Today’s Prophetic Number

Judges 11:27 – Therefore I have not sinned against you, but you wronged me by fighting against me. May the Lord, the Judge, render judgment this day between the children of Israel and the people of Ammon. 

Father God, thank you that your judgment is mercy on us. Because of His mercy, we can extend mercy to those who have wronged us. God’s judgment is that we prosper in all things and our families will be saved. God invites us to pray for the same thing for our enemies. 

Declaration: The favor of the Lord is upon me and I’m growing in stature and wisdom. I chose to walk in mercy and grace. I will not hold grudges.

Sign Up For Ugly?

Let’s get off into the Kingdom importance of being prepared. Benjamin Franklin says, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” I don’t know about you, but I’m not prepared to fail this year. 

On the other hand, I’m not prepared to be flawless and God Almighty doesn’t expect me to be. There’s a part of my life that’s picking up momentum. I’m going to move forward and a lot of it is a bonafide train wreck. 

“Pastor Troy, what are you talking about?” 

I’m talking about when you’re out there swinging for the bleachers trying to make things happen. When you don’t have a playbook and don’t know how to do this or that, but you’re stepping up and saying, “I’m going to give this my best shot and see what I can accomplish.” My friend, it’s gonna be ugly.

Did you sign up for ugly? You did and you shouldn’t be afraid to sign up for ugly. Victory is not going to be pristine. It’s going to be beautiful, it really and truly is, but it’s going to be in the midst of a mess. 

Don’t you want the Lord in the midst of the mess of your humanity? Because He’s not afraid to bless your mess at all. He’s not afraid of your humanity. 

“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

God loves you too much to leave you the way you are. He will sort out your ugly, but only if you invite Him into it. Remember, your heart is His home. Give Him the mop and the broom and let Him take care of the rest. 


I am signing up for ugly! I am going after Kingdom advancement and know it’s going to be messy.

My heart is your home. I give you permission to clean up my mess in the ________ area of my life. 

My life and my ministry are Yours. Upgrade and advancement are mine and my life will glorify You, Lord.