Monday Meditation

A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity. Prov. 17:17 (NRSV) Relationships can be challenging at times. There will be seasons when close relationships are tested by conflict, misunderstandings, and challenges. A true connection can weather these storms and come through them stronger than before. Don’t let hardship tear down your relationships with others. Be willing to build and grow in your relationships. Don’t seek perfection in others over peace with them.

Let patience, grace and forgiveness be the glue that bonds you together. Allow the unconditional love of God be the sealant that keeps you committed. Cherish those whom God has placed in your life. Be the friend that you desire and appreciate the ones you have. Be willing to step out and establish new connections. Be filled with God’s love and let it flow through you to love others. Push beyond your protective barriers to allow yourself to authentically establish friendships and relationships that go beyond the surface. God has placed a valuable gift inside of you to share with others. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Eph. 2:10 (NRSV) God has specially handcrafted you according to His will and purpose for your life. He is not winging it or making it up as He goes along. He has a divine path uniquely designed for you. If you ever have any doubts regarding who you are and what you should be doing, I encourage you to seek God’s face for answers, guidance and direction. When you are criticized or misjudged by others, remember they didn’t make you, so their opinion shouldn’t shake you. Don’t let those who didn’t build you try to break you. If you get off track, trust him to gently guide you back on the right path. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 (NIV) After Jesus was criticized for eating with tax collectors and sinners, He educates His accusers of His purpose of saving the loss. Why would He avoid the very people He came to save? It is very easy for us to get comfortable in our churches and amongst our friends who are fellow believers, but reaching the masses calls for us to move beyond our comfort zone. How will the darkness ever be changed without being exposed to the light? With love, not judgement we must be light in the midst of darkness. Remember God calls us unto Himself and then unto the world to draw others to Him. Go be the light! Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:3-4 (NRSV) If we are honest, there are many times in our life when we face situations that genuinely make us afraid. When fear rises, we have to know what to do with it. Ignoring it and acting like it does not exist will not make it go away. Identifying it and choosing not to surrender to it will help us walk in victory. You have three choices when faced with fear; You can let it paralyze you, put you on the run or stand firm in God and allow Him to fight your battles. God will save you. With Him protecting you, what can anything or anyone do against you. No will plans will prosper, as long as you keep your faith in God. Wherever you are and wherever you find yourself, if God be with you who can be against you. God will cause you to soar above your enemies. He will thwart the plans of the enemy and will keep you in every circumstance. The next time fear knocks on your door, step aside and let God answer it. Stay strong. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

He rescued us from so great a threat of death, and will continue to rescue us. On Him we have set our hope. And He will again rescue us [from danger and draw us near]. 2 Cor. 1:10 (Amp.) You know what God can do for you by remembering what God has done for you. When you face obstacles, reflect on God’s track record in your life. Believe that if He did it before He can and will do it again. Let your faith be anchored in Him no matter what comes your way. Trust God to deliver you and preserve your life. You are still here today because God has kept you. He has protected, guarded and sustained you. He is your deliverer and answers your spoken and unspoken prayers. Your future is orchestrated by Him and all that He has planned and desired for you will come to pass. Do not fret or become distracted by the intimidation of the enemy. God will guard you and fight your battle. You will not be devoured, conquered or destroyed. Every plan of the enemy will be shattered. God will cover you and give you victory. Put your faith and trust in Him, remain prayerful, hold on to the promises of God and press forward. Place all your hope in Him. God’s got this. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving. Col. 4:2 (Amp) Have a steadfast and consistent prayer life. Be committed to seeking God’s face at all times. Center your mind and heart on Him. Thank God for the things that could’ve happened that He protected you from. Consider all that He has done in your life and the things you have today that you prayed for yesterday. Thank Him in advance for all that He is going to do. There is always a reason to give God praise. An attitude of gratitude inspires a prayer life seasoned with praise. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually. 1 Chron. 16:11 (NRSV) Sometimes when you are going through the storms of life you may feel depleted and tired. When you feel weary or weighed down remember God will carry you and all your burdens. Press your way into His presence by silencing all the background noise in your life and spending time with Him in prayer, worship and reading HIs word. Allow Him to refill and restore you. Whatever is trying to tear you down, God will use it to teach you how to trust Him even more. What was intended to break you, God will use it to build you. Press in and watch your pressure be lifted by the One who loves you the most. Don’t worry, God will empower you to continue to press on. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Intercessory Prayer

After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10 (NIV) Too often our prayers are self-centered. As you lift up your personal concerns, never forget the needs of others. Pray for everyone, not just those near and dear to your heart. Pray for those who’ve hurt or disappointed you. Pray for them like you would pray for yourself. As you lift up others in prayer God will answer your spoken and unspoken prayers. Attend to the needs of others and God is faithful to take care of you. God still answers prayers and miracles do happen. Always believe and continue to intercede. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon

Monday Meditation

Anchored Hope

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 NIV. Our hope in God and His faithfulness helps us to persevere in our darkest hours. A heart anchored in faith desires for others to share in the safety and security that keeps them steady during the storms of life. When we share the reason for our hope it is a witness to others of the hope that is available to them. Our testimony can encourage others. Share your faith journey with love in an effort to lead others to the One who loves us all. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon