Day 99 – “I’m Running Out.”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, "I’m running out."

This is a mind-set that we WILL overcome today: the thought that you’re running out of time; running out of money; running out of patience, strength, chances, and so on. This thinking has got to go!

LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY


1. Replace "running-out" thinking with "running-OVER" thinking
(Psalm 23:5). Expect your cup to run over TODAY. Your cup is your container. And in Christ, God keeps pouring blessing into your life, so you can’t contain it all!

2. Know His Name! El Shaddai = The God of MORE THAN ENOUGH! God’s name represents His character and His nature. He IS more than enough, so HE GIVES more than enough. You could NEVER exhaust the infinite riches and supply of God (Genesis 17:1–2, Genesis 28:3).

3. HE RENEWS (Isaiah 40:31), HE RESTORES (Joel 2:25), HE RECOVERS (1 Samuel 30:8), and HE RUNS you over with blessing (Deuteronomy 28:2).

4. Remember Elijah and the widow NEVER ran out. The jar of flour will never be empty, and the jar of oil will never run dry (1 Kings 17:14). If they never ran out, YOU will never run out (Acts 10:34–35).

5. Think like a giver. You never RUN OUT of what you give away. It always comes back: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and RUNNING OVER! (Luke 6:38, Matthew 14:20)

6. Plan on what you’re going to do with all your extra time, money, and opportunities. YES—God will give you MORE than you can contain, which keeps you giving it away! (Malachi 3:10)


THINK IT AND SAY IT

I embrace a "running-over" mentality. I set my expectation on being run over with God’s blessing. My cup, my money, my time, and my chances are POURING over in my life. God did it for the widow, and therefore He will do it for me. He is MY GOD—the God of more than enough—and I expect it today. I think like a giver, and I know that whatever I give away will always come back to me RUNNING OVER, in Jesus’ Name.

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 98 – “Don’t Get Your Hopes Up.”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, "Don’t get your hopes up."

To hope is to look up—to have expectation! To hope is to live. Hope is like oxygen. It’s like light in a dark and negative world.

Proverbs 13:12 says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick." There are many great truths from this Scripture.

When hope is put off to the side, your heart becomes sick. When your hopes are dashed to the ground, your heart becomes sick. Most importantly, your heart becomes sick when you STOP hoping. Hope HEALS!


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. GET YOUR HOPES UP, no matter what. Psalm 78:7 says, "that they might set their hope in God." Put your hope in our unfailing God; not in people, who disappoint.

2. KEEP THEM UP. I John 3:3 says to FIX your hope on Him, and it will purify you. To fix means: to remain, to attach, to be glued. Glue your hopes on God. He will not disappoint.

3. It’s okay when you don’t see what you’re hoping for. The fact that you don’t see something gives hope a reason to remain alive in your heart. Once you have something and see it, you don’t need to hope for it anymore. It’s when you don’t see it, that your hope has a reason to exist.

4. Get faith.
Faith is a tangible force. It is a substance. If you are exercising faith, no one will be able to tell you that God’s promise will not come to pass. Faith gives substance to what you are hoping for. Hope comes from the encouragement in Scripture (Romans 15:4).

5. Meditate on the love of God. Hope that IS NOT DEFERRED (delayed, or disappointed) comes from love. Romans 5:5 says, "and hope does not disappoint (or leave you with shame), because the love of God has been shed abroad in your heart." Keep your mind fixed on God’s love for you.

6. Fire the "management" team! Free yourself from people who think they’re doing you a favor by "managing" your expectations or protecting you from disappointment. Get around hopers, and dreamers, and people who are filled with expectation! It’s okay if people want to help DEFINE your hopes, but NEVER let them CONFINE your hopes.


THINK IT AND SAY IT

My hopes are up! I eliminate the notion of lowering my expectations. I refuse to accept people’s advice to "not get my hopes up." I get my hopes up NOW, and I keep them up. I expect God’s promises to come to pass in my life today! I expect good to come to my life today, in my family, in my home, in my church, in my job, in my relationships, in my body, and in my finances. I expect ideas, favor, and wisdom. I look up, expecting to receive the best of what God has for me today, in Jesus’ Name!

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 97 – “My Life Is out of Control!”

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Today we are fasting from the thought that says, "My life is out of control!"

That’s what the devil wants you to think. When you think this way, you get discouraged. You lose hope. Like a jellyfish, you are carried by the prevailing current.


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. Think above. Think from a higher point of view. Look down at life rather than up at it. When Elisha’s servant saw from above, he realized there were more for him than those against him (2 Kings 6:14–17). Notice, God didn’t add any chariots. Elisha’s servant just couldn’t see them, because he wasn’t thinking above. THINK ABOVE.

2. DON’T see the bigger picture today. That’s not a typo! Think of your situation and your world as small. Think of yourself as bigger. How YOU see yourself is how life will see you. That’s how the mountain will see you. If you see yourself bigger than the mountain (Greater is He that is in you—that makes you big!), then the mountain will respect what you say when you tell it to move!

3. The best day of your life is the day you decide your choices are your own. No excuses. No one to blame. Remember the lame man who for 38 years sat at the pool of Bethesda? He stayed in his condition because he told Jesus what he had believed for all those years: "I have no one to help me" (John 5:7). DECIDE TO OWN YOUR CHOICES.

4. Focus on the inside, not the outside. If you’re like me, there are several things on the outside that are not fully under control. But your job is to get control of the inside. That’s what this fast from wrong thinking is about. It’s taking care of the INSIDE. You ARE in control, IF you control your thought life.

5. Take control of your day, one thought at a time. Don’t be overwhelmed. Isaiah 28:13 says that we build God’s Word and God’s thoughts in our lives, "line upon line, precept upon precept."


THINK IT AND SAY IT

I am in control of my life, because I am in control of my thoughts. I rule my life by ruling my thoughts. My thoughts liberate my emotions, my health, my relationships and my whole life.

I have control of the choices I make.

I will not stay in a defeated, lonely, sick, depressed condition another day of my life. This fast from wrong thinking is working IN ME, in Jesus’ Name.

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 96 – “I Feel Trapped”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, "I feel trapped."

We all know what it feels like when it seems we have nowhere to turn. Perhaps you’ve felt like life was closing in on you—like there was no way out of the situation you’re in.


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. God ALWAYS provides a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). When you feel trapped or closed in, God will make a way for you. He always does. Choose to believe it today.

2. Expect an open door. He opens the door that no one can close (Revelation 3:8). This is the favor of God. Psalm 5:12 says that His favor surrounds you like a shield. When you feel surrounded by your problems, declare that you are surrounded by HIS FAVOR!

3. You have the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:30 says, Jesus has been made unto you wisdom from God.Whenever you feel trapped, believe that you will instinctively know what to do next.


4. Change your perspective.
When Paul was trapped, despairing even of life, in 2 Corinthians 1:8–10 (Message translation), he said IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED, because he was forced to trust God totally. And He delivered him.

5. Stop thinking about the finish line. Keep walking by faith. Just take one step in the right direction. God will meet you there. John 5:8—just start. Get up. You don’t have to figure it all out. One step at a time.

6. You have the peace of God in you. When everything is closing in on you, declare, "Peace, be still." This is why Jesus could calm the storm—because the peace was already in Him. And, therefore, it’s already in you!

7. Embrace the thought: "God will deliver whoever calls on His name" (Romans 10:13). He is your Deliverer. When you feel trapped, declare: JESUS, You are my Deliverer!


THINK IT AND SAY IT

God makes a way where there is no way. I have the wisdom of God; and I walk by faith, not by sight. I speak to my situation, "Peace, be still." I expect God to open a door that no man can close. No matter how trapped I feel, I will totally trust God. And He will deliver me, in Jesus’ Name!

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 95 – “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Our fast from wrong thinking is working. Stay on this journey with me. These seeds will produce the great harvests you have always wanted and needed in every area of your life.

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, "What’s wrong with me?"

The constant awareness of our "falling short" is where the devil and religion want to keep us. This keeps us defeated and hemmed in by our human nature, rather than liberated through our divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4 says, "Through His promises, we share in the divine nature of God and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust."


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. Understand the gift of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "He who knew NO sin, was made to be sin FOR US, that we would be MADE the righteousness of God." This is the greatest EXCHANGE in human history! Jesus took our sinfulness and imparted to us His righteousness–which means we are RIGHT in God’s eyes, not wrong.


2. Awake to righteousness.
1 Corinthians 15:34 (Amp.) says, "Awaken to righteousness; and you will not sin." When God thinks of you, He thinks of a victorious, conquering, strong, powerful, wise, and holy son or daughter. He sees you as a mighty champion. The head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). Righteousness means: To stand in His presence without a sense of guilt, shame, inferiority or condemnation.


3. Reject sin-consciousness.
When you are always conscious of what’s wrong, you will DO wrong. When you are always conscious of BEING the righteousness of God – you will DO right. You’ll act on the outside how you see yourself on the inside.


4. Ask the Holy Spirit to do what He does best.
1 Corinthians 2:12 says, "….we have received the Spirit of God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God." A key ministry of the Holy Spirit is to REVEAL what is already yours (NOT TO REVEAL TO YOU ALL THAT IS WRONG IN YOUR LIFE).


5. Dwell on what’s right rather than what’s wrong.
Go through the Scripture regarding who you are in Christ; what is yours in Christ, and what you can do in Christ. It’s staggering. Flood your mind with this new way of thinking.


THINK IT AND SAY IT

I am the righteousness of God, through the blood of Jesus. I stand in the presence of God without guilt, shame, inferiority or condemnation.

I awake to righteousness and believe it will lead me to a victorious life.

I am a joint heir with Jesus. When God looks at me, He sees His blood. He thinks of me as a conquering, powerful and holy son or daughter. I will not think of myself as anything less or more than what God thinks of me in Jesus Name!

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 94 – “People Don’t Treat Me Right.”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, "People don’t treat me right."

We all know what it feels like to be mistreated, but we can’t let what other people do control our emotions or our day.


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. You are delivered from people bondage! What does that mean? God delivers you FROM people, so He can deliver you TO people. (Acts 26:17) When you’re free from needing people to treat you right, you’re truly free.

2. Stay above it. Don’t fear mistreatment. Job 3:25 says, "What I have feared has come upon me." Fear attracts mistreatment. Expect the love of God to free you from fear today! (1 John 4:18)

3. NO weapon!
(Isaiah 54:17) People’s mistreatment CANNOT prosper against you. God will turn it around.

4. Expect from God, not people. God says, "I will reward you" (Hebrews 11:6; Ephesians 6:8). It’s right to expect, but turn your expectation UP to God, not OUT to others.

5. They meant evil, BUT God meant good. (Genesis 50:20) People’s mistreatment loses its power over you when you know God will turn it into something good. Yes, He is THAT good! Expect it.

6. People may treat you worse than you deserve, but God treats you BETTER than you deserve!
(Psalm 103:10–11)


THINK IT AND SAY IT

I am free from needing people to treat me right. God more than makes up for it. He treats me better than I deserve. Man’s mistreatment has lost its power over me. Whatever was meant for evil against me, God turns it into good, because He’s THAT GOOD! I expect from God, not man, in Jesus’ Name.

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries

Day 93 – “This Problem Is Too Big!”

Today, we’re fasting from the thought that says, "This problem is too big!"

We all have problems. And they can seem overwhelming. They can SEEM too big for us to handle. But…


LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. The problem is not the problem! When the disciples’ boat was sinking, they thought the problem was the wind and water filling their boat. The real problem was: they didn’t believe God cared. (Mark 4:38) Start here: God cares. And He’s WITH you in the boat!

2. Remember what you have. When the widow was in debt and about to lose everything, the prophet asked her, "What do you HAVE in your house?" (2 Kings 4:2) The solution to anything starts with thinking on what we already HAVE, not what we don’t have.


3. Talk TO the problem; not ABOUT it.
The more you talk about it, the bigger it gets. The more you talk TO it, the smaller it gets. (Mark 11:23–24)

4. Ditch the grasshopper mentality. Numbers 13:33 says, "…we felt like grasshoppers, so that’s what they thought too." That was the evil report. It’s evil to think of yourself as smaller than the problem.

5. The only giant in the land is YOU. You don’t have a giant problem. You ARE a giant, and you have a little problem. 1 John 4:4 says, "Greater is He that is in YOU, than he that is in the world." If the Greatest One lives in you, that makes you pretty big!

6. God is already on it. Psalm 138:8 says that He will accomplish those things that concern you. No problem stands a chance against God’s plan.


THINK IT AND SAY IT

The problem is not my problem. God is with me. His love is too great to let this thing defeat me. I have what I need to beat it. I talk to the problem, and it must obey me. I reject the grasshopper mentality. I am the giant in the land. I shall by all means go up and possess the land. The Greater One lives in me, and that makes me greater than the problem, in Jesus’ Name!

In God’s great love,

Gregory Dickow

Gregory Dickow Ministries