Day 11 - Prayer and the Word
on January 18th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaActs 6:4But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.Prayer and the Word are two places in which I am spending a lot of my time! During this dedication, what are some of the ways in which you feel led to dedicate yourself to the Lord? Today, as I was dropping the kids off, running errands, and heading out on appointments, I was devoting my freedom t...  Read More
Day 10 - Dedicate Your Freedom
on January 17th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaLuke 4:18-1918 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,    because he has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives    and recovering of sight to the blind,    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”These are the words that Jesus read in the synagogue after being tempted in t...  Read More
Day 9 - Don't Be Surprised
on January 16th, 2024
 By Pastor Tim Escamilla1 Peter 4:12-1312 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.There have been many times in which I'm going through a trial, and for some reason, I'm surprised as ...  Read More
Day 8 - No Dominion Over Me
on January 15th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaPsalm 119:132-133132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,        as is your way with those who love your name.133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,    and let no iniquity get dominion over me.Every week, I'm honored to say a blessing over you, my people, my family. Verse 132 above really echoes that blessing. When He turns to us, we pray He would be gracious to us...  Read More
on January 14th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaPsalm 115:14-1514 May the Lord give you increase,    you and your children!15 May you be blessed by the Lord,    who made heaven and earth!I hope you can feel that you are getting closer to the Lord during this dedication! That's what's most important: getting closer to Him. Drawing nearer to Him, and clinging closer to Him is what this firstfruits offering is all about. We ...  Read More
Day 6 - Rest
on January 13th, 2024
We all need to rest, and as Christians, we should get in the rhythm of following the Lord and worship while we rest. So that's what I'm doing. Take it easy today. Reflect on His goodness. Don't do too many chores. Simply rest and take it easy, with the intent of resting, recuperating, gaining strength, and getting ready to tackle next week as best you can.I hope your Saturday is filled with the pr...  Read More
Day 5 - Resist the Devil
on January 12th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaJames 4:7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.During this time, we should also focus on how we can reject the devil and all his attacks. If we're proposing to do EVERYTHING we can to get closer to the Lord, then we need to also think of ways in which we can resist the devil. Looking at the verse, we immediately realize that there ca...  Read More
Day 4 - My Chosen Portion
on January 11th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaPsalm 16:5-65 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;    you hold my lot.6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.I hope you've been following along these past four days. Not only that, I hope you are fully dedicating yourself and your 2024 to the Lord. If you are, then you can joyfully proclaim why you are doing this: be...  Read More
Day 3 - Worship in Holiness
on January 10th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaPsalm 96:9Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!Yesterday (Tuesday) I had a very special time in the presence of God. As I was praying and worshiping, I was struck with awe in His holiness! All I could think of was the fact that I was in the presence of the Holy God. There is splendor in His holiness. For quite some time, I couldn't ...  Read More
Day 2 - Ask and Receive
on January 9th, 2024
By Pastor Tim Escamilla Matthew 7:7-87 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.There is something special about asking God for something; we see it all throughout the Bible. People asking God for something, and Him coming through with t...  Read More
Day 1 - Hear His Voice
on January 8th, 2024
By Pastor Tim EscamillaJohn 10:27 - ESVMy sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.At the beginning of this dedication, I want to focus on the most important aspect of it: hearing His voice. These 21 days are intended for us to focus on His voice, hear His voice, and follow His leading! This will help you grow closer to Him, and be an even bigger blessing to those around you. Some ...  Read More
Surrounded by His Faithfulness
on October 30th, 2023
Freedom family, I am soaking in the Lord right now. I am surrounded by His faithfulness. He's been so faithful to us. He's been faithful even when our decisions have been foolish; even when we haven't taken time to spend with Him and hear from Him. He's been so faithful. Even when we've let Him down, He hasn't let us down. Even if we've felt let down by Him, He hasn't let us down. He hasn't abando...  Read More