Taking Your Life to the Next Level

August 23rd, 2019

The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19

1. KNOW THAT GOD WILL EQUIP YOU. I so appreciate the animal kingdom – God designed certain animals’ hooves to have the dexterity to scale sharp and craggy mountainsides and almost vertical landscapes. Habakkuk, an Old Testament prophet, concluded that just like some animals have feet made for climbing, God makes our feet ready for our jobs. It reminds me of the equipping God gives the church – whatever God has called us to, He has also equipped us with all we need to do His will.

Now may the God of peace . . . equip you with all you need for doing his will. Hebrews 13:20-21a NLT

2. STEP OUT IN FAITH. Taking your life to the next level requires a willingness to break out and get unstuck from where you are now. When God calls us, He doesn’t always give us all the details. Abraham obeyed God, “not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). When you know how trustworthy God is and how He always equips you for what He’s calling you to do, you will discover how exciting it can be to walk by faith and let Him lead you!

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

3. LET GO OF UNFORGIVENESS. I’ve noticed something about unforgiveness and bitterness: They keep us stuck. Part of the breakthrough to the next level involves letting go of encumbrances or sins. That’s why we must be quick to repent, quick to forgive and quick to ask for forgiveness. On the other side of this preparation, of this step of faith, of this forgiveness is amazing breakthrough.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

I’m taking my life to the next level. I’m having a breaking out. A letting go. A stepping up. I’m allowing things to unfold at God’s pace, in His ways, by His timing. I’m trusting God for breakthrough: breakthrough in my life, my family, in our church, in our community, in the United States of America, and in the nations. In Jesus’ name, amen.

e·quip, verb
To provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose. To provide with abilities or understanding.

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God’s Abundance Is for You

August 16th, 2019

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:8

1. REALIZE GOD’S WILLINGNESS. God is always pouring out grace and abundance to His people and His nature doesn’t change—what He told the Early Church stands true for His Church today. He delights in your prosperity (Psalm 35:27). Spend some time studying the Word of God to better understand the One we are called to cast our cares upon and the Father who has provision and sufficiency for every situation.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. Ephesians 3:20

2. RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE. God is more than enough for any lack in your life. As we study God’s Word, the Scriptures break us out of any ruts and advance us in God’s strength and sufficiency. He has designed us to be fruitful, to have miracles surround us, and to fulfill His plan for the earth.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

3. RUN FORWARD. God is urging us forward. God’s prosperity is your ability to address and meet the need of any human condition. This expands beyond the monetary and into every aspect of your person so that you have everything you need to spiritually, mentally, and physically help those whom God has called you to reach.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, fill me with the Holy Spirit. Fill my thinking with Your Word. Create in me a fervency to walk with You. Steer my heart away from temptation and evil. Order my steps. I trust You for abundance and Your mighty provision. Thank You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

a·bound, verb
To be plentiful; exist in large numbers or amounts. To have plenty; be filled; be wealthy (in) or teem (with).

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The Road to Breakthrough

August 9th, 2019

Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them. But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.) So he got up and went. Acts 8:4-5, Acts 8:8:26-27a

1. UTILIZE UNEXPECTED DETOURS. In Acts 8 the early Christians were scattered all over because of persecution by Saul, but they kept preaching the Word. God sent one of them, Philip, on a desert road where he encountered a court official from Ethiopia. This man was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah. He asked Philip what it meant and then, after learning about Jesus, he was saved and baptized! What felt like a disruption and a detour actually became the breakthrough to reach other continents with the message of Jesus.

2. PREPARE ON THE WAY. I’ve learned that the in-between moments, when you’re on the road to a destination, may feel like a waste of time. But if you keep yourself encouraged and stay ready, these moments can actually be pivotal times, transitional moments that get us prepared for the next thing. They can be times when we learn to listen to and obey God’s voice. They can also be moments that produce great fruit and bring change to entire nations.

3. LISTEN FOR GOD’S DIRECTION. The great encouragers of my life are men and women who have walked through difficulties and kept their eyes on God and their hearts open to what He was saying. Let’s not allow anything to hinder our ability to hear from Him — let’s repent, keep our hearts right, stay humble, and forgive each other. It’s inevitable we’re going to have challenges, but if we stay ready and all in like Philip, we can and will experience breakthrough!

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, I thank You that this is a year of breakthrough. I don’t compare myself with others but I move forward into what You have for me. I repent for any sin in my life and I forgive anyone who has offended me. “One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13b-14). Amen!

break·through, noun
An instance of achieving success in a particular sphere or activity. A sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development and benefits.

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Called to Pray

August 2nd, 2019

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

1. PRAY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. God wants us to pray to Him regardless of how we feel. He hears our prayers whether we’re really enthusiastic or feeling flat. When Jeremiah prophesied to the people of Israel that God’s mercy is new every morning, it was to help them know that God wanted them to move forward and get unstuck. Thousands of years later, I have found this verse to be a great help when I have lapsed into self-pity or when I feel numb. God’s mercies are still new for us today!

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

2. PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE. Jesus is worthy of all our focus and our praise. There is no other religion where the leader was nailed to a cross and with His last breath said, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:34). The reverberation of His forgiveness echoes throughout the generations. Jesus said that the Church is to be “a house of prayer for all the nations” (Mark 11:17). He has called us to pray for all people, reaching those who don’t yet know Him, and to specifically pray for leaders and those in authority.

3. PRAY AT ALL TIMES. When you and I pray, things change. When Jesus was on earth, He told His disciples “that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Over 2,000 years later, Jesus is still inviting us to spend time in His presence. Go into your prayer closet and seek God. Pray for the entire population of the planet when you are in the car. When you’re watching the news on TV, pray about it. Go on a walk and pray in the Spirit. Come to church and get in faith with other people – God has called us to a lifestyle of prayer.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, one day in Your presence is better than one thousand anywhere else. I repent for my sin – forgive me. Thank You that You have wiped out my sins. Thank You that the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:16). And thank You, God, that You hear and answer my prayers. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

Prayer noun
In worship, a solemn address to the Supreme Being, consisting of adoration, or an expression of our sense of God’s glorious perfections, confession of our sins, supplication for mercy and forgiveness, intercession for blessings on others, and thanksgiving, or an expression of gratitude to God for His mercies and benefits.

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The Hope of Your Calling

July 26th, 2019

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13-14

1. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. You and I are God’s idea. He wanted to create us in His image and give us dominion and identity and purpose (Genesis 1:26). Then when Adam and Eve failed, God had a plan to undo what Adam did by sending Jesus. Where Adam failed, Jesus succeeded. What Adam lost, Jesus restored.

2. YOUR BELIEFS MATTER. The Bible says that “he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6b). Believing is a big deal. It means to live and exist in accordance with God, where your actions align with God’s viewpoint.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8

3. YOUR FOLLOW-THROUGH MATTERS. God has delegated His authority to us. When we meditate on God’s Word, faith rises in our hearts (Romans 10:17). We’re just people, and yet we’re called to be ambassadors for Christ. God wants us to walk with Him, listen to His heartbeat through the Scriptures, and follow through with corresponding action. When you pray, mountains will move; when you preach, signs and wonders will follow and people will get saved; when you give, you will reap a harvest.

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER (Based on Ephesians 1:17-19):
God, I pray that You will give to me a spirit of wisdom and revelation into the knowledge of You. I ask that the eyes of my understanding may be enlightened that I may know the hope of my calling and the riches of the glory of the inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power towards those who believe. Thank You, Jesus. I love You!

hope, noun
Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good . . . A belief that it is obtainable.

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Three Ways to Resist Temptation

July 19th, 2019

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8

1. RECOGNIZE YOUR NEED FOR JESUS. We all need Jesus. We all have sinned. When Jesus bore our sins on the Cross, the devil thought he had won by killing Jesus. But God, in His infinite wisdom, worked a miracle and reconciled the world to Himself through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:19). Today God is still taking what the devil meant for harm and turning it around for good!

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

2. RUN TO GOD. One millisecond in the presence of the Lord is better than anything. At one time, the devil, who is the father of lies, led worship in heaven. But eventually he began to question why he himself was not the one being worshiped (Isaiah 14:13), and he fell from heaven. He still whispers his seductive lie to humanity – from Eve to Jesus – telling us that we don’t need God’s presence, that we have power and glory on our own. That’s why we must go to the truth to get free, and just as Jesus resisted the devil by speaking God’s Word we too can resist the temptation of the devil’s lies (Matthew 4).

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

3. RECEIVE GOD’S HELP. Jesus came to give life and give it more abundantly. But, because God gave us free will, it’s essential that we receive it. It’s the kindness of God that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). If you are being seduced by the devil’s lies and are numbed out; if you are battling discouragement or temptation – resist it and run to the Lord. He will help you to go forward in His strength and power. When Jesus comes into your life He makes you a brand new creation. He’ll take your numbed-out hard heart and give you a heart that is tender toward Him.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION:
I taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8). I submit to God and resist the devil and he flees from me (James 4:7). The name of the Lord is a strong tower – I run into it and am saved (Proverbs 18:10). I am not conformed to this world but I go to the Word and am transformed by the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:2). Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs me in the way (Psalm 25:8).

re·sist, verb
To take action in opposition to. To take action to defeat or thwart. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand. To keep from giving in to.

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Get Your Hope Refreshed

July 12th, 2019

We have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men . . . 1 Timothy 4:10b

1. REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR. When someone loses hope, it’s hard to move forward and grow. Life’s pressures can distract us from the sweetness of knowing Jesus. That’s why we must resist stagnancy by keeping our eyes on Jesus and remembering our Creator (Ecclesiastes 12:1). In the busyness of life, carve out moments to take a deep breath and remember God’s goodness, His power, and His daily presence. He has created you in Christ for good works! (Ephesians 2:10)

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32

2. READ THE WORD. In a world of shifting sands and sliding tectonic plates, the Bible is a solid rock of truth that we can build our lives upon. The devil wants to steal our hope so that we live less than the person God created us to be. That’s why we must go to the Word and inventory God’s blessings and provisions for us. Every morning, get up and spend time with God. Read a devotional, memorize a verse, or read/listen to the Bible. Let the truth of God’s Word thunder in your spirit, crowd out apathy, and help you get on fire with God. His word is a lamp unto your feet and a light to your path! (Psalm 119:105)

3. REALIZE YOUR AUTHORITY. When Jesus rose from the dead, He gave us His authority to make a difference in the world. Every day we are called to take our stand and walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). With the weapons of faith and God’s Word, we can stop the plans of the devil. While you’re driving on the way to work, pray about things. Stand in faith for those around you. When you start to dream God’s dreams and pursue God’s purposes, life’s potentials will begin to burst forth in your life.

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us . . . (Ephesians 3:20)

The best is yet to come!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

re•fresh, verb
To restore strength and animation to: revive. To restore or maintain by renewing supply: replenish.

DAILY CONFESSION based on Ephesians 6:13-18
I put on every piece of God’s armor so I can resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then, after the battle, I will still be standing firm. I stand my ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, I put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that I will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, I hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. I put on salvation as my helmet and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. I pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. I stay alert and am persistent in my prayers for all believers everywhere.

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Free

July 5th, 2019

It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Galatians 5:1a

1. FREE FROM PRISON. Jesus came to set captives free (Luke 4:17-18). We can be free because of what happened on Calvary 2000 years ago when Jesus took the burden of our sin and laid down His life. A love like that can’t be earned; it just needs to be received.

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans He took such delight in making. Ephesians 1:7-9 The Message

2. FREE FROM FORMER LIMITS. When you realize how faithful God is and how much He cares about every detail of your life, you will no longer be controlled by fear and worry. You can be free to believe God for bigger things, knowing that He is an ever present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1). Trust Him for the miraculous. He will always see you through.

3. FREE TO SERVE. Jesus invaded this world’s fatal cycle of bondage and brought freedom to prisoners. And He didn’t stop there: He set us free so that we ourselves can be liberators (2 Corinthians 5:18). People all over the world need Jesus. There is salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12).

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
God, thank You for sending Jesus to set me free. I know He is Your Son and that He died for me and rose from the dead. Forgive me for all my sins. Jesus, I receive You right now, and I give my life to You. Amen

Free, verb
1. To let someone leave a prison or a place where they have been forced to stay.
2. To remove something unpleasant that affects someone or limits their behavior.
3. Free to make someone or something available to be used for something else.

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Keep Your Confidence in God

June 28th, 2019

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. Hebrews 10:35-36

1. GET FREE FROM THE PAST. We are not called to just survive, but to win. If you feel stuck and behind, don’t lose heart. God sent Jesus to strengthen you and free you. Take time to fortify what you believe by reading the Bible. Instead of speaking only what you may feel about yourself, speak out what God says about your life. Example: I am a new creation in Christ! The old things have passed away. New things have come.

Fight the good fight of faith. 1 Timothy 6:12a

2. TRUST GOD WITH THE PRESENT. The past is gone, we don’t have the future yet, but we do have today. Today God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Today God is faithful to you. Today you can reset, shake off any unbelief, and start relying on God. Example: This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians  6:9

3. LOOK TO THE END RESULT. Humanity is flawed and broken but, because of Jesus, we have reconciliation with God. We can look ahead to eternity because we know that we are just passing through this world. We also know that God promises we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13). Look to the harvest of souls and anticipate the fulfillment of God’s promises. His every word is true. Example: Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life! Even if I die, I live.

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER:
For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth (Psalm 71:5). For the Lord will be my confidence and will keep my foot from being caught (Proverbs 3:26).

con•fi•dence, noun
A belief or conviction that an outcome will be favorable. Belief in the certainty of something. Trust or faith in a person or thing. A trusting relationship.

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Run Your Race

June 21st, 2019

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NKJV

1. LAY IT DOWN. Every day, minute by minute, we can cast our cares on the Lord. If stuff has happened to discourage you, then enter into God’s presence with thanksgiving and watch Him lift your heart and head as you praise Him and lay down every weight.

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

2. STEP OUT. An amazing path lies before each of us and we are called to step out of the confines of fear and into a life of faith and love. Some of the great achievements that you and I are called to are rooted in a simple life of obedience and faith, keeping an attitude of thankfulness, and being quick to repent.

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9

3. RUN WITH ENDURANCE. We are made to be durable, to run this race, not just for a short time, but to bring glory and honor to Jesus our whole lives. Study and meditate on the Scriptures to get an awareness of your destiny and purpose so that you don’t miss out on a life of great fruitfulness.

Press On!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY CONFESSION:
You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory and the One who lifts my head (Psalm 3:3). I keep my confidence in God, which has great reward (Hebrews 10:35). I walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

en•dur•ance, noun
The ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue.

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