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Jesus is so Almondy

Do you remember the Martin show from the 90’s? It was a great show with so many memorable moments. One of those moments for me was the episode when one of the characters said “you so almondy,” which was hilarious both in content and meaning (we’ll explain another day). If you want a good laugh and to relive the 90’s, check out Martin.

This phrase came back to me during this time of prayer and fasting.

It’s my belief that God hears and moves when we pray and fast. I encourage you to stay focused and to lock-in this last week. He sees and knows what we give to Him and what we’re asking of Him.

He delights in answering our prayers as He said in John 16:24: “Ask, using my name and you will receive and you will have abundant joy.” When we set time aside to pray and fast it aligns us in position to have our petitions answered. We must remember, anything we give to God is an opportunity for Him to go deeper in our lives, and for us to go deeper in Him. This is is what we want and this is what we can have.

Therefore it’s good to know that Jesus is so Almondy.

Jeremiah was a prophet who was used by God even as a teenager. He stood strong and fearless through threats, prison and ridicule, thus he fulfilled the propose of God for his life. During his call to serve the Lord as a prophet, he saw a picture that articulated truth for what was to come. This picture revealed the phrase “Jesus is so Almondy” and how it connects to us today.

Jeremiah 1:11-12 says, “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?, And I replied, ‘I see a branch from an almond tree.’ And the Lord said, ‘That’s right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans.'”

Notice how what Jeremiah saw revealed something about God.

This truth revealed that God was watching over all His plans to fulfill everything He said He would do. The almond branch meant He was looking over His promises to make sure each of them would be true for Jeremiah and His people. For us today this is powerful stuff, as Jesus is still the same yesterday, today and forever (see Hebrews 13:8).

Jesus is so Almondy! He’s watching over all His promises and plans for you, so that they all come to pass. Think about His eyes focused on you, seeing you, looking over you and knowing everything about you. This is not for judgement, it’s for fulfillment!

Yes, He’s the lover of your soul and ALL His promises are yes and amen (see 2 Corinthians 1:20-22), which means He is so Almondy as He watches over all He has said. No matter where you are, what you’ve done, or what you’re facing, there is someone watching and He’s faithful to come through for you.

His timing is perfect, His plans are good and His ways are merciful; therefore, during this time of prayer and fasting believe that He is coming through. Remember, we aren’t twisting His arm or forcing Him to do what we want. What we’re doing is seeking Him with all we’ve got. Fasting with prayer helps us focus in to do that. When this happens we’re connecting our faith to God, believing that He will do what we can’t do. Certain things don’t come out but with prayer and fasting, so they are coming out now (see Matthew 17:21).

What is on your heart? What are you fasting for?

Be bold, be focused and stir your faith to believe that He is moving on your behalf today. If you haven’t done this, write out your prayer requests. Pray over them daily, follow the daily prayer themes, and let God touch your heart. We stand with you and we believe in you.

Jesus is so Almondy for you and for your house,
PD



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