November 01, 2023 – 11/01/2023
11 – Heroes Rising
1 – Unity

Deuteronomy 11:1 (NKJV) – “Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.”

God Almighty in His wisdom and love, set up relationships to be at their best when the people involved are united. There’s great power in unity! Just look at the tower of Babel fiasco, or what the 133rd chapter of Psalms tells us about unity! At my church, OpenDoor Church in Burleson, Texas, one of our 16 core values is, “Unity makes us a conduit for God’s power.” You can see why God would make a big deal out of it, and out of the things we choose to be united with.

Declaration: With unwavering faith, I declare that becoming ONE with God is my foremost pursuit, and the presence of 111 in my life is a divine reminder of His intimate company and boundless blessings.


On this 111 day, it is key that we understand the significance of this number, especially if it has been chasing you down. Here’s an excerpt from my book Numbers That Preach that goes into this a little bit more:

“God’s number one priority is that you become ONE with Him. I am a 111 person. I see it everywhere, and I believe 111 has to do with the awareness of the presence of God. To me it’s like God saying, “I am here with you, and I am going to bless you!” When I start seeing 111 everywhere I start hearing God speak in a whole new way.”


Running around in this day and age, we get caught up on the next thing and then the next thing. This repeating cycle is nothing but one of the tricks of the enemy; if he can’t stop you from doing the Kingdom business, he’ll get you to burn yourself out with the busyness of it all, distracting you from recognizing the actual purpose and destiny God the Father has for your life. We have to stop the endless repetition of being overly committed and, instead, be intentional to allow for our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father to come in and dwell with us. It’s moving from just visitation, to habitation.


John 14:23 (NKJV)

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”


If we set our hearts on the Lord, if we choose to draw near to Him, He can’t help but draw near to us! Hebrews 11 tells us that the Lord is a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him. The definition for the word diligent is persevering attention, constant effort, persistent. Instead of being caught up by the constant demand of our schedules, let’s be constantly going after the heart of King Jesus, passionately and enduringly!


God cries out to us with the message of 111, “I am here with you, and I am going to bless you!” It is our job to respond, to say “Yes” in the midst of our responsibilities and burdens. When He knocks at the door of our hearts, we will open the door and invite Him in!


Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.


From my book: Numbers That Preach