18, 2020
New Beginnings, Part 1
Each New Year is the opportunity for a new beginning.
January 11, 2020
A Confession of Confidence
How do you respond to crisis in your life? Do you run for cover or confidently confess your trust in God?
January 04, 2020
An Advent Reading: A Conspiracy of Encouragement
The best way to receive encouragement is to give it away.
December 28, 2019
An Advent Reading: The Worry Monster
Don’t let worry steal your joy—especially this Christmas
December 20, 2019
An Advent Reading: Sacred Rest
The holidays can make us weary and in need of God’s gift of rest
December 14, 2019
It’s All in the House
Shopping the Black Friday may not give you and others everything they really want.
November 29, 2019
Blue Tassels
It’s not easy to live in the world and not be of the world . What are your “blue tassels” that help you to walk confidently in the Lord?
November 22, 2019
Take Time to Praise
God loves to hear our praise. Who would be guilty of the folly of withholding praise—even for a moment?
November 08, 2019
The Importance of Praise
Sometimes we may no feel like giving God praise—-get in His Presence—you’ll soon feel differently
November 01, 2019
Creating Dynamic Worship
If we look into the Throne room of God, we can see what dynamic worship should look on earth.
October 25, 2019
Returning to our First Love, Part 2
Returning to our first love is characterized by an awareness of our current position and strategies to return.
October 11, 2019
Returning to our First Love, Part 1
If Christ were to come back today, What would he say about your love for Him?
October 04, 2019
Press In
There may be seasons in your life when it is extremely difficult to hear God’s voice. Those are the times when we need to “press in.”
September 26, 2019
The Joy of Fellowship
Fellowship has been described as the sharing of experiences with like-minded people. Through fellowship with Jesus Christ we are able to experience God’s heart and mind
September 20, 2019
Identification with Christ
By identifying with Christ, we begin to shed ourselves of the earthly entrapment s that compete for God’s love and affection.
September 13, 2019
Identity Crisis, Part 2
Christ has left us the perfect example of how we are to maintain and protect our spiritual identity.
August 30, 2019
Identity Crisis, Part 1
Our identity is secure in Christ Jesus—our wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.
August 23, 2019
Identity Theft
Your spiritual identity is as important as your knowledge of God. Find out why.
August 16, 2019
The Theology of Suffering, Part 2
Can any good come from suffering?
August 09, 2019
The Theology of Suffering, Part 1
Where is God in our suffering? Where He’s always been!
July 26, 2019
The Paradox of Suffering
We have much to learn about suffering. A place to start is understanding the benefits to you and for God.
July 19, 2019
Faith to Persevere: The Application
Faith to Persevere requires more than “stick-to-it-ness”. It requires seeing with spiritual eyes.
July 12, 2019
Faith to Persevere
Faith that perseveres single-mindedly looks to the future with an eye on the Provider who is the giver of great and precious promises.
July 05, 2019
Power to Persevere
What areas in your spiritual growth do you need more power to persevere?
June 28, 2019
Why do you follow Christ?
Why do you follow Christ? Is it for Him or what He had to offer?
June 21, 2019
Why people don’t read the Bible,, Part 3
What are common misunderstandings people have about the Bible?
June 14, 2019
Why People Don’t Read the Bible, Part 2
People fail to read the Bible because of lies intentionally created to deceive them.
June 07, 2019
Why people don’t read the Bible, Part 1
Why don’t people read the Bible? It’s usually because of myths, lies, and misunderstandings they believe.
May 18, 2019
Kingdom Living, Part 2
Kingdom living requires us to model ourselves after our King—Jesus Christ.
May 05, 2019
Kingdom Living, Part 1
Kingdom living is more than a destination—it is a way of living.
April 27, 2019
View from the End of the Rope
Ask yourself why are you at the end of the rope?
April 20, 2019
You Know Better
Is there an area in your life where Satan has established a spiritual strongholds and has stopped you from walking in the fullness of God? It’s time to walk in the knowledge that “you know better”!
April 13, 2019
Spiritual Failures
Spiritual failures are not the end of our story—it’s the beginning in knowing who and whose we are.
April 05, 2019
Home Sweet Home
Don’t be enamored with the world to the point that you become fearful of leaving here. As a believer, remember home sweet home is in heaven!
March 29, 2019
God’s Spiritual Discipline
When was the last time you asked God to discipline you?
March 22, 2019
When God closes doors
We ask influential people to open doors on our behalf. Are we, in like manner, willing to trust God to close doors?
March 15, 2019
You are what you wear
Are you wearing the right clothing as a believer? Not the outer clothing but the spiritual garments needed to walk victoriously.
March 08, 2019
Guard Your Heart
Guarding your heart begins with understanding how vulnerable it is to the world’s influence and Satan. It’s up to us to guard our heart!
March 02, 2019
You Deserve a Break Today
Is your plate running over with things to do? Are you drowning in a sea of tasks that have no end? Then you too deserve a break today.
February 24, 2019
Praise is What We Do! Pt. 3
Find it difficult to praise God during difficult times? See why it’s so important to exchange that spirit of heaviness for a garment of praise.
February 16, 2019
Praise is What We Do, Pt. 2
Where does praise come from? What is its source? Where does it begin? Examine the source of our praise.
February 08, 2019
Praise is What We Do! Pt. 1
Why do you praise God? For His deliverance, for His provision or His love. Regardless your reason, God is worthy of our praise.
February 02, 2019
Thank God for His Faithfulness
God‘s faithfulness is the reason we can place our trust and confidence in Him. Even when we are unfaithful, God remains faithful to us.
January 25, 2019
The God Who Keeps
God’s promise to keep us in His reach gives us blessed assurance that cannot be matched.
January 18, 2019
The Character of Obedience
In a world where defiance and non-compliance is encouraged and revered, Jesus Christ offers a different model for living.
January 12, 2019
A New View of Obedience
Obedience is relational and worthy of a new definition.
January 04, 2019
After Christmas
When the tree and trimmings come down, when the gift giving ceases. What will you do with Christmas?
December 28, 2018
Where did that come from?
Thoughts that come from nowhere really come from somewhere and that somewhere is Satan . Learn to re-frame your thoughts with God‘s word.
December 21, 2018
Recapturing Our Thoughts
Who really is directing your actions? The world, your flesh, or Satan
November 29, 2018
The Power of Proclamation
What is your proclamation?
November 22, 2018
The Things We Lost
What have you lost in your relationship with God?
November 16, 2018
The Silence of God
The silence of God is not indifferences . He sees and hears all and His justice will be administered.
November 09, 2018
Blameless in Kansas City
What does it mean to be blameless?
November 02, 2018
October 26, 2018
Let Go the Ego
October 20, 2018
Word Identity
October 12, 2018
September 21, 2018
Numbering Our Days Since 9/11
September 13, 2018
Power to Persevere
August 31, 2018
Encouragement in the Gloom
August 24, 2018
God is Still Doing Wonders
August 17, 2018
God Speaks
August 03, 2018
Great & Precious Gifts
July 26, 2018
Developing Repentant Hearts
July 10, 2018
Knowledge of God
July 02, 2018
Are you an Overcomer?
June 13, 2018
Weak Things
June 05, 2018
The Paths of God
May 29, 2018
Seeking and Finding God
May 21, 2018
In God's Presence
April 30, 2018
What Happened?
April 23, 2018
Taste and Experience God
April 17, 2018
God's Presence
April 07, 2018