On-line Interactive Devotional

March 7: GO AHEAD!


“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.'” (Numbers 13:30)

1. Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I have the attitude of an achiever, the will of a winner, and the heart of a hero! Because God has not given me a spirit of fear, I am eager to encounter the events of this day, energized by my expectancy for the exceptional. Because God is able, I am able!

2. Today I will give a good report as Joshua and Caleb did. Whatever obstacle lies ahead of me in today’s path, my constant confession will be that I am “well able to overcome it.” There is a miracle in my mouth . . . victory in my voice . . . winning in my words . . . success in my speech . . . creativity in my conversation . . . triumph in my talk!

3. Today I will not be persuaded or influenced by the negative people surrounding me, who have no vision or desire for taking the Promised Land — I am of a different spirit! Regardless of what is said in my presence today, I will not allow myself to forget who I am, or what I am called to do. I will go ahead and conquer, even if I have to go alone.

4. Today I will seize the moment (“let us go up AT ONCE . . .” – Numbers 13:30) and make the most of the obvious opportunities ordinarily overlooked by those who are paralyzed by procrastination. When the right door opens for me in the right way, I will be in the right frame of mind to enter it at the right time!

5. Today I will recognize confirmation when I see it, and will have the confidence to act on it, carefully, yet courageously. The Christ in me causes me to be a mover and a shaker . . . a possessor of the promises.

6. Today I will dare to do what has not been done, disregarding the danger, and directing my drive toward taking dominion! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, because greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world!

7. Today I will go ahead and do what I can to help facilitate the fulfillment of God’s faithfulness to me, inhabiting the land, even if there are giants currently in it. Today I am equipped for every enterprise, and today I will live in the now!


Father, give me the courage today to move forward in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

March 7, 2009 - Posted by | A YEAR IN THE NOW, Bishop Jim Earl Swilley, Books by Bishop Jim Swilley, Devotional, Jim Earl Swilley, Moving forward | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Is it just my computer or is everything sort of running on top of each other hear.
    To modify a saying we have at work, it looks like we’re trying to put about 10 gallons of good information into about a 5 gallon bucket.

    Comment by Donald Cofield | March 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. …running on top of each other “hear”?
    maybe that should be “here”.

    Comment by Donald Cofield | March 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. Honestly though, other than a smart remark and improper use of a homonym (comment #1), the post is a powerful and needed word.

    Comment by Donald Cofield | March 8, 2009 | Reply

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