LIVE TODAY IN ALL CAPS!

Psalms 51 verses 12-13 say that David has just blown it… He has sinned.  He has messed up BIG!  We see however that he is running back to God and this is his prayer…

“Father, Restore unto me the JOY of thy salvation” and then … ”I will teach transgressors thy way and then sinners will be converted into you.” 
NOTICE…When do they do this?  WHEN THE JOY OF THE LORD is RESTORED unto YOU!  THAT is WHEN YOU ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE for the Kingdom of God.

Now do you see why the enemy fights so hard to steal it?

Joy is Strength!

JOY is a TRUE Spiritual FORCE.

Nehemiah 8:10 SAYS…THE “JOY” of the LORD is your strength. When the enemy wants to pull you down he goes after your Joy first.

You might be saying, I hear you but man…I’ve got issues…my family has some issues. Listen, we ALL DO!  If you don’t think you have issues then “that’s your issue!”  I’m sharing that with a bit of sarcasm but actually that does seem to be “the issue” for some folks, they believe they are reaching perfection.

John 15:1  JESUS said: “I have told you this so that MY joy be in YOU and your JOY may be COMPLETE.  IN LIFE you will have good times and bad times.”  But then JESUS said…”I want my JOY (my strength) to be in you and your JOY to be complete.”

We don’t base our JOY on our circumstances WE base our JOY on the WORD OF GOD!


Hang on to your joy; don’t let the enemy or anyone steal it.  It’s the strength you need to be most effective and to finish your race with JOY.

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A LOVE Letter

Imagine the Lord saying this to you right now…

“I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, The First and The Last. I started all this and I’ll be the one to have the last word, you can count on that.

As in your life when trouble falls on you like rain, do not fret or have a care.   Remember I make rainbows from storms!  I make beauty from ashes!  I make what seems to be the end a fresh new start. Deep sorrow may last for a night but JOY comes in the morning!”

“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.”  Psalms 34:19

Each time! Every time!

So today…don’t be discouraged or down but hold your head high. Look around and see not only the physical blessings I’ve given you but the spiritual blessings as well.  You’re seated with Me in heavenly places.   I’ve given you all authority to overcome all evil. I’m with you and in you through the Holy Spirit. The same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead lives deeply and richly in you.

You are more than a conquer.  Don’t look back and panic.  I am the one who holds time together just as I hold you.

All good and perfect gifts come from Me and you will see that the greatest days are ahead. Keep planting, keep serving, forgive and forgive some more.  I’ll see to it that you reap a harvest of everything you could ever hope, imagine or dream. Oh yes! A truly grand place of MORE.

More peace!
More power!
More healing!
More hearing from Me in this very hour!

I will work with you to pour out my Spirit beyond measure.   People will run to be in My presence and leave changed…not just for a week or two but for a life time. The same goes for you…spending time with Me is the key to that place of intimacy. It’s where I’ll build you up and I’ll make sure your gift is in full operation. Make a determined purpose to know me and you will see that the greatest days are ahead for you.  In every action and in every day I’ll be with you telling you what to do. I’ll give you the Spirit of seeing and knowing. You will see it and then do it.   You will need to listen and it will take time to learn but be still because in that hour I will give you the power to fulfill all your dreams and desires as you delight in Me and walk out My will.

No demon can stand in the presence of the one who carries My name…JESUS! Speak the name Jesus, the name above all names.  Throughout your day then Listen and Obey!  And above all love.

Love, love, love it’s your best weapon against the enemy. It confuses his plan and no weapon formed against you will stand.   Yes you’re the head and not the tail you’re above and not beneath you’re the body of Christ moving and reigning! Preparing a way for Me!

Hurting? You need this!

Did it cut you to your core? Shatter your trust?

It’s bad enough that you were hurt—deeply—but what’s worse is that it lingers.

Perhaps you’ve found it harder to get up in the morning. Your smile has waned. It’s harder to laugh. The light in your eyes has dimmed. And, you find it harder to trust…anyone…

Friends and family have noticed. And you’ve heard their concerns.

“It seems like you’re not as happy as you used to be.”

“I’m worried about you.”

“We miss the old you.”

But you? You just wonder exactly how much longer it will hurt like this.

You’re not alone. I know because I have been there. No, I don’t pretend to know your exact circumstances. But if you’re anything like me—when you start thinking or talking about what caused your pain—you find that what has settled gets stirred to the top. And before you know it, it feels like it happened just yesterday.

Here’s how I get back on my feet. I hope it will help you.

1.) God is ever faithful. Man will Always let you down. God Never ever will. There are no perfect people. Keep your eyes on the One you CAN always trust: Jesus—the Author and Finisher of your faith. Hebrews 2:2 (The Message): Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

2.) My identity—and yours– is not found in others. Our identity can only be found in our Heavenly Father who calls you “beloved,” and loves you far more than you could ever wrap your mind around. Grab a Bible (the all-time best seller—there has to be something behind that my friend), and discover who you are in Christ. A few places to start are John 1:12; 1 Peter 2:5; and 1 Peter 2:9-10.

3.) Guard your heart. Even if you have been sorely wronged. The very issues of life flow out of your heart. That’s the way God created us. Cry out to Jesus…tell Him everything. Ask Him to cleanse your heart. And then—brace yourself, this is the hardest part—forgive. I’ll say it again: FORGIVE. Not for their sake but for yours. This is where healing begins. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV): Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Pray for those who hurt you. 

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~ JESUS (Luke 6:28)

4.) You and I will not be accountable to God for how they behaved. The onus is on them. I am only accountable for my heart toward them. As are you. Forgive. Release the hurt. Move on. Life is too short. Don’t waste it being hurt. I know it’s hard. Yet remember….

5.) God is your victorious Warrior, and He alone will have the final say. 2 Chronicles: 20:15b (NCV): The Lord says this to you: ‘Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of this large army. The battle is not your battle, it is God’s.

When one is hurt, sometimes the tendency is to run from the church. If you find yourself doing this, you’re running in the wrong direction. Make a U-turn, and join with fellow believers to further the cause of Christ. Give God a chance to turn your hurt into something beautiful. Your journey there—and back—will most assuredly be someone else’s answer to prayer. You’ll catch their glance, you’ll see the light in their eyes has dimmed, and you’ll know…

People don’t determine your destiny; God does. His plan for you is greater than any you could dream on your own. Every morning, when you put your feet to the floor, trust in him.

We Win. No Matter What!

We all need Victory in some area of our lives; God wants us to live a life of Victory.  Be encouraged today that we can’t have Victory without a few battles along the way, and we all have them.  You are not alone!  You may be in a battle right now at this very moment, hold your head high and declare these promises over your life and situation.  Remember the battle is not ours but the Lords and he is our Victorious warrior.  We are on the winning side.

The Lord your God is with you, the Victorious Mighty Warrior who saves.  He will take great delight in you; in his love he will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17

Proverbs 21:31 – The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but VICTORY rests with the Lord.

Deuteronomy 20:4 – For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and will give you VICTORY!

1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4 – For every child of God defeats this evil world and we achieve the VICTORY through our faith.

2 Corinthians 2:14 – In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual VICTORY parade.  Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ.  Everywhere we go, people breathe in the exquisite fragrance.

I’m praying 2016 is the year of Victory!  Not only for my family but yours, in every area that matters to you! God delights in every detail of our lives, be confident that everything that matters to you right now, matters to him. With him, we win!

When Running Is Easy.

A son in the Bible asked for his father’s inheritance early.  He more or less was saying, “I wish you were already dead, Dad.”

He took his inheritance, ran away and blew all the money.  Having nothing left, he ended up eating out of a trough with pigs.

That is when his “Aha moment” occurred.

He asked himself, “What am I doing here?” So he got up and went to his father.  He knew his father was good and knew his heart and character. This story goes on to say that the father was looking for his son from afar off. When he saw his son returning, he ran! He ran to his son grateful for his return.

Before a sincere apology or a long list of excuses, the father ran to his son because he was just thrilled his son had finally come home.

There is nothing like coming home.

“The father kissed him and welcomed him to all he had.”   Luke 11:32

A story that perfectly represents God’s love for you, friend.  That’s a Father’s Love!

He is looking for you right now.

Think outside the stained glass windows and Christian television preachers with slicked back hair with one hand on the Bible and one in your pocket.

You have a real Dad who adores you and loves you and knows everything about you and still says…

“I love you!”

You may go days without even thinking of God but there’s never a moment when He’s not thinking of you.

“My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.”  Psalms 139:17-18  

It’s hard to wrap our minds around a love like that.

Many of us have grown up with broken relationships with strained, absent or based on conditions with our earthly father.

God, our Heavenly Father, isn’t like that.

His love is unconditional.

Nothing can even separate you from the Father’s love.

None of these things:

“Not death or life, not angels nor demons, not our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”   Romans 8:38

Several times a day, I say out loud, “God loves me. My Father Loves Me. God is good to me. My Father is watching over me. God is for me and not against me.”

His arms are wide open waiting for you to run to him.  God knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is a loving Father who loves YOU the most.   

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1

The Best Gift

She was a joy!  She had a smile from ear to ear and oh how she loved  Jesus.  He was the reason her smile was always bigger than the state of Texas.

She stopped by the church on a Friday as I was working.  She drove by just to give me a hug and tell me how sorry she was for missing my father’s funeral.  I remember the day.  I remember that hug.

She was on the radio that coming Sunday.  I listened while I ironed my shirt for church.  She shared how sure she was that heaven had cotton candy clouds.  REAL clouds made of cotton candy.  I laughed, “Only Julie!” I thought.  I almost called to tell her that I loved her and to thank her again for stopping by the church on that Friday.  I wish I would have…because by the following Friday…she was gone.  I heard stories from friends on how people from all over rushed to the hospital to pray for her.  In the midst of the crowded hospital waiting room that day someone spoke up as friends and family had gathered saying, “Guys, you know Julie, if she gets one glimpse of Jesus she’s not coming back to us.”  He was right.

Hundreds of us gathered, not one empty seat, to celebrate her life.  It was truly something to hear the stories of how God was with us in the form of this friend we called “Julie.”  The day was bright and beautiful, a reflection of her, we released balloons as our final earthly good-bye.  It was so much a celebration!  It was the way she would have wanted it, the way she lived her life, one big “Celebration!”  I was so taken in by the moments there that I forgot to grieve, the reality of earth’s loss and heaven’s gain however hit me hard on the drive home.  I remember pulling over to the side of the road to let the tears flow, I cried buckets.  My love ran deep for this treasured friend.

Years later her name came up in conversation.  Amazing, how a comment from someone can actually take your breath away and make time stand still momentarily.  “KC, recently I was able to read some of Julie’s old prayer journals” she confided, “and your name is written everywhere.  She prayed for you KC.  She called on God many times for you.  She really loved you KC.”  My heart sunk, I had no words.

The Gift.

That day, knowing that Julie had prayed for me and knowing who I am now and remembering who I was, reflecting on her prayers, each one had come to pass.  I believe with all my heart our prayers are never wasted.  They are tangible, powerful, and life giving and those prayers last longer than we do.  They cover us, surround us, and continue on long after we leave this earth.  I’m the minister, father, husband that I am because of “the Gift”, the precious gift of an uttered prayer on my behalf.

So Julie, I don’t believe they have blogs in Heaven but THANK YOU!!  I have names in my journal who I’m speaking the Word over and crying out for them just as you did for me.  I love and miss you and all these years later, I am still beyond thankful for your gift.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”  James 5:16

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Soldier On

Friend, can I encourage you this morning that God has not left you?  Your Heavenly Father has not left you helpless or hopeless.

HE is with you…Right now.
HE adores you…At this very moment.
HE sings over you.
HE rests in His love for you.

As a follower of Jesus you and I have been well equipped to live a victorious life here on planet earth. We have been given the word of the living God. One day the heavens and earth will pass away but the Word of God will stand and remain forever. The Word is a promise book for you and me.  Unlike man, God’s promises are each one kept and fulfilled.  All of his promises are YES and AMEN to you and me today. The word of God is sharper than any two edged sword once it’s spoken it never return’s void. The Bible isn’t about somebody…it IS somebody. The Living Word is yours to stand on and to feast on and to use as a weapon against the enemy. The Word works and it’s yours.  Alive and Active…The Word belongs to you.
We not only have the Word but we have the precious and powerful Holy Spirit.  Jesus said, “It’s better for me to go because when I do the Holy Spirit will come. He will teach you ALL things.”  Not only is the Holy Spirit the teacher but He is the Comforter and the Guide. He is real! He is present at this moment desiring to guide your day and give you the power and strength to fulfill your destiny.  He is the Comforter, when we are hurt He comforts, when we are lost He guides and when are wrapped in confusion He speaks and leads with truth. The Holy Spirit is so real and He belongs to you.
We also have the name…the name of  JESUS!  It’s the name that’s above all other names.  Philippians 2:10, “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of  Jesus every knee will bow of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” When my little girl had a fever a week ago I spoke that name over her and the fever instantly left. Say the name, speak the name of  Jesus and everything that’s not of God must leave and will leave.  The name of  JESUS belongs to you.
As the world day by day grows darker…the church (that’s us) we are growing Brighter and Brighter.  By using the Word, speaking the Word, being led by the Holy Spirit and walking in the authority of the Name that’s above all names.  Friend you’re not helpless and hopeless.  Your well equipped to be a force to be reckoned with!  Now for the kingdom’s sake go take your day. It won’t be long until we will see our King face to face…until then soldier on.

 

Zephaniah 3:17Amplified Bible (AMP)
“17 The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.”

Storm Clouds

Years ago my life was spiraling out of control.   I won’t go into the details but daily things kept getting worse. I’m here to tell you it was a nightmare.

I ran to several pastors and close friends and told them all my problems…really I told anyone who would listen!  The more I spoke the worse it got! I was faced with blank stares and a pat on my shoulder conveying that it would get better and that I should just hang in there. I soon realized though wisdom is found in wise counsel!  My only hope was in a Living God and I started crying out to Him.

In my darkest moment God said, “Your words are seeds; only speak what you want to harvest.  Only speak what you want to see.”  I sat and pondered the words spoken and I immediately started to speak daily confessions of God’s Word. Sometimes five times a day, sometimes three times a day, sometimes all night long! It was a very long list of confessions from the Word of God.

I promise you this…as I started speaking Scripture over my life and my circumstances…Everything changed. I mean Everything!

My friend, I’m sharing a very personal story to encourage you with this truth.

It’s impossible to speak the Word of God and not see results.  God said “I watch over my Word to perform it.” Isaiah 55:11   After about a week of just speaking the Word things started changing.  I started getting more stable and I felt myself from the inside out getting stronger. It didn’t happen instantly but gradually.  I’m telling you what worked for me. I know it will work for you.

If your currently in a storm, a situation that you never thought you would be in, here’s my advice… take God’s Word like a medicine several times a day!  I hope this doesn’t sound simplified like:  Just say this and stand on one leg and everything will be just fine.  That’s not at all what I’m saying.

Remember the parable told by Jesus from Matthew Chapter 7?

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

We may feel as if life is “beating on our house.”  We are standing in a storm and taking a real beating.  I know that’s how I felt.   Because you have built your house on the rock you have this promise…”but it did not fall.”  We have a living God who hears and answers prayer and watches over his Word to perform it.   My house did not fall. You are loved and prayed for, hold strong and keep standing on the rock.  I promise to keep on praying for you. This storm will pass and you will come out stronger than before.

Is it Not Enough? Be Thankful.

We read in the bible of a crowd of 5,000 who came to hear JESUS, while they listened…hunger pains set in. Someone probably yelled out “What’s for lunch?” Looking around Jesus looked for what he DID have and he found a little boy’s lunch, a “Happy Meal.”  Jesus gave “THANKS” for this little meal… then fed FIVE thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread.

Why am I sharing this with you today? What does this have to do with Thanksgiving?

Jesus simply “Gave thanks” for a lunch that “wasn’t yet enough.” He gave thanks for “Not Enough.” He gave thanks for what he DID have instead of complaining about what he DIDN’T have and God multiplied it and it fed everyone totally completely meeting the need of the moment.

Be thankful for what may seem like not enough in your life. Ask God to bless it. And expect a miracle.

Watch God work on your behalf for you and your family. Be thankful for your “not enough” and watch him not only meet your needs, but multiply your resources so that you can bless others through your own abundance.

Be thankful for what may seem like not enough in your life. Ask God to bless it. And expect a miracle.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wright Family.

We love you and are so thankful for your partnership of KC Wright Media Ministries.

I have seen your tears

Imagine God saying this to you…

I love you far more than you could ever imagine.  See the stars I created them for you, the rolling hills and the beauty of a fresh morning with each new day and each pounding heartbeat.  My message is clear.  I love you, YOU.  This…this is all for you.  A morning where my mercy is brand new just as the sunrise.  The joy in your life, the laughter, I created just for you.  Your dreams, each one…they are from me.  I’ll bring them to pass.  Your tears I’ve seen every one of them.  Just as a father provides for his family so I will provide for you because you are my child. Do you hear the whippoorwill at night or the crickets?  Do you experience the peace that comes over you when you finally say “Good night.”  All of this is from me and ALL is for you.

Love isn’t something I do.  Love is what and who I am.  Every time you feel it and sense it, I’m there.  I am love. Those moments when you have allowed yourself to get shut away and just seek me…I was there and I loved meeting you in that place.  In my presence is power and fullness of life and joy.  That’s why the enemy fights so hard to pull you away from me.  Some things will only be spoken in that place and during that time.  I want to show you things that you can’t perceive unless you meet with me.  In the day seasons and the night seasons I see you and I will fulfill my destiny with you.  I will bring it to pass.

I’ve set this all in motion.  I’ve seen you slip and fall.  Your tears I’ve seen every one of them.  I’ve seen you stand up and lift up your head and walk again…from your beginning.  So draw closer and I will draw closer.  Seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I hear whispered prayer.  I see a heart that’s full of faith and love.  I’m moved by that and you please me.

My promises are kept!  My love is secure.  My presence is yours.   “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”  Jeremiah 31:3