Thank you Lord, for the Victory you have secured for me and for showing me a more excellent way of living…not just for myself, but for those around me. Help me be kind to the poor…to give even when giving doesn’t make sense. Help me Lord to never forget those who have little and to do more than I am doing to help them. You said, joy is mine if I’m kind to the poor and you’ll rescue me when I’m in trouble. And you said, you’d even give me prosperity and rescue me from mine enemies…all because I’m kind to the poor. Pretty cool…and that’s why I love you so. You ask us to give even out of our lack and you in turn will give back to us, out of your abundance.
Lord, thank you for the Victory provided for me at the cross, I gratefully receive it by faith. (Note: these “I Declare” devotions are meant to be proclaimed out loud, as part of your personal daily devotions
Psalms 41 (NLT) Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. 2 The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies. 3 The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. 4 “O Lord,” I prayed, “have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you.” 5 But my enemies say nothing but evil about me. “How soon will he die and be forgotten?” they ask. 6 They visit me as if they were my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere. 7 All who hate me whisper about me, imagining the worst. 8 “He has some fatal disease,” they say. “He will never get out of that bed!” 9 Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me. 10 Lord, have mercy on me. Make me well again, so I can pay them back! 11 I know you are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemies triumph over me. 12 You have preserved my life because I am innocent; you have brought me into your presence forever. 13 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen!